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Project Planning & Control Foundation and Practitioner Online


APMG International Project Planning & Control™ is the APM’s first comprehensive set of guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors.

Utilize the guidance based on the Association for Project Management (APM) approach for Planning and Project Control Managers and Engineers.

Project Planning & Control supports the publication of the APM's guide, ‘Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’

The intention of the guidance is to help raise understanding so that standards can be set by organizations 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.

Above all the intention is to provide greater certainty over project delivery.

Project Planning & Control guidance and training will:

  • Give a step by step controls guide from project initiation to execution.
  • Provide a holistic overview of the interdependencies between planning and controls functions.
  • Be a practical and scalable companion to almost any project controls professional.
  • Enable effective capability growth for delivery organizations.

What's Included

6 months access to course - please note that the course and the exams must be completed within this timeframe

APMG Project Planning & Control Foundation and Practitioner examinations

Project Planning & Control manual

Foundation exam

  • Multiple Choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed-book

Practitioner exam

  • Complex Multiple Choice
  • 8 question paper with 10 marks available per question
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • 3 hour duration
  • Open-book (Project Planning & Control guide only)

More Information

What does the course cover?

  • Stakeholder Management
  • The Business Case
  • Scope Management
  • Requirements Management
  • The definition and purpose of planning
  • Why planning and scheduling are different topics
  • Look at the main components of planning
  • Consider a range of planning approaches
  • Breakdown structures
  • Dependency management
  • Cost estimating and Budgeting
  • Handover and closeout
  • Introduction to Scheduling
  • Types of Schedule
  • Schedule Design
  • Building the schedule
  • Communicating the schedule
  • Schedule review
  • Performance Reporting
  • The key concepts and benefits of EVM
  • Cost Control
  • Short Term Planning
  • Change Management
  • Risk Management
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Record Keeping

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