Project Planning & Control™
The Project Planning & Control™ qualification scheme supports the publication of the Association for Project Management (APM) guide, ‘Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’ The book 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.
The development of the supporting qualification is part of our continuing partnership with the APM.
The guidance is the result of work by the APM Planning Monitoring and Control SIG at their regular meetings over the last 2 years, 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 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.
The supporting qualification scheme will provide training and certification to equip project planners with the tools needed to be effective and to demonstrate their competence in a competitive marketplace.
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
The following titles are available from APMG-Business Books.
Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control: The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk
I believe that this publication has captured the best practices for planning and will become the reference document of note for organisations and their teams during future project deliveries.
- David Birch, Head of Capital Delivery Project Controls – National Grid