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APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

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The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) course imparts essential skills for excellence in project management, from budgeting to leadership.
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The globally esteemed APM provides the knowledge and skills needed to strengthen your abilities as a project manager.

Mastering the intricate art of project management is essential for any ambitious professional looking to advance their project management career. The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) provides the proven skills and knowledge necessary to effectively lead complex projects from concept to project success. Whether you’re an engineer seeking new leadership opportunities, an IT analyst targeting project coordinator roles, or a construction manager aspiring to project director positions, APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) will give you a competitive edge.

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) stands as an indispensable asset for professionals aspiring to excel in the dynamic field of project management. This course focuses on skills in budgeting, conflict resolution, communication, leadership, negotiation, procurement, sponsorship, and teamwork, ensuring delivery of relevant project management knowledge. This comprehensive formal qualification empowers professionals with essential elements of project management, allowing project professionals to navigate and excel in the dynamic landscape of project management with confidence.

The PMQ qualification certifies mastery in project management, providing a competitive edge and confirming proficiency in leading and managing projects. This APM qualification is beneficial for project managers, aspiring project managers, and professionals seeking career advancement through a widely recognised qualification. Earning the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) certification opens doors to new opportunities, showcasing your project management knowledge and ability to excel in diverse project management roles.

What is APM?
The Association for Project Management (APM) is a professional body in the UK, formed in 1972. The APM is the biggest project management body of its kind in Europe, includes members with an interest in project management to senior professionals. The APM purpose is to develop and promote the project management sector across all industries.

Should I complete the APM PFQ first?
The APM project fundamentals qualification is a knowledge-based qualification developed for new project managers seeking foundational level project management training. This APM PFQ internationally recognised qualification is recommended before completing the APM PMQ. This certification confirms your project management knowledge and better prepares you for more advanced project management qualifications like PRINCE2 and AgilePM.

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The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) develops versatile skills in communication, conflict resolution, budgeting, leadership, project lifecycle, project management techniques and teamwork, extending adaptability and strategic thinking beyond project management to diverse contexts.This PMQ project professional qualification bolstered with some project management experience will give you the confidence you need to operate in a strategic and commercial environment. Providing you with everything you need to build a successful project management career.

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    • Apply cost management techniques like budgets, cost tracking, and change control.
    • Handle conflicts using strategies like negotiation, dispute resolution, and understanding causes.
    • Communicate project information effectively via various verbals, written, and presentation methods.
    • Measure project performance through earned value integration of scope, schedule, and costs.
    • Demonstrate leadership skills such as motivation, problem-solving, and influencing others.
    • Achieve successful negotiation outcomes internally and externally.
    • Efficiently procure external resources and third parties.
    • Understand the importance of executive support and stakeholder involvement.
    • Build collaboration through relationships and consensus decision-making.

    Our comprehensive APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge they need to confidently pass their APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) exam.

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    APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) course details

    APM is the global organisation dedicated to promoting and developing the profession of project management. As the only chartered body for the profession worldwide, APM supports individuals and organisations through education, research, and networking opportunities.
    • Prerequisites: You must have some existing project management experience and knowledge, typically demonstrated by holding the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification.
    • Number of Questions: 60 questions
    • Type of Questions: Multiple choice questions
    • Length of Test: 180 minutes
    • Passing Score: 60%
    • Testing Provider: Accredited Provider or Virtual
    APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

    Module 1: Understand the Situational Context of Projects - Projects, Programmes & Portfolios
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Project & Project Management
    • Definition of a Project
    • Projects vs BAU
    • Key Aspects of Project Management
    • Programmes
    • Organisational Change
    • Programmes vs Projects
    • Benefits of Programmes
    • Programme Managers' Responsibilities
    • Use of Programme Management
    • Portfolios
    • Portfolio Management
    • Interdependencies
    • Portfolio Management Key Processes
    • Shaping a Portfolio
    • Using Portfolio Management
    • Project, Programme & Portfolio Relationships
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 2: Understand Project Life Cycles - Project Life Cycles & Reviews
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Life Cycle
    • Linear Life Cycle
    • Concept Phase
    • Definition Phase
    • Deployment Phase
    • Transition Phase
    • Adoption
    • Benefits Realisation Phase
    • Operations Phase
    • "Termination" Phase
    • Benefits of Life-cycles Part 1 & 2
    • Benefits of Life-cycles Part 2 & 3
    • Iterative Life Cycle
    • Hybrid Life Cycle
    • Knowledge & Information Management
    • Premature Close
    • Reviews
    • Decision Gates
    • Audits
    • Post Project Review
    • Benefits Realisation Review
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 3: Understand how Organisations & Projects are Structured - Roles & Responsibilities
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Basic Organisation Structure Part 1
    • Basic Organisation Structure Part 2
    • Project Manager Responsibilities
    • Sponsor
    • Sponsor Responsibilities
    • Sponsor Attributes
    • Project Sponsor vs Project Manager
    • Governance Board
    • Users
    • Team Managers/Members
    • Project Office Types
    • Project Management Office Activities Part 1
    • Project Management Office Activities Part 2
    • Embedded PMO
    • Central PMO
    • Hub-and-Spoke PMOs
    • PMO Summary
    • Agile Teams
    • Cross Functional Team Members
    • Product Owner
    • Team Facilitator (Project Manager)
    • Servant Leadership
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 4: Understand Planning for Success - Stakeholder Engagement
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Stakeholders
    • Introduction to Stakeholder Engagement
    • Stakeholder Management - 5 Steps
    • Power/Interest Grid
    • Alternative Grid
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Stakeholder Engagement Plan - Contents
    • Stakeholder Communication
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 5: Understand how Organisations & Projects are Structured - Organisation Structures
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Organisation
    • Organisational Continuum
    • Functional Organisations
    • Functional Features
    • Functional
    • Matrix Organisations
    • Matrix Features
    • Matrix
    • Functional Organisations
    • Project Features
    • Project Advantages
    • Projects Suited to Organisational Types
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 6: Understand the Principles of Leadership & Teamwork - Leadership & Motivation
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Leadership
    • Leadership Attributes Part 1
    • Leadership Attributes Part 2
    • Hersey & Blanchard Situational Leadership Styles
    • Hersey & Blanchard - Leadership Styles
    • Benefits of Adopting Leadership Styles
    • Leading Virtual Teams
    • Motivation
    • Why do People Work?
    • Maslow's 'Hierarchy' of Needs
    • Project 'Hierarchy' of Needs
    • 'Extrinsic Factors'
    • 'Intrinsic Factors'
    • Herzberg's 'Hygiene-Motivation' Theory Part 1
    • Herzberg's 'Hygiene-Motivation' Theory Part 2
    • Introduction
    • Teamwork
    • Team
    • Teams
    • Teams & Groups
    • Team Building
    • Maslow's 'Hierarchy' of Needs
    • Barriers to Team Development
    • Overcoming Barriers
    • Belbin Team Roles
    • Belbin's Team-Roles
    • Team-Role Attributes Part 1
    • Team-Role Attributes Part 2
    • Team-Role Attributes Part 3
    • Belbin Team Roles Summary
    • Margerison - McCann Team Management Profile Part 1
    • Margerison - McCann Team Management Profile Part 2
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 7: Understand the Situational Context of Projects - Environment
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Heading - BoK Definition
    • Project Environment (Context) - Part 1
    • Project Environment (Context) - Part 2
    • Political
    • Economic
    • Sociological
    • Technical
    • Legal
    • Environmental
    • SWOT Analysis Example
    • VUCA
    • VUCA - Relationship Examples
    • HASAW 1974
    • Environmental Matters
    • Contract Considerations
    • Other Legislation
    • Impact of Legislation/Regulation
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 8: Understand Planning for Success - Benefits & the Business Case
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Benefits & Outcomes
    • Definition of a Project
    • Measuring Benefits
    • Four Critical Tests - DOAM
    • Business Case - BoK Definitions
    • Purpose
    • Example Composition
    • How Many Business Cases?
    • Business Case & the Life-cycle
    • Roles
    • Investment Appraisal
    • Payback Period
    • Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
    • NPV
    • Simple DCF/NPV Example
    • Internal Rate of Return
    • Disadvantages of Financial IA Techniques
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 9: Understand Project Scope Management - Scope
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Requirements Management
    • Book of Knowledge Definitions
    • The Process Part 1
    • The Process Part 2
    • Use of Requirements
    • Scope Management
    • Scope - BoK Definitions Part 1
    • Scope - BoK Definitions Part 2
    • Product Breakdown Structure (PBS)
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Organisation Breakdown Structure (OBS)
    • Responsibility Assignment Matrix
    • "RACI" Responsibility Matrix Part 1
    • "RACI" Responsibility Matrix Part 2
    • Advantages of Structures
    • Configuration Management
    • Configuration Book of Knowledge Definitions
    • Functions
    • Configuration Item
    • Final Points
    • Change Control
    • Change Control - BoK Definitions
    • Change
    • Sources of Change
    • Change Control Process
    • Changes - Scope Cost Timing
    • Responsibilities
    • Questions to Ask
    • Committee Response
    • The Process Needs
    • Change Control & Configuration Management
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 10: Understand Planning for Success - Estimating
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Estimating - BoK Definitions
    • Accuracy
    • Analogous Estimating
    • Parametric Estimating - Part 1
    • Parametric Estimating - Part 2
    • Analytical (Bottom up) Estimating - Part 1
    • Analytical (Bottom up) Estimating - Part 2
    • Delphi
    • Delphi - Pros & Cons
    • Effort, Duration & Cost
    • Estimate Over the Life Cycle
    • Estimating Funnel
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 11: Understand Schedule & Resource Optimisation - Project Management Qualification
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Schedule - BoK Definitions
    • Scheduling Steps
    • AoN Network Diagrams
    • AoN Symbol Key
    • Critical Path Method
    • Gantt Chart
    • Total Float & Free Float
    • Total Float & Free Float - Gantt View
    • Critical Chain
    • Dependency Types
    • Lead
    • Lag
    • Categories & Types of Resource
    • Resourcing
    • Resource Histogram
    • Resource Smoothing
    • Suppose F took 4 days
    • Resource Levelling & Smoothing Summary
    • Variations in an Iterative Life Cycle
    • Resource Histogram
    • Cumulative "s" Curve - Planned Costs
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 12: Understand Schedule & Resource Optimisation - Project Management Qualification
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Budgeting & Cost Management - BoK Definitions
    • Elements of Project Cost - Prime
    • Elements of Project Cost - Overhead
    • Elements of Project Cost - Profit
    • Cost Estimate
    • Cost Breakdown Structure Example
    • Budgets
    • Cost Management
    • Reasons to Understand Commitment & Accruals
    • Cost Commitment Profile Example - Part 1
    • Cost Commitment Profile Example - Part 2
    • Contingency/Risk
    • Process Flow for Contingency Drawdown
    • Cost Planning vs Life Cycle
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 13: Understand Planning for Success - Earned Value Management
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • EVM - BoK Definitions
    • What is it? - Part 1
    • What is it? - Part 2
    • Variances
    • Indices
    • Simple Example - Part 1
    • Simple Example - Part 2
    • Simple Example - Part 3
    • Simple Example - Part 4
    • Out-turn Cost & Duration - If things continue as they are for Scenario 1
    • Out-turn Cost & Duration - If things continue as they are for Scenario 2
    • Earned Value - Interpreting S Curves
    • Benefits of Earned Value
    • Words of Caution
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 14: Understand Planning for Success - Earned Value Management
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Risk BoK Definitions - Part 1
    • Risk BoK Definitions - Part 2
    • Threats vs Opportunities
    • Risk
    • Risk Management Process
    • Initiate
    • Identification
    • Analysis
    • Response Part 1
    • Response Part 2
    • Closure
    • Risk Identification Techniques
    • Lessons Learned
    • Assumptions Analysis
    • Assessing Assumptions
    • Constraints Analysis
    • Workshops (Brainstorming/SWOT Analysis)
    • Prompt Lists
    • Check Lists
    • Delphi Technique
    • Interviews
    • Risk Analysis Techniques: P-I Tables
    • P-I Criteria for a 5x5 matrix
    • Example of P-I ranking index values
    • Risk Ownership
    • Planning Strategies for Threats
    • Planning Strategies for Opportunities
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Example Risk Register Content
    • Risk Reporting
    • Benefits of Risk Management
    • Cost of Risk Management
    • Issue - BoK Definitions
    • Terminology
    • Tolerance
    • The Process
    • Issue Log - Example Composition
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 15: Understand Project Quality Management - Project Management Qualification
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Quality - BoK Definitions Part 1
    • Quality - BoK Definitions Part 2
    • Quality - BoK Definitions Part 3
    • Typical Sources of Conflict in Projects
    • Quality Planning - Part 1
    • Quality Planning - Part 2
    • Quality Assurance
    • Quality Control
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Techniques used in Control/Improvement
    • Benefits of Quality Management
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 16: Understand Planning for Success - Project Management Qualification
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • PMP - BoK Definitions
    • Deployment Baseline - Part 1
    • Deployment Baseline - Part 2
    • PMP Coverage
    • PMP Authorship, Readership, Ownership
    • Use of the PMP/Deployment Baseline
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 17: Understand Project Procurement
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Procurement - BoK Definitions
    • Procurement Strategy - Part 1
    • Procurement Strategy - Part 2
    • Make or Buy
    • Number of Suppliers
    • Types of Contrast/Supplier Relationship
    • Supplier Selection & Management
    • Contract - BoK Definitions
    • General Principles of Law
    • Standard vs Bespoke Forms of Contract
    • Payment by Price or by Cost
    • Supplier Reimbursement
    • Who Takes the Risk?
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 18: Understand Communication within Project Management - Communication
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Communication - BoK Definitions
    • Communication in a Project
    • Communication Factors
    • Some Generic Barriers to Communication
    • Examples of Barriers to Communication
    • Improving Communication
    • Link to Stakeholder Analysis
    • Communication Plan - Typical Content
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 19: Understand Communication in Project Management - Conflict Management
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Is Conflict Inevitable?
    • Typical Sources of Conflict in Projects
    • Positive & Negative Aspects of Conflict
    • Thomas - Kilmann Conflict Resolution Model
    • Competing
    • Collaborating
    • Compromising
    • Avoiding
    • Accommodating
    • What's the Best Conflict Management Tactic?
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 20: Understand Communication in Project Management - Negotiation
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Negotiation - BoK Definition
    • What is Negotiation?
    • Categories of Negotiation
    • Degree of Formality
    • Competitive Style of Negotiation
    • Collaborative Style of Negotiation
    • Stages in Negotiating
    • Preparation Part 1
    • Preparation Part 2
    • Prioritize your Requirements
    • Planning Grid - MoSCoW
    • BATNA
    • ZOPA
    • The Face-to-Face Meeting
    • Points to Consider Part 1
    • Points to Consider Part 2
    • Adjournments
    • Agreement & Closing
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 21: Understand how Organisations & Projects are Structured - Governance
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Governance - BoK Definition
    • In Context
    • What is Governance?
    • Inputs to Effective Governance
    • Decision Making
    • Benefits of Governance
    • Methods - BoK Definition
    • Example Contents
    • Benefits of a Method
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz
    Module 22: Understand Planning for Success - Information Management & Reporting
    • Introduction
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Information Management
    • Project Communications & Information Flows Part 1
    • Project Communications & Information Flows Part 2
    • Exercise
    • Collection
    • Storage
    • Curation
    • Dissemination
    • Archive
    • Destruction
    • Reports - BoK Definition
    • Project Reporting Levels
    • Report on Progress
    • Report on Cost
    • Report on Quality
    • Documentation Management & Information Audit Trail
    • Management by Exception
    • Assessment Criteria
    • Test Your Knowledge Quiz

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