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These podcasts are part of the parallel project learning system. As an accredited training provider they are based on the APM Body of Knowledge and can be used standalone or in conjunction with the APMP study guide, on-line e-learning and workshops. Visit our website www.parallelprojecttraining.com for full details.We're with you all the way

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These podcasts are part of the parallel project learning system. As an accredited training provider they are based on the APM Body of Knowledge and can be used standalone or in conjunction with the APMP study guide, on-line e-learning and workshops. Visit our website www.parallelprojecttraining.com for full details.We're with you all the way

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PMP Exam Prep Podcast

By Quacker Jack - Jun 12 2012
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GREAT resource for on the go studying. I have been listening to your podcasts to and from work, on break, during soccer and t ball practices for my child and they have been very informative. But we need to hear more, haven't had any since April. I take my PMP exam this weeks, but will definitely keep up with these going forward as refresher an on going learning. Thank you Parallel Project Management!

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PMP Exam Prep Podcast

By Quacker Jack - Jun 12 2012
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GREAT resource for on the go studying. I have been listening to your podcasts to and from work, on break, during soccer and t ball practices for my child and they have been very informative. But we need to hear more, haven't had any since April. I take my PMP exam this weeks, but will definitely keep up with these going forward as refresher an on going learning. Thank you Parallel Project Management!

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Project Management Training Podcasts

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These podcasts are part of the parallel project learning system. As an accredited training provider they are based on the APM Body of Knowledge and can be used standalone or in conjunction with the APMP study guide, on-line e-learning and workshops. Visit our website www.parallelprojecttraining.com for full details.We're with you all the way

Section 11-8 and 11.9 earned value.m4v

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10.14 describe advantages and disadvantages of earned value management,10.15 perform earned value calculations and interpret earned value data

May 20 2014

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APMP 6th Edition The Project Management Plan

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10.7 explain the purpose of the project management plan and its importance throughout the project life cycle,10.8 describe the typical contents of a project management plan, 10.9 outline the authorship, approval and audience of a project management plan

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Risk Management

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12.1 explain each stage in a risk management process (such as initiate, identify, assess, plan and implement responses), 12.2 compare the responses to risk in terms of risk as a threat or opportunity (such as avoid, reduce, transfer or accept and exploi

Apr 21 2014

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APM 6th Edition Requirements Management

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In this podcast is about scope management and requierments. Scope is defined in terms of products a project produces and the work requiered to produce it. Howeve the products and their complexity are often defined by the requierments. If the requierments change then the products change too. In this podcast we discuss the linkages between requierments definition and scope management. It is important to recongiase that the two are closly inter rleated and understand the linkages betwen the two. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 9.2 explain how to manage scope through, requirements management processes (such as capture, analysis, justifying requirements, baseline needs), configuration management processes (such as planning, identification, control, status accounting, audit and verification)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 21 2014

18mins

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APMP 6th Edition Stakeholder Management

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10.12 describe stakeholder management processes,

10.13 explain the importance of managing stakeholders expectations

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Estimating

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10.10 explain estimating techniques (including analytical, comparative, parametric, three-point, PERT formulae), 10.11 explain the reasons for and benefits of re-estimating through the project life cycle and the concept of the estimating funnel

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Scheduling

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11.1 explain the process for creating and maintaining a schedule,11.2 describe different techniques used for depicting a schedule (including network diagrams, critical path analysis, Gantt chart, milestone chart), 11.3 state advantages and disadvantage

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Budgeting and Cost Management

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11.7 explain what is meant by budgeting and cost control

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Quality Management

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13.1 define quality management, 13.2 define quality planning, quality assurance, quality control and continual improvement, 13.3 describe the benefits of the quality management process

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Procurement

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14.1 explain the purpose, typical content and importance of a procurement strategy, 14.2 distinguish between different methods of supplier reimbursement (including fixed price, cost plus fee, per unit quantity, target cost), 14.3 distinguish between di

Apr 22 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Project Communication

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In this podcast is about project communications. Communications is one of the most important areas for project managers. A bit of pllaning can make a siginifacnt difference to the way in which communications are recieved and understood by the key stakeholders in the project. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 7.1 describe the key contents of a project communication plan,
  • 7.2 explain the benefits of a project communication plan,
  • 7.3 explain the importance of effective communication in managing different stakeholders,
  • 7.4 identify factors which can positively or negatively affect communication

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Conflict and Negotiation

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In this podcast is about the management of conflict in projects. Projects are about change, so inevitably projects generate conflict either within the project tram or with external stakeholders. The way in which project managers and team members respond to this conflict is important. In this section we consider the sources of project conflict and the different approaches project managers can adopt to address this conflict. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 7.5 identify sources of conflict within the project life cycle and ways in which it can be addressed(such as Blake and Mouton, Thomas/Kilmann and Pruitt)
  • 7.6 explain how to plan and conduct different negotiations (including formal, informal, competitive and collaborative)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Project Management Methods

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In this podcast is about project management methods. Methods are the standard ways in which organisations deliver projects. They include standard roles, a lifecycle, templates, processes and prodcures. They give the organisation many benefits including consistancy of approach, clarity about who is doing what when and continuity between one project and the next. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 6.2 explain how project management methodologies can be used to support the governance structure,
  • 6.3 explain the advantages of using standard project management methodologies across an organisation

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Team Motivation

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In this podcast is about the leadership and team development. People make projects and so this is an important topic for many project managers. This relies on effective leadership,influencing skills and motivation skills. In this podcast we discuss what makes a good leader and how to motivate a team. We also discuss a number of the classic leadership models and their reliance to project management. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 8.1 describe typical leadership qualities,
  • 8.2 explain the principles and importance of motivation,
  • 8.3 explain the impact of leadership on team performance and motivation (using models such as Maslow, Herzberg and McGregor)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition About the Exam

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In this podcast we introduce the APM project management qualification which was formally known as the APMP. The podcasts includes

  • Discussion on the changes in the course syllabus from the 5th edition to the 6th edition.
  • A discussion of the assessment criteria for the qualification
  • Exam hints and tips based on the course guidance notes
  • An introduction to the parallel project learning system.

You can visit our website for more information on these project management courses

Apr 22 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Resources

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11.4 explain categories and types of resources (such as human resources, consumable and re-usable equipment, materials, space), 11.5 describe how resources are allocated to a schedule,11.6 differentiate between resource smoothing and resource levellin

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Project, Programme and Portfolio Management

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In this podcast discuss the differences between project, programmes and portfolios. In particular how these three are related to each other and examples of each. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 3.2 differentiate between project management and portfolio and programme management,
  • 3.3 outline the characteristics of programme management and its relationship with strategic change,
  • 3.4 explain the challenges a project manager may face working within a project, programme or portfolio.

You can visit our website for more information on these project management courses

Apr 22 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Project, Matrix and Functional Organisations

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In this podcast discuss the different types project organisation that can be adopted to deliver project and the advantages and disadvantages of each. We also discuss the working practices of each type of organisation and which would be appropriate in different circunsatances. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 1.1 differentiate between types of organisation structures highlighting advantages and disadvantages of each (including functional, matrix, project)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 22 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Issue Management

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12.4 distinguish between risks and issues, 12.5 explain the advantages and disadvantages of risk and issue escalation

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Project Roles

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In this podcast discuss the different roles in a project organisation including the sponsor, project manager, users, team members and suppliers. In particular we discuss why each of these roles is important for the success of the project. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 4.3 explain the role and key responsibilities of the project manager,
  • 4.4 differentiate between the responsibilities of the project manager and project sponsor throughout the project life cycle,
  • 4.5 describe other roles within project management

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 21 2014

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APM Fundamentals Sample Lecture

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This is a samples lecture from the APM Fundamentals course from Parallel Project Training. 

In this section we look at how we can manage uncertainty in the project.

What's Included In This Section?

Define:

  • Definition – project risk and risk management
  • Project risk management process
  • Use of risk register

For more information or a formal qualification based on this podcast visit http://www.parallelprojecttraining.com/distance-learning/apm-project-fundamentals-qualification.

Apr 11 2016

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AP Fundamentals Case Study - Part 1

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This is the first part of the APM Fundamentals case study. You can follow Jayne as she manages to project, establishing roles and responsibilities and deals with the challenges along the way.

For more information or a formal qualification based on this podcast visit http://www.parallelprojecttraining.com/distance-learning/apm-project-fundamentals-qualification.

Apr 11 2016

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APM Fundamentals Roles

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Project Roles

Management structures by which projects operate including the roles and responsibilities of the different players involved.

What's Included In This Section?

Roles and responsibilities of:

  • Project manager
  • Project sponsor
  • Project steering group/board
  • Project team members
  • Project management office (PMO)
  • End user

For more information or a formal qualification based on this podcast visit http://www.parallelprojecttraining.com/distance-learning/apm-project-fundamentals-qualification.

Apr 11 2016

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APM Fundamentals Lifecycles

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roject Life Cycle

Many projects follow a structured lifecycle, in this section we look at the APM life cycle and the benefits of using a life cycle.

What's Included In This Section?

  • Definition of a project lifecycle
  • A discussion of the project phases
  • A discussion on the reasons for structuring projects into phases

For more information or a formal qualification based on this podcast visit http://www.parallelprojecttraining.com/distance-learning/apm-project-fundamentals-qualification.

Apr 11 2016

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APM Fundamentals Context

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In this section we look at the impact of the project environment or context on the way a project is planned and executed.

What's Included In This Section?

  • Define the term project environment
  • Define the components of the PESTLE acronym

For more information or a formal qualification based on this podcast visit http://www.parallelprojecttraining.com/distance-learning/apm-project-fundamentals-qualification.

Apr 11 2016

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APM Fundamentals Programme Management and Portfolio Management

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Portfolio and Programme Management

In this session we discuss the role of portfolio and programme management in the delivery of projects.

What's Included In This Section?

  • Definition – programme management and portfolio management
  • Relationship of programme management and portfolio management to project management

For more information or a formal qualification based on this podcast visit http://www.parallelprojecttraining.com/distance-learning/apm-project-fundamentals-qualification.

Apr 11 2016

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APM Fundamentals Introduction

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This podcasts is part of the APM Fundamentals of project management, the APM fundamentals course.

An introduction to the Fundamentals of Project Management from the Association for Project Management. 

What's Included In This Section?

  • What is the APM Fundamentals in Project Management?
  • Who will benefit from this course?
  • What resources are available to you?
  • What is the structure and format of the exam?

For more information or a formal qualification based on this podcast visit http://www.parallelprojecttraining.com/distance-learning/apm-project-fundamentals-qualification.

Apr 11 2016

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APM Fundamentals Overview

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Parallel Project Training are proud to launch an on-line fundamentals of project management course based on the study guide written in partnership with the Association for Project Management. This course gives practical and effective advice on how to manage projects and is ideal for those who are new to thinner project management career. The course package includes

  1. The APM fundamentals study guide written by Parallel Project Training in partnership with the APM.
  2. Twenty bite-size video lectures presented by the authors of the APM fundamentals study guide.
  3. Eighteen reflection exercises in which you consider how to apply the principles to your projects.
  4. Twenty five podcasts which you can download and listen to as you travel. 
  5. Twenty four case study episodes in which you watch a new project manager apply the principles of project management to her first project. 
  6. One hundred and four sample multiple choice questions to check you progress with the course.
  7. A full sample exam paper.
  8. An on-line tutor support via our study group.

The course is available with and without the online APM Project Fundamentals Exam.

Parallel will be offering a £50 discount on the course for the first 3-month. 

Apr 11 2016

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Section 11-8 and 11.9 earned value.m4v

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10.14 describe advantages and disadvantages of earned value management,10.15 perform earned value calculations and interpret earned value data

May 20 2014

26mins

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APMP 6th Edition Procurement

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14.1 explain the purpose, typical content and importance of a procurement strategy, 14.2 distinguish between different methods of supplier reimbursement (including fixed price, cost plus fee, per unit quantity, target cost), 14.3 distinguish between di

Apr 22 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Project, Programme and Portfolio Management

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In this podcast discuss the differences between project, programmes and portfolios. In particular how these three are related to each other and examples of each. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 3.2 differentiate between project management and portfolio and programme management,
  • 3.3 outline the characteristics of programme management and its relationship with strategic change,
  • 3.4 explain the challenges a project manager may face working within a project, programme or portfolio.

You can visit our website for more information on these project management courses

Apr 22 2014

11mins

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APMP 6th Edition About the Exam

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In this podcast we introduce the APM project management qualification which was formally known as the APMP. The podcasts includes

  • Discussion on the changes in the course syllabus from the 5th edition to the 6th edition.
  • A discussion of the assessment criteria for the qualification
  • Exam hints and tips based on the course guidance notes
  • An introduction to the parallel project learning system.

You can visit our website for more information on these project management courses

Apr 22 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Relevance of applicable legislation

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In this podcast discuss the different types of legislation that are relevant to project management. This includes legislation on Health and Safety, Employment regulations, Contract law and regulations and environmental legislation. This is a new part of the APMP syllabus but is highly significant for many project managers. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 3.8 explain the importance of relevant legislation applicable to projects (such as health and safety , environmental, employment, contract, data protection, freedom of information)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 22 2014

16mins

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APMP 6th Edition Project, Matrix and Functional Organisations

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In this podcast discuss the different types project organisation that can be adopted to deliver project and the advantages and disadvantages of each. We also discuss the working practices of each type of organisation and which would be appropriate in different circunsatances. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 1.1 differentiate between types of organisation structures highlighting advantages and disadvantages of each (including functional, matrix, project)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 22 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Projects and Business as Usual

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In this podcast discuss the differences between projects such as building a new shopping centre and business as usual operating a shopping centre. The podcasts includes

  • 3.1 distinguish between projects and business as usual {BAU}

You can visit our website for more information on these project management courses

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Project Context and Environmental Factors

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In this podcast discuss the importance of a project context (or environment) to the success of a project. It explains why project managers need to understand the contest within which the project is delivered and how a different context can affect the way in which the project is delivered and success evaluated. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 3.6 describe how environmental factors affect projects(including the sector, geography and regulation),
  • 3.7 explain tools and techniques used to assess a project's context (including PESTLE, SWOT)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 21 2014

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APM 6th Edition Requirements Management

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In this podcast is about scope management and requierments. Scope is defined in terms of products a project produces and the work requiered to produce it. Howeve the products and their complexity are often defined by the requierments. If the requierments change then the products change too. In this podcast we discuss the linkages between requierments definition and scope management. It is important to recongiase that the two are closly inter rleated and understand the linkages betwen the two. The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 9.2 explain how to manage scope through, requirements management processes (such as capture, analysis, justifying requirements, baseline needs), configuration management processes (such as planning, identification, control, status accounting, audit and verification)

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition The Business Case

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In this podcast is about teh role of the business case in the project lifecycle. Why we have a business case, who owns it and what does it contain? The APMP assessment criteria covered in this podcast include

  • 10.1 explain the purpose of a business case and its importance during the project life cycle,
  • 10.2 describe who has authorship and approval of the business case

This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management qualification (APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources included a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

Apr 21 2014

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APMP 6th Edition Estimating

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10.10 explain estimating techniques (including analytical, comparative, parametric, three-point, PERT formulae), 10.11 explain the reasons for and benefits of re-estimating through the project life cycle and the concept of the estimating funnel

Apr 21 2014

15mins

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APMP 6th Edition Stakeholder Management

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10.12 describe stakeholder management processes,

10.13 explain the importance of managing stakeholders expectations

Apr 21 2014

16mins

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