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Online Learning

The PMQ online course fee of £1199 + VAT includes:

  • Our 300-page MSC PMQ Study Guide - to give you the required knowledge. It contains:
    • 49 current and past APM sample questions .
    • 16 chapters  each covered in about 90 minutes during the classroom course.
    • Appendix on examination technique .
    • Appendix containing Specimen Examination Paper of 16 questions, plus an additional 16 questions.
    • Notes for answers to all 32 questions.
  • On-line access to MOODLE learning management system which contains:
    • Introductory video podcast ( in MP4 format) to the online course.
    • 36 video podcasts  to cover the knowledge required by the syllabus - listen to the tutor, see the slides - nearly six and a half hours long.
    • 60 multiple-choice questions  in four quizzes each taking 15 minutes.
    • copies of all APM PMQ documentation - syllabus, sample paper, guide for candidates.
    • copies of all slides used in the classroom version and podcasts.
    • access to flipped-learning webinars to develop understanding of the course material.
    • access to exam-preparation webinars - to include planning the answers and working out the links and interactions between topics.  How is this done - through discussion of 32 exam-type questions for which the basic knowledge is provided in "notes for answers".
    • means to submit assignments and receive marks and comments from the tutor .
    • mock 90-minute examination (half the full paper) which is marked by the tutor. 
  • Attendance at the examination and also the APM examination fee of £395 + VAT (from 1 April 2018). The examination can be taken on the last day of any of the classroom PMQ courses.

With over 70 million users worldwide, Moodle is the most popular and trusted learning system around today. Webinars are available through MOODLE. These might be online versions of a classroom session; ours are not. They employ flipped-learning techniques - delegates learn the material through reading the MSC Study Guide or listening to the video podcasts.  The challenging face-to-face webinars are about tackling problems to apply the knowledge learnt and to enhance understanding.

Course Outline  (as followed by the MSC PMQ Study Guide)

Module 1: PROJECT CONTEXT AND CONCEPT

Chapter 1 - Project, Programme and Portfolio (P3) Management, Common Causes of Project Failure.

Chapter 2 - Project Life Cycles, Infrastructure - Project Offices, Methods

Chapter 3 - Project Environment, and Risk Management

Chapter 4 - Requirements Management, Stakeholder Management, Success and Benefits Management, Business Case

Module 2: DELIVERY I

Chapter 5 - Project Management Plan, Estimating

Chapter 6 - Scope Management I:  Scope Definition and Management, Requirements Management

Chapter 7 - Scope Management II: Change Control, Configuration Management

Chapter 8 - Schedule Management: Time scheduling, Resource Scheduling  

Module 3: DELIVERY II

Chapter 9 - Accounting and Procurement

Chapter 10 - Earned Value Management

Chapter 11 - Quality Management and Legal Matters

Chapter 12 - Reviews, Information Management and Reporting, Communications

Module 4: PEOPLE - ORGANISATION and SKILLS

Chapter 13 - Organisational Structure, Roles, Governance of Project Management

Chapter 14 - Leadership

Chapter 15 - Teamwork

Chapter 16 - Negotiation and Conflict Management

Module 5: EXAMINATION WORKSHOP

Appendices - Examination technique, Question selection, Revision paper, Additional questions.

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   Course Dates

Cost: £1199 (inc exam) +VAT

Duration: At least sixty hours study

Code: PMQOL