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APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Course Outline

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) syllabus is based upon the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition. Through this 5-day training course, you will gain a broad understanding of Project Management, which help you participate in projects of different capacities, ranging from small-scale individual projects to large organizational projects.

Module 1: How Organizations and Projects Are Structured

  • Differentiate between Permanent and Temporary Organization Structures
  • Way in Which an Organizational 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 Programs, Projects and Strategic Change
  • Where the Use of Program 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 Optimization

  • Ways to Create and Maintain a Schedule
  • Differentiate Between Critical Path and Critical Chain as Scheduling Techniques
  • How Resources are Categorized and Allocated to a Linear Life Cycle Schedule?
  • How Resources are Categorized 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 in Minneapolis is a widely recognized qualification in Project Management, designed to provide a broad understanding of the principles and core concepts of Project Management. The following professionals can 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) in Minneapolis is a comprehensive credential recognised globally, designed to equip professionals with a broad understanding of key Project Management principles and practices. This certification is pivotal for those looking to enhance their project management skills and advance their careers in various industries.

Proficiency in Project Management in Minneapolis is crucial for ensuring the efficient planning, execution, and completion of projects. The APM PMQ is particularly important for Project Managers, Team Leaders, and those involved in project coordination or support. Professionals aiming to validate their competence and increase their marketability in the job sector should master this qualification.

The Knowledge Academy’s 5-day training in Minneapolis offers a condensed yet intensive overview of the PMQ syllabus, providing delegates with the essential knowledge required to pass the PMQ examination. Delegates will learn through practical exercises and real-world scenarios, ensuring they can effectively apply project management best practices in their roles.

Course Objectives

  • To introduce the fundamental principles and terminology of Project Management
  • To develop a thorough understanding of the project lifecycle and its stages
  • To enhance skills in risk management and issue resolution
  • To provide insights into effective project communication and stakeholder engagement
  • To cover the tools and techniques for successful project planning and control

After completing this course in Minneapolis, delegates will receive the APM Project Management Qualification. This certification signifies a delegate's knowledge and skills in project management and opens doors to career advancement and opportunities in various industries.

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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

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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APM Training | APM PMQ Training in Minneapolis 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.
The APM PMQ Training covers Project Management fundamentals, including planning, execution, resource management, risk assessment, and stakeholder engagement, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the project lifecycle.
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 Minneapolis starts from $5995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for APM PMQ.
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