APM PMQ Overview

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Course Outline

The APM Project management qualification (PMQ) syllabus is based upon the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition. Throughout this 5-day training course you will gain a broad level understanding of project management knowledge to be able to participate in projects from individual level to large organisational projects.

Module 1: How Organisations and Projects Are Structured

  • Differentiate between Permanent and Temporary Organisation Structures
  • Way in Which an Organisational Breakdown Structure is Used to Create a Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Role and Key Responsibilities of the Project Manager
  • Responsibilities of the Project Manager and the Project Sponsor Throughout the Project
  • Describe Other Roles Within Project Management
  • Describe the Functions and Benefits of Different Types of Project Office
  • Why Aspects of Project Management Governance are Required?

Module 2: Project Life Cycles

  • Differentiate Between Linear, Iterative and Hybrid Life Cycles
  • Why Projects are Structured as Phases in a Linear Life Cycle?
  • Differentiate Between a Project Life Cycle and an Extended Life Cycle
  • Role of Knowledge and Information Management to Inform Decision Making
  • Benefits of Conducting Reviews Throughout the Life Cycle
  • Why Projects May Close Early?

Module 3: Situational Context of Projects

  • Differentiate Between Projects and Business as Usual
  • Differentiate Between Project Management, Portfolio Management and Programme Management
  • Relationship Between Programmes, Projects and Strategic Change
  • Where the Use of Programme Management May be Appropriate?
  • Where the Use of Portfolio Management May be Appropriate?
  • Tools and Techniques Used to Determine Factors Which Influence and Impact Projects
  • Impact of the Legal and Regulatory Environment on Projects

Module 4: Communication within Project Management

  • Benefits to a Project of a Communication Plan
  • Relationship Between Stakeholder Analysis and an Effective Communication Management Plan
  • State Factors Which Can Positively or Negatively Affect Communication
  • State Sources of Conflict Within a Project
  • Ways in Which Conflict Can be Addressed
  • How to Plan and Conduct Negotiations?

Module 5: Principles of Leadership and Teamwork

  • How Leadership Impacts Team Performance and Motivation
  • Change Leadership Styles to Effectively Support the Management of a Project
  • Characteristics and Benefits of Effective Teams and Teamwork
  • Factors Which Impact the Leadership of Virtual Teams
  • Which Influences the Creation, Development and Leadership of Teams?

Module 6: Understand Planning for Success

  • Importance of a Business Case Throughout the Project Life Cycle
  • What’s Meant by Benefits Management
  • Investment Appraisal Techniques Used by a Project Manager
  • Information Management Process
  • Factors Which Would Typically be Reported on to Help Ensure Successful Project Outcomes
  • Relationship Between the Deployment Baseline and the Development of a Project Management Plan in Linear and Iterative Life Cycles
  • Importance of Producing a Project Management Plan
  • Typical Contents of a Project Management Plan
  • Approaches to Producing Estimates
  • Reasons for and Benefits of Re-estimating with Project Life Cycle
  • Relationship Between Stakeholder Analysis, Influence and Engagement
  • Importance of Managing Stakeholder Expectations to the Success
  • Why a Project Manager Would Use Earned Value Management?
  • Interpret Earned Value Data
  • Benefits of Using the Interpretation of Earned Value Data
  • Role of Contingency Planning in Projects

Module 7: Understand Project Scope Management

  • Scope in Terms of Outputs, Outcomes and Benefits
  • How to Establish Scope Through Requirements Management Processes?
  • How to Manage Scope Through Configuration Management Processes?
  • Different Stages of a Typical Change Control Process

Module 8: Schedule and Resource Optimisation

  • Ways to Create and Maintain a Schedule
  • Differentiate Between Critical Path and Critical Chain as Scheduling Techniques
  • How Resources are Categorised and Allocated to a Linear Life Cycle Schedule?
  • How Resources are Categorised and Allocated to an Iterative Life Cycle Schedule?
  • Differentiate Between Resource Smoothing and Resource Levelling.
  • Differentiate Between Cost Planning for Iterative Life Cycles and Cost Planning for Linear Life Cycles

Module 9: Understand Project Procurement

  • Purpose, Typical Content and Importance of a Procurement Strategy.
  • Differentiate Between Different Methods of Supplier Reimbursement
  • Differentiate Between Different Contractual Relationships.
  • Supplier Selection Process

Module 10: Risk and Issue Management of Project Management

  • Explain Each Stage in a Risk Management Process
  • Proactive and Reactive Responses to Risk
  • Benefits of Risk Management
  • Key Aspects of Issue Management

Module 11: Quality in the Context of a Project

  • What’s Meant by Quality Planning?
  • Differentiate Between Quality Control and Quality Assurance

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Who should attend this APM PMQ Course?

The APM PMQ is a widely recognised qualification in Project Management, designed to provide a broad understanding of the principles and core concepts of Project Management. The following professionals can particularly benefit from this course:

  • Project Managers
  • Change Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Team Leaders
  • Functional Managers

Prerequisites of the APM PMQ Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this APM PMQ Training Course. However, a basic understanding of Project Management concepts can be beneficial.

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Course Overview

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Course is an important first step for professionals who want to get better at managing projects. It's useful in many different fields and teaches people how to handle project management challenges. This course aims to equip delegates with the skills to navigate the process of managing projects efficiently.

If you're a Project Manager, Project Coordinator, or involved in project work, knowing about the APM PMQ is really helpful. It's great for improving your job status and being recognised as a skilled professional in project management. The APM PMQ Certification is a vital qualification for professionals aiming to excel in their careers. 

The Knowledge Academy offers a 5-day course that makes learning quicker for the delegates. This course covers the most important parts of project management, making sure everyone understands the topic well. It also gets you ready for the APM PMQ Exam, helping you on your way to getting the certification.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the core principles of Project Management
  • To prepare for the APM PMQ Examination
  • To enhance Project Management skills and knowledge
  • To improve employability and career prospects
  • To gain international recognition with the APM PMQ Qualification

Upon completion of the course, delegates will have acquired a robust understanding of Project Management practices, ready to apply this knowledge in real-world scenarios. This certification not only boosts professional growth but also significantly enhances the ability to manage projects more effectively, making it an invaluable asset for any Project Management Professional.

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What’s included in this APM PMQ Course?

  • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • APM PMQ Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam Information

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam assesses participants' understand the concepts and principles of project management. This certification focuses on providing individuals with a experience in project management knowledge and terminology. 

  • Type of Questions: Essay based 
  • Total Questions: 16
  • Number of Marks: 50 marks
  • Pass Mark: 55%
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed Book
     

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led APM PMQ. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's APM PMQ, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

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APM PMQ FAQs

PMQ (Project Management Qualification) is an APM (The Association for Project Management) Project Management Qualification that allows candidates to engage and actively be involved with projects of any size, complexity, or from any industry.
Yes, all our APM Courses are accredited by APM, The Association for Project Management.
Yes, this course includes APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam which is meant to assess a delegate’s understanding of the Project Mangement principles.
You will be trained in the latest edition; this will be the seventh edition. If you require more information, give us a call or email.
The APM PMQ Qualification Course is ideal for Project Managers, Team Leaders, and professionals involved in project delivery seeking to enhance their Project Management skills and knowledge.
There are no formal prerequisites for this APM PMQ Training Course. However, a basic understanding of Project Management concepts can be beneficial.
This course enhances career growth by providing a globally recognised certification, improving Project Management skills, and increasing employability and promotion prospects within various industries.
After completing the course, career opportunities expand to roles such as Project Manager, Programme Manager, Project Coordinator, and Project Analyst in diverse sectors including IT, construction, healthcare, and finance.
The course emphasises the importance of leadership skills and a global perspective, preparing individuals to navigate complexities and drive projects forward in an era of digital transformation.
The Knowledge Academy 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 a APM PMQ Course.
The training fees for APM PMQ certification in Canada starts from CAD7995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for APM PMQ.
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