Helping you understand the tools needed to become an effective and informed member of a Project Support Office or Planning & Control team, and gain APMG Foundation qualification.
What is the APMG Project Planning & Controls Qualification (PPC)?
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. This three day event introduce delegates to effective project planning and control.
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.
This course introduces the tools needed to become an effective project planner and become an informed member of a Project Support Office or Planning & Control team.
Who is this qualification for?
There are no formal pre-requisites, although delegates would benefit from some experience and understanding of basic planning principles and terminology.
This course is for:
- Planning Managers & Engineers
- Project Control Managers & Engineers
- Cost Engineers
- Project Managers
How is it assessed?
- Multiple Choice
- 50 questions per paper
- 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
- 40 minutes duration
Delegates will, throughout the course, be exposed to numerous examples of examination questions, exercises and 'question-and-answer' sessions that will help to consolidate the learning. Thereby ensuring that delegates are more than adequately prepared for the exam.
Delegates will learn and understand:
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.