Project Management & Management Development

This programme builds on the Certificate in Project Management. It covers additional critical skills areas, including procurement, resource management, quality management, and managing multiple projects. It also addresses methodologies, frameworks (including PRINCE 2, Agile and the PMBOK) and technologies designed to support the project manager. The programme has been designed to help students working as project managers and/or members of a project team within a public sector context. While employing the body of knowledge of the profession, the course is highly tailored to address the unique issues and challenges faced by public sector project managers and team members. 

Professional Diploma in Project Management

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

Self-study supported by attendance at scheduled weekday workshops at the IPA in Dublin.

Entry Requirements

Certificate in Project Management or equivalent or direct project experience.

 

 

Duration

One academic year

Accreditation

NUI

Place on NFQ

Level 8 (Special Purpose award) what is this?

Commences

October 2018

Application Deadline

September 2018

Fees

€2,750 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments.

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The Programme

This programme builds on the Certificate in Project Management. It covers additional critical skills areas, including procurement, resource management, quality management, and managing multiple projects. It also addresses methodologies, frameworks (including PRINCE 2, Agile and the PMBOK) and technologies designed to support the project manager. The programme has been designed to help students working as project managers and/or members of a project team within a public sector context. While employing the body of knowledge of the profession, the course is highly tailored to address the unique issues and challenges faced by public sector project managers and team members. 

Is This Programme for you?

This Diploma is ideally suited to: 

  • Those who have completed the Certificate in Project Management or who can demonstrate an equivalent level of competence 
  • Those who are spending, or are likely to spend, a significant proportion of their time undertaking project work
  • Those who are interested in enhancing their abilities in hands-on project management 
Subjects

Successful Project Delivery 

Project Management Context
  • Systems Thinking
  • Strategy, Business Case and Appraisal
  • Requirements Management and Facilitation Skills
Initiation and Project Delivery
  • Project Initiation
  • Project Planning 
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Benefits Management
Frameworks and Methodologies 
  • PMBOK
  • Prince 2
  • Agile

Project Management Tools and Techniques

Organisations and Projects
  • Organisation Cultre
  • Organisation Structure
  • Organisation Change
  • Organisation Maturity
Managing People and Teams
  • Team Development
  • Project and Personnel Communication
  • Managing Risk
Project Leadeship and Knowledge
  • Quality and Procurement Management 
  • Role of Project Manager
  • Project Leadership
Assessment

Assessment is continuous throughout the programme and consists of a personal project, assignments and  written examinations.

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Prospectus

Undergraduate Prospectus 2018 / 2019

Full details of IPA undergraduate programmes are also available in our prospectus, which can be viewed or downloaded here.

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