Project Planning and Control Practitioner
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This two day event consolidates and expands on effective project planning and control taught in the Foundation Course. Effective planning and control requires an understanding of a clear project definition, supported by a robust approach to planning the project. This, in turn requires the selection and use of appropriate scheduling techniques which are supported by rigorous monitoring for effective proactive control. A sound basis for effective record keeping will facilitate the understanding of lessons learned which supports continuous improvement, thus adding value to organisational aspirations and objectives.
The course uses QA's unique multimedia case-studies and accelerated-learning techniques to ensure that theory is embedded and delegates feel confident in the practical application of learning points. Additional evening work will be required in the form of consolidation reading and mock examination questions. The evening work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend approximately two hours on these activities each evening. The evening work is aimed at helping effective preparation for the examination.
- The application of products used to gain a clear definition of a project
- The application of techniques used to plan and close a project
- The selection, use and application of various scheduling techniques
- The practices and application of rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project
- The application of effective record keeping, which also facilitates the virtuous feedback and learning cycle.
Key exam information:
- 3 hours duration, no additional reading time provided for.
- Open book – only the APM Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control book permitted
- 80 Question items in the examination paper
- 50% pass mark
Throughout the Project Planning & Control Practitioner Course, delegates will be exposed to numerous examples of examination questions. A number of exercises and ‘question-and-answer’ sessions that will help to consolidate the learning are undertaken, thereby ensuring that delegates are more than adequately prepared for the exam.
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Course Topics (4 topics)
- DEFINITION (DE)
- PLANNING (PL)
- SCHEDULING (SC)
- MONITOR AND CONTROL (MC)
Delegates attending this course will need to have attended and successfully passed the Foundation examination. Delegates are required to provide proof of passing the Foundation examination. Delegates are also required to bring a form of photographic identification to show the invigilator. Failure to bring either proof of passing Foundation or photographic identification may result in not being able to sit the examination
Delegates are required to have a copy of the APM Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control Manual. This would have been provided on the Foundation course - otherwise, the ISBN is: 978-1-903494-44-8. Delegates must bring this book with them to the course. This 353 page document is the basis for the course as well as the Practitioner Exam. Ideally delegates will have read this document but they must be familiar with the entire book.
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