Welcome to APM PMF Project Management Fundamentals

By Dave Litten
About Welcome to APM PMF Project Management Fundamentals

The finest way to launch your project management career is to gain the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification

Project Fundamentals is a highly practical mix of theory and easily applied techniques and practical advice and guidance that can be applied to any project, of any size, in any industry.

Did you know that the APMG arranges Open Exams for you to self-study with my Project Fundamentals Qualification Mastery System?

The APMG APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APMIC) is the vital launch for you into project management.

The Association for Project Management is the professional body for project management with over 14,000 individual members and 400 corporate members. The APMG Project Fundamentals (APM PFQ) is a qualification from the Association for Project Management (APM) – previously known as the APM Introductory Certificate. The course and qualification is a perfect “how-to” fast-track for new project managers or project team members wanting to move into project management or hone their grasp of project management skills, tools, techniques and leadership.

Apm Pmf Project Management Fundamentals

This course will lead to you gaining the internationally-recognized Project fundamentals Qualification. This course requires no prior knowledge or experience and is designed for anyone looking to start a successful project management career, or wishing to understand the principles of project management.

Dave Litten is a Qualified APMG Instructor, with a successful career as a senior project manager with over two decades of “in-the-trenches” project management savvy. Dave will guide you through the syllabus, provide you with vital “how-to” chops, so you pass your exam at first try, and become an effective project manager from the get-go.

Apm Project Fundamentals

Here is what you will learn to implement and apply:

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of the project manager
  • Enhance your effectiveness by harnessing project management skills
  • Define and manage stakeholder expectations
  • Define and prepare a business case justifying the project
  • Establish the project scope
  • Create a project delivery plan including a budget and schedule
  • Identify and manage project risks
  • Perform Change Control during the project
  • Report project progress
  • Build and develop a project team
  • Monitoring and tracking project progress
  • Confidently pass the APM Foundation Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) examination

Just do this:

  • Watch the video lessons at a time to suit you
  • Follow along, step-by-step in your Full Colour Handbook
  • Breeze through the 30 syllabus-focused intuitive exercises
  • Test how much you’ve absorbed with my 120-question Sample Exam Paper Questions & Answers
  • Study at whatever pace suits you. Pause, rewind, review whenever you wish

The benefits to you are very real:

  • You save a ton of money – NO training travel, accommodation and expensive
    classroom training
  • Watch, rewind, pause –learn at a pace and time that suits you
  • Fast-track learning videos –saves you hours of work effort rather than
    3 days sitting in a classroom

You get My 141 page Handbook Step-By-Step Guide and 30 Key Point EXAM Exercises

Here are some sample pages and sample examples from the Handbook:

Apm Pmf Project Management Fundamentals Handbook

APM Project Fundamentals Self Study Course Outline

Project Management and the project environment:

  • Projects, operations, programs and portfolio management
  • The business and political context
  • Project success criteria
  • The project sponsor and project office roles

Project Lifecycle:

  • Project Lifecycle
  • The Concept, Definition, Development, Handover and Closure project lifecycle phases
  • What the typical activities are within each lifecycle phase
  • The organizational and management project structures
  • The roles and responsibilities of the Sponsor, Project Manager, and Users
  • The project management team

Scope Management:

  • How to derive the project scope
  • How the scope is planned and managed
  • The importance of change control to avoid “scope creep”

Project Management Planning:

  • Business Case purpose, options, and use
  • The purpose of the project schedule
  • Resource planning and management
  • Creating the project plan document

Managing the Schedule and Resources:

  • Construction and logic of the Gantt Chart (project schedule)
  • Creating an effective and desirable schedule

Risk and Issue Management:

  • Understanding and identifying project risks
  • Managing risks – their probability and impact
  • Using risks management tools and techniques
  • Managing project risk

Quality Management:

  • The impact of project quality
  • How to manage project quality
  • Quality control techniques including gate reviews

Communications within the Project Environment:

  • Optimizing project team communication
  • Applying the right type, timing, and frequency of communications

Leadership and Teamwork Principles:

  • Developing an effective team
  • Basic theory of team performance and its application

Preparing for the exams:

  • Practicing with test questions and sample papers
  • Getting inside the Examiner’s head