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PM² Project Management Training

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Our Agile Project Management course is accredited by APMG

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

PM² Foundation Training Exam

PM² Foundation Training Course Outline

Module 1: Key Project Concepts (KC)

Recall:

  • Definition and Characteristics of a Project
  • Function of Project Management
  • Function of Project Documentation
  • At a High Level the Required Knowledge and Skills of a Project Manager (Excluding IPMA, Table of Competences)

Describe:

  • Relationship Between Outputs, Outcomes, and Benefits
  • Relationship Between Projects and Programmes
  • Relationship Between Projects and Portfolios
  • Relationship Between Projects and Business as Usual
  • Different Ways of Organising Projects Within an Organisation
  • Consequence of Each Approach of Organising Projects Within an Organisation

Module 2: Key PM² Concepts (KP)

Recall:

  • PM² Project Phases and Gates
  • What Makes a Project a PM² Project and How PM² Supports Programme and Portfolio Management?
  • Agile Approach to Projects and its Key Characteristics
  • Purpose of Monitor and Control

Describe:

  • House of PM²
  • Reason of Applying a Phased Approach to a Project
  • Goal of Each Element of the Phased Approach of PM²
  • Swim Lane Diagram
  • PM² Mindsets
  • Concept of Tailoring PM² at Organisational and Project Level

Module 3: Project Organisation and Roles in PM² (OR)

Recall:

  • Definition of a Stakeholder
  • Responsibilities of Each of the Roles in the PM² Model for Project Governance
    • Appropriate Governance Body
    • Project Owner
    • Solution Provider
    • Business Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Business Implementation Group
    • Project Core Team
    • Project Support Team

Describe:

  • Layers and Roles of the Project Organisation
  • Difference Between the Provider and Requestor Side of a Project and How this is reflected in the Governance Structure
  • Specific Role of the Project Steering Committee and the Required Roles Partaking
  • Function and Abbreviations of the (RAM) RASCI Table

Module 4: Phases of a Project (PP)

Recall:

  • Activities in Each Phase of the Project:
    • Initiating
    • Planning
    • Executing
    • Closing
  • How Each Phase is Finalised and How to Prepare for this?
  • Composition of the Project Handbook in PM² in General Terms
  • Composition of the Project Handbook in PM², Specifically the Sections on:
    • Project Roles and Responsibilities
    • Project-Specific Plans
    • Domain-Specific Artefacts
    • Escalation Procedure
    • Resource Needs
  • Relation of the Project Handbook in PM² to Other PM² Artefacts, Specifically the 6 Artefacts that Describe the Various Project Management Processes
    • Requirements Management Plan
    • Project Change Management Plan
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Quality Management Plan
    • Issue Management Plan
    • Communications Management Plan
  • Relation of the Project Handbook in PM² to Other PM² Artefacts, (Excluding the Various Project Management Processes)

Describe:

  • Function and Composition of the Project Initiation Request in PM² and its Relation to Other PM² Artefacts
  • Function and Composition of the Business Case in PM² and its Relation to Other PM² Artefacts
  • Function and Composition of the Project Charter in PM² and its Relation to Other PM² Artefacts
  • Techniques for Supporting the Initiating Phase:
  • SWOT
  • PESTLE
  • Make or Buy Analysis
  • Function and Composition of the Project-End Report in PM² and its Relation to Other PM² Artefacts
  • Techniques for Supporting the Closing Phase: Lessons Learned

Module 5: Project Planning (PL)

Recall:

  • Supporting Techniques for Creating the Project Work Plan, Specifically the Deliverables Breakdown Structure
  • Supporting Techniques for Creating the Project Work Plan, Specifically:
    • Resource Levelling
    • Critical Chain Method (CCM)

Describe:

  • Three Parts of the Project Work Plan
  • Techniques for Creating the Project Work Plan, Specifically the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Techniques for Creating the Project Work Plan, Specifically
    • Effort and Cost Estimates
    • Three-Point Estimates
  • Techniques for Creating the Project Work Plan, Specifically Scheduling
  • Techniques for Creating the Project Work Plan, Specifically Gantt Charts
  • Techniques for Creating the Project Work Plan, Specifically the Critical Path Method

Module 6: Monitoring and Control (MC)

Recall:

  • Activities of Monitor and Control
  • Purpose, Inputs, Guidelines, Outputs (Artefacts), Accountable, Responsible, and Supporting Roles Involved of:
    • Monitor Project Performance
    • Control Schedule
    • Control Cost
    • Manage Stakeholders
    • Manage Requirements
    • Manage Project Change
    • Manage Risk
    • Manage Issues and Decisions
    • Manage Quality
    • Manage Deliverables Acceptance
    • Transition management
    • Business implementation
    • Managing outsourcing
  • Checklists Provided in PM² for Monitor and Control
  • Purpose of Transition Management
  • Purpose of Business
  • Purpose of Managing Outsourcing

Module 7: Risks and Issues (RI)

Recall:

  • Definition of the Concepts of:
    • Issue
    • Urgency
    • Impact
    • Priority
    • Risk
    • Residual Risk
    • Secondary Risk
    • Risk Appetite
    • Risk Reserve
    • Risk Owner
    • Risk Likelihood
    • Risk Impact
    • Risk Level
  • Techniques for Managing Risks, Specifically the Risk Likelihood/Impact Matrix
  • Techniques for Managing Risks and Issues, Specifically Pareto
  • Techniques for Managing Risks and Issues, Specifically
    • Decision Trees
    • Ishikawa or Fishbone Diagram

Describe:

  • Function of the Risk Management Plan
  • Composition of the Risk Management Plan
  • Function and Composition of the Risk Log in PM²
  • Various Risk Response Strategies:
    • Avoid
    • Reduce
    • Accept
    • Enhance
    • Exploit
    • Transfer/Share
  • Steps that Make Up the Risk Management Process
  • Function of the Issue Management Plan
  • Composition of the Issue Management Plan
  • Function of the Issue Log in PM²
  • Function of the Decision Log in PM²
  • Composition of:
    • Issue Log
    • Decision Log
  • Steps that Make Up the Issue Management Process (Managing Project Issues)

Module 8: Change, Quality, and Requirements Management (CQ)

Recall:

  • Definition of Requirements
  • Definition of Change (Requests)
  • Function and Composition of the Requirements Management Plan
  • Function and Composition of the Deliverable Acceptance Plan

Describe:

  • Function and Composition of the Project Change Management Plan
  • Function and Composition of the Change Log in PM²
  • Steps that Make Up the Change Management Process
  • Relationship Between the Quality Assurance and Management of Quality
  • Relationship Between the Management of Requirements, Project Change and Deliverable Acceptance
  • Function and Composition of the Quality Management Plan

Module 9: Reporting, Communication and Stakeholder Management (RS)

Recall:

  • Purpose of Managing Project Stakeholders and Information Distribution
  • Different PM² Reports Defined:
    • Project Status Report
    • Project Progress Report
    • Quality Review Report
    • Contractor Status Report

Describe:

  • Function and Composition of the Communication Management Plan
  • Function and Composition of the Project Stakeholder Matrix in PM²
  • Techniques for Managing Stakeholders, Specifically the Stakeholder Interest/Influence Matrix (SIIM)
  • Techniques for Reporting, Specifically Earned Value Management

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Who should attend this PM² Foundation Training Course?

The PM² Foundation Training Course is centred around the PM² methodology, the European Commission's official Project Management methodology.

A few of the professionals who will benefit from the course are:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members
  • EU Institution Staff Members
  • Stakeholders
  • Consultants

Prerequisites of the PM² Foundation Training Course

For the PM² Foundation Training Course, no prior knowledge of the PM² methodology is required. However, a basic understanding of Project Management concepts can be beneficial for participants to grasp the content effectively.

PM² Foundation Training Course Overview

PM² Project Management is a globally recognised project management methodology that provides a structured approach for managing projects effectively. It provides a consistent framework for project management, ensuring standardisation and alignment across projects. Studying this training helps individuals effectively plan, execute, and monitor projects, enabling them to contribute to successful project outcomes. This training benefits organisations by equipping project teams with the necessary skills and knowledge for improved project performance, increased customer satisfaction, and better organisational project maturity. Individuals holding these valuable skills increase their marketability and unlock career opportunities in the dynamic field of project management.

The Knowledge Academy’s 2-day APMG PM² Foundation Training course provides delegates with in-depth knowledge and skills in project management using the PM² methodology. During this training, they will learn PM² concepts, project phases, and gates, as well as how PM² supports programme and portfolio management. They will also learn about how to effectively manage projects using the PM² methodology. This course will be led by our highly skilled and knowledgeable trainer, who has years of experience in teaching and will help delegates get a complete understanding of this course.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the various fundamental concepts and characteristics of a project
  • To grasp the key PM² concepts and their application in programme and portfolio management
  • To familiarise oneself with the roles and responsibilities within a project organisation
  • To acquire proficiency in project planning techniques and the composition of a project handbook
  • To develop skills in monitoring and control, risk and issue management, and stakeholder communication
  • To gain knowledge and expertise in change, quality, and requirements management in projects

After attending this training, delegates will be able to apply the key project management concepts and principles to initiate, plan, execute, and close projects using the PM² methodology. They will also be able to develop comprehensive project plans and utilise various project management techniques.

 

 

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What’s included in the PM² Foundation Training Course?

  • PM² Foundation Training Examination     
  •  World-class training sessions from Experienced Instructors      
  •  PM² Foundation Training Certificate      
  •  Digital Delegate Pack

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PM² Foundation Exam Information 

The PM² Foundation Exam assesses participants' understanding of the PM² (Project Management Methodology) framework. This certification focuses on evaluating an individual's knowledge of project management principles and practices within the PM² framework. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 100 (each question is worth 1 mark) 
  • Total Marks: 100 Marks  
  • Pass Marks: 70%, or 70/100 Marks 
  • Duration: 75 minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed book 

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PM² Project Management Training FAQs

FAQ's

APMG PM² Foundation training is a certification course that teaches individuals the PM² project management methodology, concepts, and best practices.
Project managers, team members, stakeholders, and anybody interested in improving their project management skills would benefit from the course.
Attending the PM² Foundation training has no formal requirements. It is open to anyone with an interest in project management, regardless of prior experience or educational background.
The PM² Foundation training program usually lasts two to three days.
Key project management principles, the PM² methodology, the project lifecycle, stakeholder involvement, risk management, resource management, and the role of communication in project teams are all covered in the course.
The PM² Foundation certification certifies your knowledge of the PM² methodology and strengthens your project management credentials, enhancing your employability and offering up new options in project management roles.
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for PM² Project Management Training.
The price for PM² Project Management Training certification in Philippines starts from $2295.

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