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Project Management Training Podcasts

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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APM PFQ (Bok7) Stakeholder Management

In this podcast the Parallel team discuss the following assessment criteria: Outline the stakeholders of a project management plan The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ), formerly known as the APM Introductory Certificate, is a qualification developed by the Association for Project Management, the chartered body for the project profession. It is a practical course for new project managers or members of project teams who want a better understanding of the processes, tools and language of project management. Read our Guide to Project Management Qualifications and find out more about our project management training courses at www.parallelprojecttraining.com This internationally recognised qualification will enhance your career prospects as a project professional. At the end of the APM PFQ course, you will: Be able to apply the fundamental principles of project management including: Defining the business case Establishing scope Drawing up a plan for project delivery Identifying and managing risk Monitoring and tracking project progress Controlling change Be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to successfully deliver benefits to your organisation through well-managed projects Gain a recognised qualification to enhance your career prospects as a project professional Develop the behaviours and leadership skills needed to become a successful project manager Confidently sit the APM Foundation Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) examination

7mins

23 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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Section 11.8 and 11.9 - Earned Value

describe advantages and disadvantages of earned value management perform earned value calculations and interpret earned value data This podcast is just part of the Parallel learning system for the APM Qualifications in project management. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

26mins

20 May 2014

Rank #2

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APM PMQ (BoK7) Scheduling

In this APM Project Management Qualification (BoK7) podcast Michelle and Paul discuss scheduling. This podcasts aims to address the following APM PMQ assessment criteria; Describe ways to create and maintain a schedule (including critical path and Gantt charts) Differentiate between critical path and critical chain as scheduling techniques This podcast is just part of the parallel learning system for the APM Project Management Qualification. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

17mins

1 May 2020

Rank #3

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APMP 6th Edition The Project Management Plan

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 This podcast is just part of the Parallel learning system for the APM Qualifications in project management. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

20mins

21 Apr 2014

Rank #4

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APMP 6th Edition Scheduling

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),  This podcast is just part of the Parallel learning system for the APM Qualifications in project management, such as APM PFQ and APM PMQ (previously known as APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

21mins

21 Apr 2014

Rank #5

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APMP 6th Edition Stakeholder Management

10.12 describe stakeholder management processes, 10.13 explain the importance of managing stakeholders expectations This podcast is just part of the Parallel learning system for the APM Qualifications in project management, such as APM PFQ and APM PMQ (previously known as APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

16mins

21 Apr 2014

Rank #6

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APMP 6th Edition Risk Management

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) This podcast is just part of the Parallel Learning System for the APM qualifications (APM PFQ and APM PMQ) for project managers. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and project management courses that will boost your career prospects and lead to internationally recognised accreditation.

14mins

21 Apr 2014

Rank #7

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APMP 6th Edition Procurement

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), This podcast is just part of the Parallel learning system for the APM Qualifications in project management including APM PMQ. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

14mins

22 Apr 2014

Rank #8

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APMP 6th Edition Estimating

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 This podcast is just part of the Parallel learning system for the APM Qualifications in project management, including APM PFQ and APM PMQ (previously known as APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

15mins

21 Apr 2014

Rank #9

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APM PFQ (Bok7) Project Resource Management and Procurement

In this podcast the Parallel Team discuss the following assessment criteria: outline options for resource optimisation (including resource levelling and resource smoothing) The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ), formerly known as the APM Introductory Certificate, is a qualification developed by the Association for Project Management, the chartered body for the project profession. It is a practical course for new project managers or members of project teams who want a better understanding of the processes, tools and language of project management. At the end of the APM PFQ course, you will: Be able to apply the fundamental principles of project management including: Defining the business case Establishing scope Drawing up a plan for project delivery Identifying and managing risk Monitoring and tracking project progress Controlling change Be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to successfully deliver benefits to your organisation through well-managed projects Gain a recognised qualification to enhance your career prospects as a project professional Develop the behaviours and leadership skills needed to become a successful project manager Confidently sit the APM Foundation Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) examination Read our Guide to Project Management Qualifications and find out more about our project management training courses at www.parallelprojecttraining.com This internationally recognised qualification will also enhance your career prospects as a project professional.

5mins

25 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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APM 6th Edition Requirements Management

In this podcast is about scope management and requirements. Scope is defined in terms of products a project produces and the work required to produce it. However, the products and their complexity are often defined by the requirements. If the requirements change then the products change too. In this podcast we discuss the linkages between requirements definition and scope management. It is important to recognise that the two are closely inter-related and understand the linkages between the two. The APMP assessment criteria (now known as APM PMQ) 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

18mins

21 Apr 2014

Rank #11

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APMP 6th Edition About the Exam

In this podcast we introduce the APM project management qualification (APM PMQ) which was formerly 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

28mins

22 Apr 2014

Rank #12

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APMP 6th Edition Quality Management

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 This podcast is just part of the Parallel Learning System for the APM qualifications (APM PFQ and APM PMQ) for project managers. This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and project management courses that will boost your career prospects and lead to internationally recognised accreditation.

30mins

21 Apr 2014

Rank #13

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APMP 6th Edition Budgeting and Cost Management

11.7 explain what is meant by budgeting and cost control This podcast is just part of the Parallel Learning System for the APM qualifications for project managers, such as APM PFQ and APM PMQ (previously known as APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and project management courses that will boost your career prospects and lead to internationally recognised accreditation.

12mins

21 Apr 2014

Rank #14

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APMP 6th Edition Project, Matrix and Functional Organisations

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 circumstances. The APMP assessment (now known as the APM PMQ) 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

17mins

22 Apr 2014

Rank #15

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APMP 6th Edition Project, Programme and Portfolio Management

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 (now known as the APM PMQ) 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

11mins

22 Apr 2014

Rank #16

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APM PFQ (Bok7) Change Control and Configuration Management

In this APM PFQ podcast the Parallel team discuss the following assessment criteria: define the terms ‘configuration management’ and ‘change control’ in the context of scope management explain the relationship between change control and configuration management outline the stages in a typical change control process outline the activities in a typical configuration management process (including planning, identification, control, status accounting and verification audit) The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ), formerly known as the APM Introductory Certificate, is a qualification developed by the Association for Project Management, the chartered body for the project profession. It is a practical course for new project managers or members of project teams who want a better understanding of the processes, tools and language of project management. If you are considering a Project Management Qualification to boost your career prospects find out more at www.parallelprojecttraining.com 

14mins

26 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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APMP 6th Edition The Business Case

In this podcast is about the 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 (now known as APM PMQ) 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

8mins

21 Apr 2014

Rank #18

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APMP 6th Edition Resources

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 levelling This podcast is just part of the Parallel learning system for the APM Qualifications in project management, such as APM PFQ and APM PMQ (previously known as APMP). This approach includes a wide range of learning resources including a printed study guide, on-line e-learning, a tutor lead study group and a wide range of project management courses

11mins

21 Apr 2014

Rank #19

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APM PFQ (Bok7) Issue Management

In this APM PFQ podcast, the Parallel Project Training team discuss the following assessment criteria: define the term ‘issue’ outline the purpose of ‘issue management’ differentiate between an issue and a risk state the stages of an issue resolution process The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ), formerly known as the APM Introductory Certificate, is a qualification developed by the Association for Project Management, the chartered body for the project profession. It is a practical course for new project managers or members of project teams who want a better understanding of the processes, tools and language of project management. Studying for this accreditation will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge to successfully deliver benefits to your company through well-managed projects. It will also help you to develop the behaviours and leadership skills needed to become a successful project manager and enhance your career prospects as a project professional with an internationally recognised qualification. If you are considering studying for a professional Project Management Qualification find out more at www.parallelprojecttraining.com 

10mins

25 Apr 2020

Rank #20