Become a successful Practitioner that can demonstrate the knowledge and skills to apply the tools and techniques to work successfully in a PSO or Planning & Controls Team.
What is the APMG Project Planning & Controls Practitioner Qualification (PPC)?
A successful Practitioner candidate will have demonstrated that they have achieved sufficient understanding of the theory and application of the tools and techniques to allow them to work successfully in a Project Support team environment.
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 course focuses on the selection and use of appropriate scheduling tools and 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.
Who is this qualification for?
This course is for:
- Planning Managers & Engineers
- Project Control Managers & Engineers
- Cost Engineers
- Project Managers
How is it assessed?
Your exam will be:
- Objective Multiple Choice
- 8 question paper with 10 marks available per question
- 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
- 3 hour duration
- Open-book (Project Planning & Control guide only)
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 attending this course will need to have attended and successfully passed the Foundation examination.
Delegates are required to have a copy of the APM Planning, Scheduling 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.
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 outputs
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.