The APM qualification is designed to give project managers an deep understanding of the different elements of project management and language used in projects.
Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), this topic will help you to understand how those elements interact with each other.
Ideally suited to project managers with at least two years' experience, this topic equips you to participate in projects ranging from individual assignments through to large projects.
During the course of a 5-day workshop, you will learn about the tools, techniques and principles which are critical to successful project management delivery.
Within this, you will learn about the structure of project lifecycles and the principles of leadership and teamwork. You will find out how to prepare
for effective project management and to recognise the link between configuration management and change control. How to plan and manage communication in the project environment and the impact on stakeholders.
What's the outcome?
Gaining this certificate is an ideal stepping stone for a career in project management.
you will be able to make a positive contribution to any project you're involved with and be able to demonstrate your understanding in a project environment using project management language and skills.
Through more widespread adoption of the APM approach, projects will be delivered in a more consistent fashion across your organisation. This will result in more projects being successfully delivered in line with expectations of time, cost and quality.
What does it involve?
You will be taken through the APM syllabus in preparation for an exam on the final day. This will be a closed book, 3-hour exam, during which you will be required to answer 10 exam essay questions (from 16) requiring a 55% pass mark.
This is an intensive course and requires around 15 hours of preparatory reading. In addition, during the workshop, delegates should be prepared to set aside 2-3 hours per evening for further reading and mock exam questions.
Further details such as the syllabus, candidate guidance notes and a sample paper may be found from the APM web-site.
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