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APM PMQ for PRINCE2

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Name APM PMQ for PRINCE2
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Overview

What is the APM PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners?

Project management methods, of which PRINCE2® is the paradigm, offer the project manager a tried and tested structure and guidance in support of 'what, when, where and who', with two notable exceptions; PRINCE2® offers very limited guidance on 'why' and 'how', in that there are no detailed project management tools and techniques covered as part of the method. This is the remit of the PMQ: The APM Project Management Qualification for PRINCE2® Practitioners course and examination.

APM qualifications are aligned to the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Four-Level-Certification system, where PMQ is recognised at IPMA Level D. This three-day course provides delegates with comprehensive knowledge and understanding to prepare them for the Project Management Qualification. It recognises the prior learning that a PRINCE2® Practitioner has attained by removing from the examinable syllabus, topics that would have already been assessed within the PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam.

It will enable delegates to:

  •   Understand all elements of the PMQ syllabus
  •   Get to grips with the specific examination language
  •   Learn strategies and tactics for approaching the examination

Who is this qualification for?                    

This course is intended for project managers and aspiring project managers with at least two years project experience and hold a current PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification.

Membership

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  •   Describe the management structure by which projects operate
  •   Explain the structure of project lifecycles
  •   Examine contexts and environments in which projects are delivered
  •   Define governance of project management and the use of structured methodologies
  •   Plan and manage communication in the project environment
  •   Explain principles of leadership and teamwork
  •   Recognise the importance of stakeholder management
  •   Apply project management planning techniques for success
  •   Describe project scope management
  •   Define and develop scheduling and resource management
  •   Prepare for effective project procurement

Pre-Requisites

Delegates should have experience of working in a project environment and have a basic understanding of project management issues.

Course Content

PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioners course follows the syllabus provided by APM, which is built around the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition. The course provides delegates with a detailed understanding of the underpinning tools, techniques and principles that are fundamental to successful project delivery.

The course is intensive and therefore delegates are expected to undertake revision work in the evening to prepare for the examination that will be taken at the end of the course. The additional work required during evenings will comprise consolidation reading and mock examination questions. The evening work is integral to the course and delegates should expect to spend two to three hours each evening on these activities.

Contexts and environments in which projects can be delivered

  •   Organisation, project office
  •   Life cycle models, extended life cycle
  •   Operations management, programme management, portfolio management, project environment, Health and Safety
  •   Governance of project management, role of structured methods in project governance

Communication within project management

  •   Importance of effective communications, communications within projects, communications plan
  •   Conflict management, negotiation
  •   Leadership, motivation, leadership styles
  •   Characteristics of teams and teamwork, creation, development and management of teams

Planning for success

  •   Information Management
  •   Estimating techniques
  •   Earned Value Management
  •   Stakeholder management
  •   Scope management, requirements management
  •   Time scheduling, Critical Path Analysis, Gantt charts, resource scheduling, Resource Smoothing and Levelling
  •   Budgeting and cost control

Specific Techniques

  •    Procurement in projects, procurement strategy, contracts and contractual relationships, provider selection and management

PMQ Examination

Extensive examination practice and feedback is included in the workshop. The PMQ examination is normally scheduled for 14:00 on the final day of the course.

Attend From Anywhere

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How Attend from Anywhere works

Our ‘Attend from Anywhere’ courses allow you to access award-winning classroom training without leaving your home or office. We use WebEx web and video conferencing platform by Cisco. Before you book you should check to ensure you meet the WebEx system requirements and run a test meeting to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings (if it doesn’t work you should adjust your settings or contact your IT department about permitting the website).

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  • Up to three weeks before the start of the course we will send you Joining Instructions by email.
  • You should enter ‘My Virtual Account’ to update your address for courseware and book a pre-test with a member of the Virtual Learning Team, who will check everything works.
  • 15 minutes before the course begins you should launch the software, connect your audio and familiarise yourself with the interface and how the virtual interactions work.
  • The course will be split into multiple sessions, with short breaks in between so you can stay focused and refreshed.
  • Throughout the course the learning professional will use an electronic whiteboard, which will transmit all the notes directly to your screen.
  • You can ask the learning professional a question at any time, either by simply speaking aloud through your microphone or by clicking the virtual ‘raise-a-hand’ button on the interface.
  • Towards the end of the course there will be plenty of time for detailed Q&As with the learning professional, just as if you were physically in the classroom.
  • Following the course you will be asked to complete a course evaluation form, which will allow you to give detailed feedback on your experience and help us to make future improvements.
  • For four weeks after the course has finished you will have on-demand access to helpful videos on the subject matter, and we may send you useful emails reminding you of the ‘Key Learning Points’.

Benefits of Attend from Anywhere

Access to experts

Receive full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course.

Convenient

Access your training from home, the office, or anywhere with internet access.

Cost-effective

Save money on training and expenses like transport, hotels, meals and childcare.

Quality

Our technology makes our online courses the same high quality as our classroom training.

Time-efficient

Reduce time out of the office and time spent travelling to and from training centres.

FAQ

What equipment do I need for an Attend from Anywhere course?

You will need an internet-connected computer and a USB headset with an in-built mic to interact with the trainer. Two monitors are recommended; one to stream the video from the classroom and the other to display the interactive interface.

How reliable are Attend from Anywhere courses?

We use leading Cisco technology and our classrooms are specifically optimised to improve sound quality for remote attendees. We also offer a pre-test so you can test everything is working before the course starts.

How are remote attendees made to fell included?

Our trainers are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our technology allows them to take over remote PCs. Our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on class exercises wherever they are.

What makes Attend from Anywhere courses cost effective?

Our technology makes our Attend from Anywhere courses the same high-quality experience as our classroom training, so we do not price them differently. However, organisations and individuals do make significant financial savings by booking this type of course when associated costs (such as travel, expenses, hotels, food and childcare) are factored in.

How can I take the exam remotely?

You may be able to take your exam via one of our accredited remote live proctors. Where this is not possible you may be issued with an exam voucher or required to attend a classroom in order to take the exam. Please contact us for specific details in relation to your course.

If you are able to take your exam remotely you need to book it before the course begins  and switch on a webcam to enable invigilation and show photo ID (please note that exam slots are subject to availability with the live proctors and may not be available during the week of the exam. Exam slots are booked on a first come first served basis).

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This is an intensive three-day course and delegates will be expected to undertake around 15 hours pre-course work in order to be fully prepared (please check course outline carefully for the date you wish to attend)

  •   Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading by email prior to attending the course. Success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials.
  •   Delegates who have not received pre-course reading material within one week of the start of the course should contact us.

Support

The APM Project Management Qualification Study Guide is designed to support candidates taking the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ), formerly known as APMP). It explains the topics in the syllabus using a consistent language set and avoiding unnecessary and complex jargon. The main benefit of this approach is that it provides thorough coverage of the knowledge required for each area of the syllabus.

Key exam information:

  •   Two hours duration
  •   Closed-book
  •   Six essay-based questions to be selected from a total of ten. Each is worth 50 marks
  •   Candidates are required to achieve a minimum of 165 marks out of 00 (55%) to pass

Please note: delegates must bring photographic identification with them on the exam day (e.g. passport, driving license, company secure access card, student card) as it is an examination requirement to present it to the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification may result in a candidate not being able to sit the exams. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable, please contact us.

By successfully passing the PMQ examination candidates can choose to further develop their knowledge and understanding by preparing for the APMPQ Assessment Centre (IPMA Level C). The attainment of accreditations offered by professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) is increasingly recognised as an indicator of competence in project management.

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