Planning, monitoring and control are critical aspects of project management. Implemented effectively, project success rates can increase dramatically. Implemented poorly, project scope, schedule and costs can quickly overrun. Until now, there has been very little guidance for practicing and aspiring planning and control professionals to gain understanding of best practice, and how to apply it.
Our Project Planning & Control certification scheme has been developed in partnership with the Association for Project Management (APM) and is based on their guide Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.
The guide is APM’s first comprehensive set of guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors. It is an output of their Planning, Monitoring & Control Specific Interest Group (SIG) and is based on practitioner experience from both customer and supplier perspectives.
The intention of the guidance is to help raise understanding so that standards can be set by organisations against a common text to ensure that they can assure a set standard and aim for best practice as well as get value for money from their projects.
Individuals undertaking training will gain an understanding of effective planning & control standards, and best practice.
This course is offered by Lumify Work, an Affiliate of Synchrony, an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) of The APM Group Ltd.
This course pricing includes vouchers for the PPC Foundation Exam and PPC Practitioner Exam which can be taken via remote proctor. Practice exam papers are provided in the course, and reviewed to assist in preparation.
The Foundation exam is:
50 multiple-choice questions
Closed book – no other materials are allowed
Requires 50% (25 marks) pass to attain certification
The Practitioner exam is:
Complex multiple-choice questions
Open book (Project Planning & Control Guide only)
80 marks, comprising 8 questions worth 10 marks each
Requires 50% (40 marks) pass to attain certification