Project Management

Project management skills have never been more in demand. There is a clear need for a shift in the public service to a project management approach to effectively deliver on business plans. Properly implemented, the project management approach ensures understanding, focus, confidence, oversight and success.

This two-day project management training programme is designed to enable you to apply your learning immediately, in a flexible, non-prescriptive manner that takes account of the practicalities of working in the public service. The course is aimed at those who need to develop a better understanding of the critical tools and techniques of project management that help focus your planning, minimises risk and speeds delivery. It will be of benefit to anyone involved directly in project work - whether in a small group effort or a significant undertaking, those who work with project teams but who are not part of them and who wish to be more effective through a better understanding of the language of project management, and new project managers.

Project Management: An Introduction

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

The Introduction to Project Management course is led by an experienced project manager and trainer and will use a variety of approaches during the class including presentations, discussion groups, and group exercises. 

Commences

16-17 October 2017 | 28-29 November 2017

Application Deadline

October 2017 Bookings for this course close one week in advance of start date.

Duration

Two Days

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The cost of this course is €810 for Corporate Members of the Institute, €900 for others. Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments each day.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

Progression

The IPA offers a wide range of Project Management courses including:

Certificate in Project Management

Professional Diploma in Project Management

Prince2 Foundation and Prince2 Practitioner

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The Programme

Project management skills have never been more in demand. There is a clear need for a shift in the public service to a project management approach to effectively deliver on business plans. Properly implemented, the project management approach ensures understanding, focus, confidence, oversight and success.

This two-day project management training programme is designed to enable you to apply your learning immediately, in a flexible, non-prescriptive manner that takes account of the practicalities of working in the public service. The course is aimed at those who need to develop a better understanding of the critical tools and techniques of project management that help focus your planning, minimises risk and speeds delivery. It will be of benefit to anyone involved directly in project work - whether in a small group effort or a significant undertaking, those who work with project teams but who are not part of them and who wish to be more effective through a better understanding of the language of project management, and new project managers.

Who is this for?

The Introduction to Project Management course is aimed at those who need to develop a better understanding of the critical tools and techniques of project management that help focus your planning, minimises risk and speeds delivery.

It will be of benefit to anyone involved directly in project work - whether in a small group effort or a significant undertaking, those who work with project teams but who are not part of them and who wish to be more effective through a better understanding of the language of project management, and new project managers.

Learning Outcomes

The Introduction to Project Management course objectives are to

  • give you practical experience of key project management tools and techniques.
  • introduce a project management approach that is structured yet flexible.

At the end of the training course you will:

  • be able to describe a standard project life-cycle and project constraints.
  • be able to adapt a set of standard templates and more for use with your own project.
  • have a draft set of project documentation that you can use as the basis for your project planning on your return to work

The course is led by an experienced project manager and trainer and will use a variety of approaches during the class including presentations, discussion groups, and group exercises. 

Course Content

The Introduction to Project Management course will cover the following areas:

  • Introduction to Project Management: in which you will learn about the organisational context for projects and core project management principles.
  • Initiating your Project: in which you will learn about the critical activities in starting up the project, engaging with stakeholders and securing approval.
  • Defining your Project: in which you will learn how to define and structure project work and create schedules to enable effective management of the project.
  • Managing your Project: in which you will learn how to monitor and control project work and be aware of the problems and issues that can often derail projects.
  • Closing your Project: in which you will learn about the important common closing activities that are often overlooked by project teams.
Other Information

This course can be tailored for in-house delivery. Please email training@ipa.ie if you would like further information about customised training.

Course Leader

This course will be delivered by one of our experienced Project Management Trainers including:

Martin Speers, Head of IT Training and Education and Programme Director of Certificate and Professional Diploma in Project Management and Angelo McNeive, IPA Associate Project Management Specialist.

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