APMG International Project Planning & Control™

Based on the APM’s first comprehensive set of guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors.

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APMG International Project Planning & Control™ supports the publication of the APM's guide, ‘Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’ The book is the APM’s first comprehensive set of guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors.

This course will give guidance for practicing and aspiring planning and controls professionals to gain understanding of best practice, and how to apply it. It is not just about processes but also the behaviours and culture needed to deploy an effective project controls framework

The course is suitable for

  • Planning Managers & Engineers
  • Project Control Managers & Engineers
  • Cost Engineers
  • Programme and Project Planners
  • Programme and Project Budget Managers
  • Programme and Project Managers
  • Team members involved in project planning, scheduling, control and monitoring activities as part of their role.

Pre-requisites

There are no official pre-requisites. We recommend all delegates, regardless of their experience, take advantage of our pre-course study materials.

Benefits

  • Offers a step-by-step controls guide from project initiation to execution
  • Provides a holistic overview of the inter-dependencies between planning and control functions
  • Is a practical and scalable companion to any project control professional
  • Is compatible with any approach / framework for project and programme management
  • Enables effective capability growth for delivery organizations
  • Individuals undertaking training will gain an understanding of effective planning & control standards and best practice.

Examinations

  • Foundation exam - multiple choice, closed book, 40 min, 50 questions, 50% pass
  • Practitioner exam - complex Multiple Choice, open book (PPC guide only), 3 hour, 8 question paper with 10 marks available per question, 40 marks out of 80 available or 50% pass

Project Planning & Control™ Foundation Level - 3 day - The purpose of the Foundation certification is to confirm you have sufficient knowledge and understanding to be an informed member of a project support office or planning and control team. The Foundation level is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certification.

Key points you will learn:

  • The approaches and products used to gain a clear definition of a project
  • The approaches and techniques used to plan and close a project
  • The selection and use of appropriate scheduling techniques
  • The practices used for rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project
  • The basis for good record keeping, which also facilitates the virtuous feedback and learning cycle.

Project Planning & Control™ Practitioner Level - 2 day - The practitioner level will give you skills to thrive in a project support team environment.

Key points you will learn:

  • The approaches and key products used to gain a clear definition of a project
  • The approaches and techniques used to plan and close a project
  • The scheduling techniques and appropriate presentation of the output
  • The management of risk in the planning, execution and evaluation of a project
  • The practices and data used for rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project

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What they say about us

  • Confident delivery and subject matter expertise
    Frankly excellent. Sarah Ross presented with so much energy that it kept the momentum of learning going, even through the hard stuff. Without her instruction I don't think I would have passed
    Matthew Bourne
    Commercial and Marina Operations Coordinator
  • Difficult concepts made easy
    The trainer was amazing. Really vibrant and engaging and willing to go above and beyond. Fantastic at explaining concepts that were difficult to understand
    Kirsty Irvine
    Aurora Energy

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