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APM Introductory Certificate PFQ Course Outline

During this 2-day course, delegates will produce various documents required to plan, monitor, and control any project. There will be many opportunities to discuss their findings, their understanding of the processes and their approach to Project Management. Throughout the course additional information will be given to ensure candidates cover the objectives of each session. Individual exercises will also be used to consolidate the subjects taught.

Module 1: Understand Project Management and the Operating Environment

  • Define the Term Project
  • Projects Vs Business as Usual
  • Define the Term Project Management
  • Purpose of Project Management
  • Define the Term Programme Management
  • Define the Term Portfolio Management
  • PESTLE Analysis

Module 2: Understand Project Life Cycles

  • Project Life Cycle
  • Linear Project Life Cycle
  • Iterative Project Life Cycle
  • Hybrid Life Cycle
  • Extended Project Life Cycle

Module 3: Understand the Roles and Responsibilities within Projects

  • What is Project Sponsorship?
  • Role of the Project Sponsor
  • What is an Organisation?
  • Project Team Structure Example
  • Project Sponsor and Project Manager
  • Project Governance
  • Project Team Members
  • End Users
  • Product Owner
  • Project Management Office

Module 4: Understand Project Management Planning

  • Define the Term Deployment Baseline
  • Linear Vs Iterative Life Cycles
  • Stakeholders of a Project Management Plan
  • Purpose of a Business Case
  • Typical Contents
  • Role of a Project Sponsor and Project Manager in a Business Case
  • What is Stakeholder Management?
  • Stakeholder Analysis Process
  • How a Stakeholder Analysis Supports Effective Stakeholder Engagement
  • Define the Term Benefits Management
  • What is Estimating?
  • Typical Estimating Methods
  • Purpose of the Estimating Funnel
  • What is Project Success?
  • What is Success?
  • When to Define Success?
  • Success Criteria
  • Reporting
  • Purpose of Project Progress Reporting
  • Benefits of Project Progress Reporting

Module 5: Understand Project Scope Management

  • Scope Management
  • Scope Management within Linear and Iterative lifecycles
  • Breakdown Structures
  • Product Breakdown Structure
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Cost Breakdown Structure
  • Organisational Breakdown Structures
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Configuration Management
  • Change Control
  • Why Change Control
  • Change Control Process
  • Configuration Management Process

Module 6: Understand Resource, Scheduling and Optimisation in a Project

  • What is Scheduling?
  • Purpose of Scheduling
  • Purpose of Critical Path Analysis
  • Purpose of Milestones
  • Time Boxing
  • What is Resource Optimisation?
  • Resource Levelling
  • Resource Smoothing
  • Procurement Strategy

Module 7: Understand Project Risk and Issue Management in the Context of a Project

  • What is Risk?
  • What is Project Risk Management?
  • Purpose of Risk Management
  • Risk Management Process
  • Use of Risk Registers
  • What is an ‘Issue’?
  • Terminology
  • Purpose of ‘Issue Management
  • Differentiate Between an Issue and a Risk
  • Issue Resolution Process

Module 8: Understand Quality in the Context of a Project

  • Definition of Quality
  • Quality Management
  • Quality Components
  • Quality Planning
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Decision Gates
  • Post Project Reviews
  • Benefit Reviews
  • Project Audits

Module 9: Understand Communication in the Context of a Project

  • What is Communication?
  • Communications in Projects
  • Face-to-Face Communication
  • Physical Communication
  • Virtual Communication
  • Contents of a Communication Plan
  • Benefits to a PM of a Communication Plan

Module 10: Understand Leadership and Teamwork within a Project

  • Leadership
  • Impact on Team Performance
  • Challenges to a Project Manager
  • Tuckman Team Development Model
  • Belbin Roles

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Who should attend this APM Introductory Certificate PFQ Course?

The APM PFQ is a beginner-level qualification that equips learners with a foundational understanding of Project Management. Here is a list of professionals who can benefit from attending this course:

  • Project Managers
  • Junior Managers
  • HR Professionals
  • Finance Professionals
  • Research and Development Professionals
  • Operations Managers
  • Senior Project Managers

Prerequisites of the APM Introductory Certificate PFQ Course

There are no formal prerequisites for pursuing this APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Course.

APM Introductory Certificate PFQ Course Overview

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification offers a comprehensive introduction to the essentials of Project Management. Grounded in the methodologies and practices endorsed by the Association for Project Management, it establishes a solid foundation for understanding the fundamental aspects of project initiation, planning, execution, and closure.

Professionals aiming to excel in Project Management should consider the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Training. It is particularly important for project coordinators, team members, newly appointed Project Managers, and those seeking to transition into Project Management roles. The knowledge and skills gained from this certification are vital for anyone looking to contribute effectively to projects within their organisation.

The 2-day APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Training Course by the Knowledge Academy is designed to equip delegates with the essential knowledge and skills needed to pass the APM PFQ examination. Through interactive sessions, practical exercises, and expert guidance, delegates will learn about project management terminology, processes, and best practices.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the fundamental principles of Project Management
  • To learn key Project Management terminology and processes
  • To gain the skills necessary to contribute effectively to projects
  • To prepare for the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Certification Exam
  • To apply Project Management best practices in real-world scenarios

Upon completion of the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Training Course, delegates will have a solid understanding of the core concepts and processes of Project Management. They will be well-prepared to take the APM PFQ examination and apply their new skills to manage projects more effectively within their organisations, thus contributing to project success and achieving professional growth.

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What’s included in this APM Introductory Certificate PFQ Course?

  • APM PFQ Examination 
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors 
  • APM Introductory Certificate PFQ Certificate  
  • Digital Delegate Pack

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Exam Information

The APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management (PFQ) Exam assesses participants' understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of project management. This certification focuses on providing individuals with a foundation in project management knowledge and terminology. 

  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 60 
  • Total Marks: 60 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 60%, or 36/60 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed book

The assessment will cover the following core principles of Project Management:

  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Communications
  • Quality Management
  • Teamwork
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Issue Management
  • Handover
  • Reviews

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APM Training | APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) Training in Brisbane FAQs

Yes, our PFQ and PMQ Courses are accredited by APM, The Association for Project Management.
The APM PFQ offers an introductory overview of Project Management, principles, and structure, suitable for anyone interested. The PMQ Certification, aimed at expanding knowledge, is ideal for those with some Project Management experience or PFQ graduates looking to advance.
The PFQ Certification is for beginners without Project Management experience, focusing on foundational knowledge. The PMQ Certification suits those with some experience, looking to expand their Project Management skills.
Yes, the APM PFQ Course concludes with an exam to assess your understanding of the subject and qualify you for the certification.
New Project Managers, team members, and individuals looking to start a career in Project Management should take up this APM PFQ.
There are no formal prerequisites for this APM PFQ Course, making it accessible to all interested learners.
The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Certification Training covers Project Management fundamentals, including planning, execution, monitoring, and closure, along with key terminology and methodologies.
Gaining the APM PFQ enhances your Project Management skills, making you an asset to any team and advancing your career prospects.
After completing APM PFQ, career opportunities include roles such as Project Coordinator, Junior Project Manager, and various project team positions.
This APM PFQ equips you with essential Project Management skills and methodologies, enabling you to navigate and contribute effectively to a dynamic business environment.
The Knowledge Academy in Brisbane stands out as a prestigious training provider known for its extensive course offerings, expert instructors, adaptable learning formats, and industry recognition. It's a dependable option for those seeking an APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Course.
The training fees for APM Introductory Certificate PFQ certification in Brisbane starts from AUD2895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for APM Introductory Certificate PFQ.
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