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APMG International Project Planning and Control (TM) Foundation and Practitioner, 5 days

Delivered at your office or a training centre, in groups or 1-2-1

This five day event introduce delegates to effective project planning and control. Effective planning and control requires an understanding of a clear project definition, supported by a robust approach to planning the project. This, in turn requires the selection and use of appropriate scheduling techniques which are supported by rigorous monitoring for effective proactive control.

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Key features

  • Live instructor-led course with 30 hours of training
  • Session runs from 9.30–5pm with normal breaks included
  • Fully certified trainer
  • Get key skills and practical knowledge
  • This course is available for delivery at your office, 1-2-1 and groups – contact us
  • Course materials included
  • Recognised course certificate

What will I learn?

A sound basis for effective record keeping will facilitate the understanding of lessons learned which supports continuous improvement, thus adding value to organisational aspirations and objectives. As a Practitioner, delegates will demonstrate their ability to interpret and apply the Foundation topics to various project scenarios.


All relevant course materials are provided, which includes the APM Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control Manual and the APMG Project Planning & Control Foundation Examination.



The course uses QA's unique multimedia case-studies and accelerated-learning techniques to ensure that theory is embedded and delegates feel confident in the practical application of learning points. Additional evening work will be required in the form of consolidation reading and mock examination questions. The evening work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend approximately two hours on these activities each evening. The evening work is aimed at helping effective preparation for the examination.


The course will cover the following syllabus areas:


DEFINITION (DE)


Delegates are introduced to the world of projects with an emphasis on planning, monitoring and control.


Foundation



  • Key definitions and concepts associated with Planning and Control

  • Hierarchical Breakdown Structures - WBS, OBS, CBS, RBS

  • Purpose of the Business Case

  • Purpose of Scope Management, Requirements Management and Stakeholder Management

  • Purpose and composition of the Works Information and Statement of Work

Practitioner




  • Factors to consider to ensure the WI and SOW are fit for purpose

  • Key elements needed for effective project planning

  • The need for effective stakeholder management

PLANNING (PL)


The following areas will be discussed:


Foundation


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  • Facts, terms and concepts for: Planning, handover and closeout

  • Purpose and benefits of successful planning

  • Differences between Planning and Scheduling; Funding and Budgets

  • Planning approaches and influencing factors for: top-down, bottom-up and rolling wave planning

  • Purpose, characteristics and relationship and use of Breakdown Structures

  • Approaches and principles of designing Breakdown Structures

  • Purpose of the Work Package, WBS Dictionary and RACI Matrix

  • Purpose of Dependency Management, cost estimating, budgeting and budget transfers

Practitioner



  • Determine activities, outputs and roles involved in the development and maintenance of the plans required throughout the life of the project

  • Determine when top-down, bottom-up and rolling-wave approaches to planning should be adopted and the outputs of each

  • Interpret 'S' curves and identify planning strategies to work out how best to deliver the project

  • Identify appropriate project information for inclusion in the project's Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) and apply the guidance to its creation

  • Identify appropriate project information for inclusion in the project's Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and apply the guidance to its creation

  • Identify appropriate project information for inclusion in the project's WBS Dictionary and apply the guidance to its creation

  • Identify appropriate project information for inclusion in the project's Organisational Breakdown Structure (OBS) and apply the guidance to its creation

  • Identify appropriate project information for inclusion in the project's Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) and RACI Matrix and apply the guidance to their creation

  • Identify appropriate project information for inclusion in the project's Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS) and Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS) and apply the guidance to their creation

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