The attainment of accreditations offered by professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) is increasingly seen as a recognised indicator of competence in project management. APM PMQ is an internationally recognised knowledge based qualification (IPMA Level D) that enables individuals to demonstrate their knowledge for successful delivery of projects.
The key objectives of this course are to:
Appreciate business processes and lifecycle models for projects and project management.
Use critical path analysis techniques and manage resource conflicts.
Contribute to the development of the business case.
Select and apply appropriate project monitoring and control methods.
Use a systematic approach to analysing and planning a project.
Consider and apply appropriate conflict management and negotiating techniques.
Appreciate the project context and actively manage the project stakeholders.
Apply work breakdown structures and map responsibilities.
Appreciate the context and relevance of project change control processes.
Recognise the importance of developing effective leadership skills and communication techniques.
This event is a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by an APM approved trainer. All trainers have practical experience of projects. Practical sessions are on an individual and team basis and feature throughout the event. The examination is taken on day five and the results are usually available within eight to ten weeks.
Exam Information: The APM PMQ exam is a three hour, 'closed-book', essay style paper. In this paper, candidates must answer ten from sixteen questions covering 37 topics. The pass mark is 55%. The exam is available online following the accredited training.