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APMG International Project Planning & Control™ (PPC)

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APMG International Project Planning & Control™ (PPC) Foundation and Practitioner classroom

Course overview

About the course

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.’ It provides guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors.

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.

What's covered?

This course covers the following modules:

  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Breakdown Structures
  • Dependency Management
  • Handover and Closure
  • Scheduling
  • Types of Schedules
  • Building the Schedule
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Time Analysis
  • Duration Estimates
  • Resources
  • Communicating the Schedule
  • Project Baselines and Baselining Principles
  • Performance Reporting
  • Variance Analysis            
  • Resource Monitoring     
  • Earned Value Analysis (EVA)       
  • Cost Control      
  • Short-term Planning       
  • Change Control
  • Forensic Analysis             
  • Record Keeping
  • Earned Value Management
  • Risk Management

 

Duration

This is a five day classroom course that includes the PPC Foundation and Practitioner exam on the last day.

Target audience

This course would benefit:

  • Planning Managers & Engineers
  • Project Control Managers & Engineers
  • Cost Engineers
  • Project Managers

Pre-requisites

The are no formal pre-requisites. It is recommended that a Practitioner candidate has a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a planning and monitoring role. In addition, you must have passed the PPC Foundation exam prior to undertaking the Practitioner examination.

Learning objectives

By attending this course, you will learn…

  • 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
  • The approaches and key products used to gain a clear definition of 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

What's included?

This is an intensive five-day course that includes the following:

  • All accompanying course material
  • The Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk manual
  • The cost of the PPC Foundation and Practitioner examination (taken within the duration of the course)

Pre-course

There is mandatory pre-course work that must be under taken prior to attending this course. In addition, whilst attending the course there will also be some exam preparation evening work.

Exam information

Foundation exam:

  • Multiple Choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed-book

Practitioner exam:

  • Complex 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)