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Please note: From the 21st of December 2020, APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ 1st Edition  will be changing to APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ 2nd Edition

 

APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ Course Outline

APM PPQ is made up of core and elective modules. Candidates must study and take an exam for three core modules and one elective module from the list.

Core Modules

Module 1: Professionalism and managing others

  1. Promote the wider public good in all actions, and act in an ethically and legally appropriate manner in dealings with stakeholders and members of project teams and the organisation.
  2. Develop and manage teams
  3. Identify, address and resolve differences between individuals and/or interest groups
  4. Empower and inspire others to deliver successful change initiatives

Module 2: Planning & Control

  1. Identify and monitor risks (threats and opportunities), plan and implement responses to them, and respond to other issues that affect change initiatives
  2. Prepare and maintain schedules for activities and events for change initiatives, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements
  3. Develop, implement and update resource allocation plans (other than finance) for change initiatives, taking account of availabilities and scheduling
  4. Develop and agree budgets for change initiatives, and control forecast and actual costs against budgets
  5. Consolidate and document the fundamental components for change initiatives: scope; schedule; resource requirements; budgets; risks, opportunities and issues; and quality requirements

Module 3: Governance

  1. Establish and maintain structures that define clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities for the governance and delivery of change initiatives, and that align with organisational practice
  2. Manage stakeholders, taking account of their differing levels of influence and of their particular interests
  3. Establish and manage reviews, during and after change initiatives, which will inform governance of the change initiatives, by providing evaluations of progress, methodologies and continuing relevance
  4. Establish protocols to alter change initiatives, implementing the protocols when necessary, and updating configuration documentation
  5. Prepare, gain approval of, refine and update business cases that justify the initiation and/or continuation of change initiatives

Elective Modules

Module 4: Project Management

  1. Prepare and maintain definitions of the requirements of a project
  2. Determine the most appropriate solution to satisfy requirements within the context of a project’s objectives and constraints
  3. Secure the provision of resources needed for a project from internal and/or external providers
  4. Agree contracts and statements of work for the provision of goods and/or services, monitor compliance, and manage variances
  5. Develop, maintain and apply quality management processes for project activities and outputs

Module 5: Programme Management

  1. Identify, define, evaluate, plan, track and realise the business benefits of change initiatives
  2. Plan the integration of the outputs of a project or outcomes of a programme into business as usual, addressing the readiness of users, compatibility of work systems and the realisation of benefits
  3. Plan and control the finances of related projects and business as usual activities in a programme, as a means of driving performance and as part of the organisation’s overall financial management
  4. Prepare and maintain an overall schedule for resource use across projects in a programme, which avoids bottlenecks and conflicting demands, and which sequences outcomes in order to enable the efficient realisation of benefits
  5. Evaluate frameworks and methodologies used to ensure that the management of programmes will be comprehensive and will be consistent across different projects
  6. Ensure that information from related projects is valid through independent assurance, and that the programme is likely to achieve its aims

Module 6: Portfolio Management

  1. Recommend how financial and other resources should be allocated amongst projects, programmes and business as usual activities in a portfolio
  2. Ensure that information from related projects, programmes and business as usual activities in a portfolio is valid through independent assurance, and that the portfolio is likely to achieve its aims
  3. Plan and control the finances of projects, programmes and business as usual activities in a portfolio as a means of driving performance and as part of the organisation’s overall financial management
  4. Prepare and maintain an overall schedule for resource use in related change initiatives in a portfolio
  5. Evaluate frameworks and methodologies used to ensure that the management of change initiatives will be comprehensive and will be consistent across a portfolio

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Who should attend this APM PPQ Training Course?

The course is aimed at anybody who works in project, programme or portfolio management. 5-6 years of project experience is recommended.

Prerequisites

You must hold APM PMQ certification or equivalent to attend.

Please note: From the 21st of December 2020, APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ 1st Edition  will be changing to APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ 2nd Edition

 

APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ Course Overview

APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) holders demonstrate their comprehensive capabilities in delivering projects, programmes and portfolios. Our 5-day course provides everything needed to complete the APM PPQ exam and gain this valuable and highly respected certification. The qualification covers both the core and specific competencies required of project professionals, providing a comprehensive assessment of project management skills, knowledge and experience. Gaining the qualification requires the passing of three core modules and one elective module, allowing candidates to choose whether to specialise in and assess specific skills in either project management, programme management or portfolio management.

What is APM PPQ?

APM PPQ (Project Professional Qualification) is developed by the Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project profession. It is an examination-based qualification that assesses capability in managing and delivering projects, programmes and portfolios. PPQ is the highest level of project qualification APM offers after the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) and the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ). It is designed for project professionals with 5 to 6 years of experience.

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Please note: From the 21st of December 2020, APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ 1st Edition  will be changing to APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ 2nd Edition

 

What's included in this APM Training Course?

This course includes:

  • APM PPQ Examinations
  • Certificate

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APM PPQ Exam Information

Each APM module is assessed by a 3-hour exam consisting of four scenario-based questions. Delegates will take three core exams plus one elective exam of their choice from a selection of Project Management, Programme Management or Portfolio Management.

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Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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Frequently asked questions

FAQ's

Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
You must hold APM PMQ certification or equivalent to attend.​
The course is aimed at anybody who works in project, programme or portfolio management. 5-6 years of project experience is recommended.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 5 days
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The APM Project Professional Qualification assesses the professional capabilities and competencies of project, programme and portfolio managers. It follows an exam-based approach.
Yes, the course is accredited by APM (Association for Project Management).
We provide a Knowledge Academy courseware book including slides and exam guidance, certificates and exams.
Yes, all exams are included.
Each APM module is assessed by a 3-hour exam consisting of four scenario-based questions. Delegates will take three core exams plus one elective exam of their choice from a selection of Project Management, Programme Management or Portfolio Management.
The price for APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ certification in Australia starts from AUD2045
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ.
Please see our APMP Training courses available in Australia

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Complete APM Project Manager Certification Package

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APM Introductory Certificate PFQAUD3595

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APM Project Professional Qualification PPQAUD7995

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