APM PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners Overview

APM PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioners Course Outline

There are 73 assessment criteria that are covered for PMQ certification – 26 of these are covered by PRINCE2® Practitioner. Therefore PRINCE2® practitioners shall only be examined on the remaining 47 assessment criteria. Below are the aim and learning objectives for the PMQ for PRINCE2 practitioners course:

Module 1: Structure of Organisations and Projects

  • Distinguish Between Different Types of Organisational Structure
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Relationship Between Project Sponsor and Manager
  • Functions and Benefits of Project Office

Module 2: Project Lifecycle

  • Overview
  • Iterative Project Life Cycle
  • Hybrid Life Cycle
  • Project Lifecycle Phases
  • Differentiate Between Project Lifecycle and Extended Lifecycle
  • Benefits of Conducting Reviews

Module 3: Project Context and Environments

  • Project Context, Environmental Factors
  • Use of PESTLE, SWOT
  • Difference Between Project and Business as Usual
  • Characteristics of Programme Management
  • Challenges of Programme Management
  • Situations Where Portfolio Management is Used
  • Distinguish Between Project Management and Portfolio and Programme Management
  • Health Safety and Environment Legislation

Module 4: Governance and Structured Methodologies

  • Principles of Governance of Project Management

Module 5: Communication

  • Ensuring the Exchange of Relevant Information
  • Communication in Projects
    • Face to Face Communication
    • Physical Communication
    • Virtual Communication
  • Communication Plan, Barriers to Communication
  • Importance of Effective Communication 
  • Conflict Management
  • Negotiation

Module 6: Leadership and Teamwork

  • Leadership
  • Impact of Leadership on Projects 
  • Situational Leadership Approach
  • Which Style When?
  • Creation and Management of Teams

Module 7: Planning for Success

  • Business Case, Ownership, Authorship
  • Benefits Management
  • Information Management
  • Project Management Plan
  • Approval
  • Project Management Plan Contents
  • Estimating
  • Earned Value Management
  • Earned Value Calculations and Interpret Earned Value Data
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Use of Payback, Internal Rate of Return and Net Present Value
  • Project Reporting Cycle

Module 8: Scope Management

  • Product Breakdown Structure (PBS)
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Configuration
  • Requirements
  • Change Control

Module 9: Schedule and Resource Management

  • Project Scheduling
  • Categories and Types of Resources
  • Resources Smoothing and Levelling
  • Financial and Cost Management
  • Budget and Cost Control

Module 10: Procurement

  • What is Procurement?
  • Procurement Process
  • Procurement Strategy
  • Supplier Relationships
  • Contracts
  • Supplier Selection
  • Supplier Evaluation

Module 11: Project Risk Management and Issue Management

  • What is Risk?
  • What is Project Risk Management?
  • Purpose of Risk Management
  • Risk Management Process
  • Risk as Threat and Opportunity
  • Benefits of Risk Management
  • Distinguish Between a Risk and an Issue

Module 12: Project Quality Management

  • Describe Quality Management
  • Quality Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Techniques
  • Techniques in Quality Control
  • Example Ishikawa Diagram
  • Pareto Chart (80/20 Rule)
  • Control Charts

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Who should attend this APM PMQ For PRINCE2® Practitioners Course?

The APM PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioners Course is designed specifically for individuals who already hold the PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification. Here is a list of professionals who can benefit from taking this course:

  • PRINCE2® Practitioners
  • Project Managers using PRINCE2®
  • Project Sponsors and Directors in PRINCE2® Environments
  • Business Change Managers
  • Quality Assurance Managers in PRINCE2® Projects
  • Risk Managers working within PRINCE2® environments
  • Portfolio Managers

Prerequisites of the APM PMQ For PRINCE2® Practitioners Course

Delegates must have a valid PRINCE2® Practitioner Certification, before attending this APM PMQ For PRINCE2® Practitioners Course.

APM PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioners Course Overview

APM Project Management Qualification (Association for Project Management - PMQ) holders demonstrate their exceptional understanding of project management principles and how to successfully monitor and control a project.

PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification exhibits a delegate’s thorough understanding of project management principles as well as the application of those principles to any project. This overlap between the two methods has been recognised by the APM and thus a condensed, shortened version, of this normally 5-day course, is available. 47 assessment criteria are assessed instead of the usual 73. The exam and the course are shorter.

This 4-day course will provide you with everything you need to achieve the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ). A core focus is placed on project management concepts and processes in line with the Association for Project Management (APM) Body of Knowledge and PMQ syllabus, including budgeting and cost management, conflict management, communication, and leadership. By the end of this course, candidates should be able to apply this new knowledge to projects within their workplace.

PMQ is recognised both nationally and internationally as a premier Project Management qualification and the perfect indication of Project Management competency. Because of this, individuals who have earned this qualification will be rewarded with improved job prospects and enhanced earning potential.

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What’s included in this APM PMQ For PRINCE2® Practitioners Course?

  • APM PMQ For PRINCE2® Practitioners Examination
  • World-class training sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • APM PMQ Certificate 
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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APM PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioners Exam Information

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) for PRINCE2 Practitioners Exam assesses professionals' expertise in project management principles, practices, and techniques.

  • Type of Questions: Essay based
  • Total Questions: 10
  • Number of Marks: 50 marks
  • Pass Mark: 55%
  • Duration: 2 Hours

​Papers are marked by the APM and results are usually available 6-12 weeks after the exam.

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APM PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners 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.
We recommend the APM Project Management Qualification Study Guide, which has been specially created by APM to help delegates pass the exam and learn how to manage projects effectively.
All of our instructors are fully accredited and have many years of experience.
We provide pre-course reading, The Knowledge Academy courseware including presentation slides and exam guidance, recognition of the qualification, the exam, and refreshments.
Yes, the course includes the PMQ exam for PRINCE2® practitioners.
The price for APM PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners certification in the United Kingdom starts from £3795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for APM PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners.
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