Project Management

Project Management courses at the Institute include short courses such as an Introduction to Project Management and Managing Projects Effectively and professionally accredited programmes such as CompTIA Project +, Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner and Prince2 for Project Boards.  Our current Project Management training programmes are listed below.

PRINCE2 2017® is a well-established project management methodology used in business and government. It provides a proven best practice model that helps ensure project delivery is on time, on budget, of high quality and meets customer requirements. The PRINCE2 2017® Foundation Exam Preparation Course and Certification is a three-day intensive, instructor-led online course designed to teach participants the fundamental building blocks of the PRINCE 2® approach and to prepare them for the PRINCE2 2017® Foundation Certificate exam.

 

Commences:
27-29 Jan | 24-26 Feb | 24-26 Mar | 26-28 May 2021
Duration:
Three Day Online Course
Accreditation:
PRINCE2

PRINCE2 2017® is a well-established project management methodology used in business and government. It provides a proven best practice model that helps ensure project delivery is on time, on budget, of high quality and meets customer requirements. The PRINCE2® Practitioner Course and Certification is a comprehensive two-day intensive, instructor-led online course designed to give participants an extended theoretical and practical knowledge of PRINCE2 2017® and to prepare them for the PRINCE 2 2017® Practitioner Certificate exam.

Commences:
4-5 February | 5-6 July 2021
Duration:
Two Day Online Course
Accreditation:
PRINCE2

Projects require structure and focus without which most projects will be doomed to failure. Frameworks and methodologies to provide this structure and focus have emerged and have been enhanced over time.  PRINCE2® is one popular process-driven project management methodology that has general applicability for a wide-range of project types and is regularly deployed both in UK government and in the public and private sector around the world. This one-day course is designed to introduce you to structure and content of the methodology and to put this in the context of project management best practice and frameworks generally. 

Commences:
8 March 2021 | 14 June 2021
Duration:
One Day Online Course

Significant risk is attached to all projects. These can include missed deadlines, scope creep, poor quality, failure to deliver to the customer needs and so on. Our experience has shown that this can have a severe impact on budgets, organisational and personal reputation and a consequential impact on other related projects and programmes. This then creates a serious condition for the effective delivery of the organisation’s strategy.  Prince 2 for Project Boards: Project Governance is an interactive one-day online course that will help participants to modify or put in place proper governance structures for use with projects that use the PRINCE2® methodology. This approach is also useful for Project Boards overseeing projects executed with other methodologies.

Commences:
9 March 2021 | 8 June 2021
Duration:
One Day

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 in practice 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. 

Commences:
17-18 February | 21-22 April | 16-17 June 2021
Duration:
Two Day Online Course

Public Servants are faced with increasing expectations, shifting priorities as well as an increasingly complex, ambiguous and uncertain environment. Delivering government strategy requires a deepening capability in project, programme and portfolio management.

This two-day online Introduction to Programme Management in Government focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities of delivering complex programs in the public sector. It draws on the unique insight and networks that the IPA brings to public sector project and programme management.

In addition to the management and co-ordination of multiple projects within a programme, programme management aligns projects with the organisation’s goals, maximises project performance and minimises risk. Course content is aligned with the PMI® The Standard for Program Management – Fourth Edition (2017). This is the definitive guide for individuals and organisations wishing to develop their programme management practices. 

Commences:
10-11 March | 19-20 May | 14-15 July 2021
Duration:
Two Day Online Course

Agile Project Management is a highly-interactive, three-day, instructor-led online course prepares participants for the PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute-Agile Certified Practitioner) Accreditation; a world-wide recognition of knowledge of Agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across Agile methodologies. If you already use Agile practices or your organisation is adopting Agile methods, earning the PMI-ACP® certification will demonstrate your knowledge of and commitment to this rapidly growing approach to project management. This course covers the topics required for the PMI-ACP certification and includes practical activities related to the Agile Lifecycle. The course is very interactive with real activities related to the Agile Lifecycle activities. The course qualifies for 21 contact hours as required by the PMI for this certification. Price does not include cost of exam and students must book their exam slot with recognised providers.

Participants may choose not to take the exam in which case they will receive an IPA Certificate of Attendance.

Commences:
19-21 July 2021
Duration:
Three Day Online Course

This two-day online course provides a practical introduction to Business Process Innovation (BPI). It combines a training and workshop approach and equips participants with a structured, systematic approach to running BPI projects. As a result, participants will be better placed to achieve improved and streamlined business processes that align with public service organisations’ remits and make best use of available resources. It is aimed at public servants who are charged with the design and implementation of new ways of working, as programme champion or manager, project team leader or project team member. It is also of benefit to anyone interested in achieving greater organisational effectiveness and efficiency including project stakeholders and those who need more incisive insights into their existing activities.

Commences:
29-30 March | 28-29 June 2021
Duration:
Two Day Online Course

Mastering Effective Teamwork: Scrum is a two-day online course that covers the principles and empirical process theory underpinning the Scrum Framework and the role of the Scrum Master in it. This course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises, and it teaches what is at the heart of the Scrum and Agile movement. The course includes advanced thinking for servant-leadership and behavioural shifts.  The course also covers all the topics related to Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) and includes practice exams.

Commences:
29-30 April 2021
Duration:
Two Day Online Course

Managing Virtual Teams Effectively is a two-day online course that aims to help those responsible for managing remote teams to effectively engage with individual and teams, develop and agree appropriate goals and maintain and improve team productivity.

Commences:
25-26 January 2021
Duration:
Two Day Online Course

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