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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) online class

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£295.00

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) online class

ILX

£295.00

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Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), this course will lead to an internationally recognised qualification. The Fundamentals qualification provides the foundation for further training and qualifications in the expanding project management field.

This course was previously known as APMIC but has been renamed by The Association of Project Management to APM Project Fundamentals Qualification.

The course is equivalent to a two-day classroom workshop and takes between 10–12 hours to complete. It combines multiple voices, animation and interactive exercises, providing training at a time, pace and location to suit individual requirements.

Course Introduction

  • Using the Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Pre-requisites
  • Conventions/Terminologies
  • Professional Qualifications
  • The PM Community

Basic Concepts

  • What is a Project?
  • Projects vs Operations
  • Project Lifecycles

The Project Management Centre

  • Projects, Programmes & Portfolios
  • The Project Environment (PESTLE)
  • The Business Case
  • PM Processes
  • Project Success Criteria

Organising a Project

  • The Project Sponsor/Board
  • The Project Manager
  • Project Assurance/Support
  • Project Teams

Planning a Project

  • The Project Management Plan
  • The PID/SoW
  • Product-Based Planning
  • Activity-Based Planning
  • Baselining

Scheduling a Project

  • Networks
  • Float
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Milestones

Estimating

  • Top Down/Bottom Up
  • Delphi Technique
  • Factoring
  • Work Distribution
  • Effort vs Duration (Weinburg’s Rule)

Managing Resources

  • Resource Types
  • S-Curves
  • Resource Histograms
  • Resource Scheduling

Controlling a Project

  • Stages & Tolerance
  • Earned Value
  • Forecasting
  • Computer Based Tools

EManaging Scope

  • Scope Planning / Definition
  • Scope Verification
  • Scope Change Control

Managing Communications

  • Authorities
  • Decision Making
  • Reporting
  • Project Issues

Managing Risk

  • Investment Appraisal
  • Risk Identification/Analysis
  • Response Development/Control

Managing Quality

  • Quality Management
  • Quality System
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Customer Quality Expectations

Managing Change

  • Change Management
  • Change Control
  • Configuration Management

Managing Procurement

  • Procurement & Contract Management

Managing People

  • Teamwork
  • Conflict Management
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Closing Down a Project

  • Handover
  • Follow-On Actions
  • Post-Project Review
  • Lessons Learned
  • Project Filing

Exam Technique

  • How to approach the exam 

Exam Simulator

  • Randomised exam questions to test understanding 
  • 12 months online access to our accredited course
  • Full tutor support via phone and email while you study
  • Mock exam revision tool
  • Online exam with remote invigilation

This learning requires no prior knowledge or experience. It is designed for anyone looking to start a successful project management career, or wishing to understand the principles of project management.