This entry-level course provides a comprehensive overview of project management that focuses on applying the core principles to make better decisions, understand consequences and generate success. Relevant for any project in any area of business, the course covers the pragmatic skills and techniques necessary for effective project delivery.
As more and more business critical initiatives are being planned and executed as projects, it is essential that organisations are fully equipped with the skills, tools, working practices, processes and mind-sets such that projects can be clearly defined, realistically planned and effectively managed.
This course is suitable for those looking to gain an understanding of project management, or those who are not directly involved in project management but who wish to become familiar with project management processes and key terms.
It is also ideal for project managers as a pre-cursor to more advanced certification such as the APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
Differentiate between project management and the operating environment
Define the management structure by which projects operate
Apply project management planning
Describe project scope management
Contribute to scheduling and resource management
Apply risk management and issue management
Define project quality management
Manage communication in the project environment
Recognise the importance of stakeholder management
Explain principles of leadership and teamwork
There are no prerequisites for attendance.
The Fundamentals of Project Management course works through the lifecycle of a project, giving delegates insight all the key activities and processes undertaken to deliver successfully. A realistic project scenario is used as a case study during the course. This allows delegates to consolidate their knowledge of the key topics discussed, in a practical setting through syndicate work.
The course is structured around the syllabus for the Association for Project Management (APM) 'Introductory Certificate: The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification'. The exam is not included in this course. Delegates wishing to undertake the exam should also book on course code FPMEX-3.
Project Management and the Operating Environment
Projects are undertaken in a unique environment. Delegates are introduced to the factors that shape that environment.
Differences between a project and business as usual
Purpose and core components of project management and the benefits of effective project management
Programme and portfolio management
Project environment and the PESTLE acronym
Use and phases of a typical project life cycle and reasons for structuring projects into phases
Roles and responsibilities of: project manager, project sponsor, project steering group/board, project team members, project office and end users
Project Management Planning
Delegates are introduced to the principles and techniques of effective project planning from the outset.
Purpose and the typical content of a business case, including benefits
Purpose and production of a project management plan
Stakeholders, stakeholder management and stakeholder analysis
Delegates who wish to sit the APM Introductory Certificate: The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification exam need to book on code FMPEX-3 separately. Key exam information:
60 multiple-choice questions
60% pass mark
Where the APM Introductory Certificate: The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification exam is linked to the course, delegates will be provided with lots of examples of examination questions. There will be a number of exercises and 'question-and-answer' sessions that will help to consolidate the learning, thereby ensuring that delegates are more than adequately prepared for the final examination.
Exams for delegates attending this course virtually , via 'Attend From Anywhere', will be managed separately, therefore please contact your account manager following course delivery who will arrange this.
If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.
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