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Training - Tailored to your Organisations requirements

APC & Associates offers training packages in all project, programme and portfolio delivery disciplines. This is undertaken in a organisational familiarisation period before the training begins, this ensures that the training being offered is fit for purpose and will make the maximum impact.
Details regarding training offered by APC & Associates is listed below.

Change Control

Change control is used to maintain control of the requirements / scope of a project. During the delivery of a project the requirements may change, change control is a method used to assess the impact of the change on the organisation delivering, this could constitute as an increase in time and cost or could possible impact the performance of the output. Formal control of this is essential in ensuring the client receives the intended output.

APC & Associates offers change control training package to your organisation requirements, ensuring your organisation will handle client changes efficiently, accurately and in a formal manor.



Dependency Management 

Dependencies exist at all levels in an organisation, project to project, programme to programme, etc. Dependency Management is essential to delivery, ensuring the ripple effect of changes and impacts to a project or programme is understood throughout the organisation.

APC & Associates offers Dependency Management training, ensuring the organisation understands its Intra, Inter and extra dependencies, how to formally record and control them.



Risk Management - Project, Programme and Portfolio

Good Project Risk Management depends on supporting organisational factors, clear roles and responsibilities, and technical analysis skills.

Project risk management in its entirety, includes the following six process groups:


  1. Planning risk management
  2. Risk identification
  3. Performing qualitative risk analysis
  4. Performing quantitative risk analysis
  5. Planning risk responses
  6. Monitoring and controlling

Project Risk management is the identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks followed by coordinated and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events or to maximize the realization of opportunities.

APC & Associates offers Risk Management training tailored to your organisation’s needs.



P3M3 – Familiarisation

Known as the Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model is a reference guide for structured best practice. It breaks down the broad disciplines of portfolio, programme and project management into a hierarchy of Key Process Areas (KPAs). The hierarchical approach enables organisations to assess their current capability and then plot a roadmap for improvement prioritised by those KPAs which will make the biggest impact on performance.

APC & Associates offers familiarisation training with P3M3 and can assess an organisations maturity and make informed suggest campaigns to improve.   



Project Planning

Project planning is part of project management, which relates to the use of schedules such as Gantt charts to plan and subsequently report progress within the project environment.

Initially, the project scope is defined and the appropriate methods for completing the project are determined. Following this step, the durations for the various tasks necessary to complete the work are listed and grouped into a work breakdown structure. Project planning is often used to organize different areas of a project, including project plans, workloads and the management of teams and individuals. The logical dependencies between tasks are defined using an activity network diagram that enables identification of the critical path. Project planning is inherently uncertain as it must be done before the project is actually started.

APC & Associates offers Project Planning training tailored to your organisational requirements.



Scheduling

In project management, a schedule is a listing of a project's milestones, activities, and deliverables, usually with intended start and finish dates. Those items are often estimated in terms of resource allocation, budget and duration, linked by dependencies and scheduled events. A schedule is commonly used in project planning and project portfolio management parts of project management. Elements on a schedule may be closely related to the work breakdown structure (WBS)

APC & Associates offers bespoke training, tailored to the organisations scheduling needs, regardless of the software packages.


More training packages will be offered in the future.