BPMA® Introductory Certificate

The Introductory Certificate: The BPMA® Project Fundamentals Qualification 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 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 conversant with the words and language associated with project management
–   Understand how project management can enhance your effectiveness in your organisation

What is the course like?

You will be working in a mixture of teams during the course, in both small and larger groups, undertaking interactive quizzes, buzz groups, exercises and engaging in debate. The course combines the principles of project management theory with practical exercises and realistic case studies. The class is not ‘death by PowerPoint’ you will be encouraged and expected to join in and contribute.

Various topics will be covered in the workshop with the intention of preparing you to be a better project manager in your organisation but also to sit the exam. You will find that you will be able to easily apply many of your new skills to your projects as soon as you return to work. In our follow up research (3 to 6 months after the course) 91% of respondents say that they learned new skills that they use in their current projects.

To do this the workshop will be focused on various topics from the syllabus in sections below.

Course Outline:

  • Project Management and the Operating Environment
  • Project Lifecycle
  • The Management Structures by which projects operate
  • Project Management planning
  • Scope Management
  • Scheduling and Resource Management
  • Risk Management and Issue Management
  • Quality Management
  • Communications in the Project Environment
  • The Principle of Leadership and Teamwork