MSC Study Guide Introductory Certificate - The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification by Andrew Scott
A proven and up-to-date Study Guide for the Introductory Certificate - The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification; it is based on the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition (BoK6). In regular use by the Management Skills Centre (an APM Accredited Training Provider) to accompany both training sessions and distance learning. The Guide contains twenty five chapters and covers all topics in the syllabus.The Study Guide describes the principles underlying the management of projects and a basic understanding of their application. It reflects the change of emphasis expounded in BoK6; the re-definition of Project Management as Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (or P3 Management). This encourages an increased focus in the Study Guide on the project benefits - the reasons why we carry out a project. Risks are considered as both threats and opportunities - each risk resulting in an uncertainty in the project costs, benefits and duration.Many examples are included to demonstrate the relevance and application of the concepts. Sixty APM sample questions are included to help prepare for the one-hour multiple-choice examination, which may be taken on-line.