APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ Overview

APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ Course Outline

Domain 1: Delivering Projects through Effective Leadership and Management

Module 1: Provide Visionary Leadership for a Project

  • Evaluate Ethical, Flexible, Inspirational and Collaborative Approaches
  • Project’s Strategic Goals
  • High-Performance Teams

Module 2: Establish and Develop Teams to Achieve Project Aims and Objectives

  • Tools, Techniques and Leadership Behaviours
  • How to Respond to Changes in a Project’s Environment?
  • Develop And Maintain an Effective Team
  • Role of Monitoring and Feedback
  • Relationship Between Performance Management, The Team Development Cycle, and Motivation to the Success of a Project
  • Evaluate the Usage of Conflict to Improve Individual and Team Performance.

Module 3: Maintain an Engaged and Constructive Team through a Positive Approach to Conflict Management

  • Why and How to Act with Objectivity, Impartiality and Honesty
  • Analyse Appropriate Actions
  • Evaluate Ways to Address Challenges, Issues and Conflict
  • Maintain an Awareness of Challenges, Issues, and Conflict

Module 4: Resolve Problems Taking a Logical Approach to the Problem-solving Process

Module 5: Make Decisions which Support the Objectives of a Project

  • How to Maintain Decision-Making Hierarchies?
  • How Decision-Making Relates to the Organisation’s Governance Structure?
  • Logical and Recognised Approach to Decision Making

Module 6: Communicate Effectively with Stakeholders to Achieve a Project’s Objectives

  • Analyse Ways Appropriately Communicate with Stakeholders
  • Evaluate Ways in Which to Communicate Throughout a Project
  • Effective Verbal Communication

Module 7: Negotiate Effectively with Stakeholders to Achieve a Project’s Objectives

  • How to Effectively Negotiate with Internal Stakeholders?
  • How to Effectively Negotiate with External Stakeholders?

Domain 2: Delivering Projects through Effective Governance and Oversight

Module 1: Establish and Maintain the Governance Structure of a Project to Ensure Alignment to Organisational Practice

  • Evaluate Appropriate Structures and Hierarchies for a Project
  • Why and How to Establish Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships within a Project
  • Establish and Maintain the Reporting Hierarchies and Structure During the Life of a Project

Module 2: Use Information to Inform Reviews and Help Manage Deviations from a Project Plan

  • Key Stages in a Project-Based Life Cycle
  • Importance of Aligning Reviews with Organisational, Legal and Regulatory Requirements
  • Analyse Situations and How to Resolve Them
  • Reasons for Accurately Documenting Deviations from a Project Plan

Module 3: Manage Change Control Processes and Protocols

  • Implementation And Maintenance of Change Control Process
  • Determine The Impact on a Project’s Scope and Objectives
  • Implement And Manage Approved Changes to a Project
  • Why and How Trends Analysis is used to Add Value?

Module 4: Manage Stakeholder Influence, Interest and Engagement for the Benefit of a Project

  • Techniques to Determine Stakeholder Power, Influence, and Interest
  • Develop and Implement a Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Plan
  • Monitor and Amend a Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Plan
  • Evaluate Relevant Feedback from Stakeholders
  • Why and How to Provide Relevant Stakeholders with Financial Reports

Module 5: Deliver the Intended Benefits of a Project

  • Importance of Confirming the Intended Benefits
  • Develop a Benefits Management Strategy
  • Importance of Prioritising the Achievement of Benefits
  • Create a Benefits Realisation Plan
  • Evaluate Ways to Maximise Achievement of the Planned Benefits

Domain 3: Delivering Projects through Effective Planning and Control

Module 1: Manage Project Costs within Agreed Budgets Which Supports Management of a Project

  • Cost Tracking Tools and Techniques
  • Importance of Cashflow and Cashflow Forecasting
  • Establish Cost Trends and Monitor the Financial Performance
  • Importance of Cost Analysis and its Role
  • Importance of Completing all Financial Transactions

Module 2: Respond to Risks to Minimise Threats and Increase Opportunities

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Risk Identification and Analysis
  • How to Record and Plan Responses to Risks
  • Why and How to Implement Appropriate Responses to Risks
  • Importance of Reviewing How Risks Were Managed

Module 3: Respond to Issues in a Way that Supports the Management of a Project

  • Why And How to Record and Plan Responses to Resolve Issues
  • How to Implement Appropriate Responses to Issues?
  • Importance of Reviewing How Issues were Resolved During a Project

Module 4: Develop and Implement an Integrated Plan to Support the Management of a Project

  • Document the Outcomes of a Project’s Planning Process
  • Fundamental Components of Scope, Schedule, Resource, Budgets, Risks and Quality
  • Purpose of an Integrated Plan
  • Why And How to Monitor the Progress of a Project?
  • Why and How to Adjust an Integrated Plan?

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Who should attend this APM PPQ Course?

The APM PPQ is an advanced Project Management qualification that reflects proficiency in the field of Project Management. The professionals who can benefit from attending this course include:

  • Senior Project Managers
  • Senior Project Leaders
  • Programme Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • PMO Managers and Directors
  • Business Change Managers
  • Risk Managers

Prerequisites of the APM PPQ Course

Delegates must acquire the APM PMQ Certification or equivalent, before attending this APM PPQ Training Course.

APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ Course Overview

APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) holders demonstrate their comprehensive capabilities in delivering projects, programmes, and portfolios. Our 4-day course provides everything needed to complete the APM PPQ 2nd edition 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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What’s included in this APM PPQ Course?

  • APM PPQ Assessment
  • World-class training sessions from Experienced Instructors 
  • APM PPQ Certificate  
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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APM PPQ Assessment Information

The APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) assessment assesses professionals' expertise in project management principles, practices, and leadership skills. This qualification focuses on evaluating an individual's ability to effectively manage projects, lead project teams, and deliver successful project outcomes.

  1. Assessment type: Scenario Assessment.
    • Duration The Scenario Assessment will be 20 minutes in duration, with 10 additional minutes preparations time. Total duration 30 Minutes.
    • Pass Mark: 10 marks out of 20.​
  2. Assessment type: Oral Exam.
    • Duration: 50 Minutes.
    • Pass Mark: 20 marks out of 40.
  3. Assessment type: Written assignment.
    • Duration: 60 minutes, with 15 minutes preparation/reading time. Total of 75 minutes.
    • Pass Mark: 15 marks out 30.

Note: Two different platforms will be used for the virtual assessments - one for the scenario and oral assessment and another for the written assessment.

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APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ FAQs

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 can 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 4 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 the United Kingdom starts from £3795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ.
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