A guide to the APM Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ)
Posted: May 15, 2017
If you want to be a project manager, or your role includes some aspects of thos role, there are numerous project management courses available to you. One of the options to consider is the APM Project Management Qualification (Apm Pmq). In this post, we will tell you what to expect from the qualification to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.
Formerly known as the APMP, the APM PMQ is a course that is designed for anyone that sees project management as a critical part of his or her role. So, you do not need to be a project manager per see. You can simply be someone that has to lead or direct projects as part of their current job. By taking a course such as this one, you will establish a solid foundation in PM processes, skills, tools, and behaviours. This will set you up perfectly for your career.
Who is the APM PMQ designed for?
You do not need to have any specific qualifications or set amount of experience in order to take the APM Project Management Qualification. However, it is best suited to those that have at least a couple of years of experience in delivering projects. If you are looking to consolidate a structured project management approach, this is definitely the right type of training course for you. For those with no background in project management, it would be wise to take one of the introductory courses first and then move onto this one.
What to expect from the course
The main aim of the course is to ensure that you are confidently able to apply all of the important project management principles to your project. This includes the following:
- Being able to explain how you can manage quality during project delivery
- Explaining how to procure external resources
- Describing how you can use earned value management to control a project
- Describing the way in which project managers develop and lead teams
- Preparing a project management plan with the associated baselines
- Developing a project business case
- Establishing the lifecycle of the project and its benefits
- Understanding how the success of a project is impacted by project context
- Describing the difference between a portfolio, programme and a project
- Defining the different roles in a project
Choosing a training provider
If you are interested in this qualification, you will need to choose a training provider with care. Make sure they have a good amount of experience in the industry and a positive reputation to back it up. Read reviews that have been left by those who have already taken the course. Opt for independent review websites so you can be sure that the feedback is authentic.
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding regarding this professional qualification. If you are someone that has a small amount of experience in project management, and you are looking to take your career to the next level and develop a more structured approach to managing projects, this is definitely the right course for you.
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