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KAPM Services Limited helps develop training programmes for Organisations. We then undertake or arrange the training required to create specialist teams who can achieve the Organisations definition of success. The below are courses we deliver at our Tamworth training facility or at client location.

How to set goals and achieve them

Half day classroom course – 0900am to 1300pm

This is an interactive course on understanding how to set and achieve goals. Where this is held for organisations, their goals or project goals can be used as the exercises for delegates to undertake.

The course will discuss new science and researches of some of the models that will be used on the project.

Many organisations who undertake projects, forget that the essence of the project apart from the realisation of useful benefits, is to achieve goals. The focus therefore becomes the application of more tools rather than understanding what it takes to achieve goals.

Learning Objectives:
• Psychological Models on how the mind works
• The pillars behind successful goal setting
• Setting the right Goals
• Pyramid of goal setting
• How to tie in your individual team members life goals to organisation goals to increase the success rate
• Developing the plan to achieve the goal
• Success factors for achieving the goals

This course is also tailored for individuals looking to achieve their own goals when not undertaken specifically for project organisations.

You can download a PDF of this course here:  How to set goals and achieve them

Instructor: Clement Kwegyir-Afful BSc MSc CEng FICE MAPM.
The Instructor is an experienced project manager who has delivered award winning projects and also turned around struggling projects and set them up for success. Some of the projects he has worked on includes HS2, Hinkley Point C and Reading Station Area Redevelopment Project.

Apart from receiving awards with his projects, the tutor has also published a book on project management, received commendation
from government organisations (HE) and a thank you letter from a former UK Prime Minister.

The instructor consults for large infrastructure projects and government organisations in the UK and overseas.

Association for Project Managers - Project Management Qualification

A month pre-reading of course material

5 day classroom course – 40 hours course

This courses requires candidates reading the course material which will be provided a month in advance of the 5 days classroom studies.

This highly interactive course covers the content of the PMQ Syllabus, which is based on the APM Body of Knowledge, 6th Edition. The framework and tools that are covered provide a solid foundation for the successful delivery of a project, irrespective of industry sector.

Delegates will explore these tools through a number of facilitated individual and group-based exercises, providing ample opportunity for sharing experience and learning throughout the class.

The course finishes with a 3 hour exam on the 5th day. The pass mark of the exam is 55%. The results will be sent to you directly from the Association for Project Managers.

The following course material will be supplied a month in advance of the 5day classroom course:
• Project Management Qualification Training Material
• Revision Booklet – Model Exam Questions and Answers

Learning Objectives:
The candidate after successful completion of the examination will gain the Association for Project Managers PMQ accreditation (IMPA Level D).

Some of the learning outcomes is as below:

  • Explain the external and internal contextual factors that influence the successful execution and management of projects
  • List and describe the key activities and documentation that are undertaken and completed in each phase of the project life cycle:
    • Concept
    • Definition
    • Development
    • Handover and Closure
  • Explain the interpersonal and leadership skills that are practiced by the effective project manager

The course schedule for the 5 day classroom studies is detailed on the PDF download here: APM PMQ Course Outline

Instructor: Clement Kwegyir-Afful BSc MSc CEng FICE MAPM
The Instructor is an experienced project manager who has delivered award winning projects and also turned around struggling projects and set them up for success. Some of the projects he has worked on includes HS2, Hinkley Point C and Reading Station Area Redevelopment Project.

Apart from receiving awards with his projects, the tutor has also published a book on project management, received commendation from government organisations (HE) and a thank you letter from a former UK Prime Minister.

The instructor consults for large infrastructure projects and government organisations in the UK and overseas.

The tutoring is therefore based on real project experiences and real project templates to create outstanding project managers. The course is therefore not just intended for candidates to achieve the PMQ accreditation but become project managers that will make an impact to the organisations portfolio of projects.

The intention of the tutor is not just to enable delegates pass the exam as most of these courses are intended to do, but give them the tools to be successful project managers.

Delivering Infrastructure Projects Successfully

2 day classroom course – 16 hours course

Course Material and a free published book will be given to delegates on the first day.

Learning Objectives:
Several researches including that by Bent Flyvbjerg ‘What You Should Know About Megaprojects: an overview’ indicates large infrastructure projects are notoriously coming in late and overbudget despite all the new project control tools being developed. Several research on critical success factors for infrastructure projects points towards the fact that there is not enough focus on the tools that make these projects successful.

The course is based on a combination of the tutor’s experience of making infrastructure projects successful and research on large infrastructure projects on what makes projects achieve their objectives. Several critical success factor models are discussed.

Delegates will use case studies of projects completed by the tutors to undertake exercises which is a replica of what occurs on infrastructure projects. They will be required to troubleshoot, discuss project set up, identify opportunities and address team members and supplier issues.

The intention is for delegates to have tools they can use on their infrastructure projects. It is to give delegates a deep understanding of the practical issues that occur on the day to day setting up and running of infrastructure projects and how to deal with them effectively.

The course has a strong focus on the combination of Leadership, Psychology, New science on how the mind works and project management tools required to make infrastructure projects a success.

The course focuses on the following critical success factors:

• How to define success uniquely for your project and identify the critical success factors required
• Ensuring you have effective top-level management support
• Choosing the right team to ensure the success of your project
• Ensuring your procurement process sets you up for success
• How to develop a robust project schedule
• Monitoring and control- the best tools to use and how to solve the issues that come up with the tools you use
• Proactive Risk Management
• Reactive Trouble shooting
• Supplier Collaboration
• Lean Philosophy
• Project Leadership

You can download a PDF of the course details here:  Delivering Infrastructure Projects Successfully – course outline.

Instructor: Clement Kwegyir-Afful BSc MSc CEng FICE MAPM

The Instructor is an experienced project manager who has delivered award winning projects and also turned around struggling projects and set them up for success. Some of the projects he has worked on includes HS2, Hinkley Point C and Reading Station Area Redevelopment Project.

Apart from receiving awards with his projects, the tutor has also published a book on project management, received commendation from government organisations (HE) and a thank you letter from a former UK Prime Minister.

The instructor consults for large infrastructure projects and government organisations in the UK and overseas.

The tutoring is therefore based on real project experiences and real project templates to create outstanding project managers.

How to Procure Infrastructure Projects and Set them up for Success

1 day classroom course – 8 hour course

Delegates will be given course material on the day.

The course is an interactive one that takes the delegates through the Invitation to Tender process using case studies and highlighting tools that will not only make the process successful but also set up the project for success during its delivery phase.

Delegates will be given tick sheets on the documentation and activities that they need to undertake to make the procurement process successful.

Learning Objectives:

The course is based on issues that have caused projects being challenged, gone overbudget and come in late. The tools and issues discussed are therefore meant to equip the team undertake a process that ensures the process is robust against challenge and also produces an output that will ensure the project is successful.

The course will focus on the following:
• Coming up with the Right Budget for the Project
• Understanding the Risks and allocating them. This helps in choosing the right contract model and conditions of contract
• Tailoring the Organisations Contract Model to suit the project or work package
• Developing the Specification
• Risk Management
• The People involved
• Performance Incentives
• Establishing a fair process
• Putting out the call
• Evaluating the Tender Returns
• Using the tender phase to develop the relationship and establish the values you want on the project
• Negotiating the Contract
• Bullet proofing the contract based on the returns, negotiations and tender questions
• Bullet proofing the selection decision

You can download a PDF of the course details here:  How to Procure Infrastructure Projects and Set Them up for Success – course outline

Instructor: Clement Kwegyir-Afful BSc MSc CEng FICE MAPM

The Instructor is an experienced project manager who has delivered award winning projects and also turned around struggling projects and set them up for success. Some of the projects he has worked on includes HS2, Hinkley Point C and Reading Station Area Redevelopment Project.

Apart from receiving awards with his projects, the tutor has also published a book on project management, received commendation from government organisations (HE) and a thank you letter from a former UK Prime Minister.

The instructor consults for large infrastructure projects and government organisations in the UK and overseas.

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