Cost:€2020 funding applied

In Dublin the course is run over 14 night sessions, at Limerick Mary Immaculate College, on a Tuesday evening from 6.30 till 9.30. The next run of the course will start in October 2017



• Overview
Executing and Controlling the Project
• Large project kickoff
• Case study: Project Kickoff
• Performance monitoring
• Earned value management
• Case study: Project Review
• Project control
• Team behavior concepts
• Exercise – team behaviors
Project Management Concepts and Context
• Eye of Competence
• Basic concepts of project management defined
Project Initiation
• Overview of strategic linkage of projects
• Business case concepts
• Project selection strategies
• Financial considerations for projects
• Project initiation documentation
• Case study: Project Selection
Project Closeout
• Project closeout procedures
• Case study: Project Closeout
Project Planning
• Project leadership
• Team leadership concepts
• Case study: Team Charter
• Project scope definition
• Project Scope Statement
• Case study Scope Statement
• Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
• Case study: Work Breakdown Structures
• Project cost estimating
• Defining project resources
• Case study Project Cost Estimate & Resource Requirements
• Project schedule concepts
• Case study: Project Schedule
• Project procedures
• Procurement management
• Case study: Make or Buy?
• Risk management
• Case study: Risk Management
• Change management
• Quality management
• Communication management
• Case study: Project Procedures
Knowledge Areas • Scope 

• Time

• Cost

• Quality

• Risk

• Contract/Procurement

• Human Resources

• Communications

• Integration

• Stakeholder management


Competence Assessment
• Technical Competence – techniques of project management
• Behavioural Competence – professional behaviour of project management personnel
• Contextual Competence – the relations with the project context


Course Outcome

The outcomes from this course, subject to meeting all requirements will be an academic qualification and a professional body qualification:

  • The academic qualification is the Certified Diploma in Project Management which is a professional diploma from the Institute of Project Management.
  • Special Purpose Award at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • The professional body qualification is the IPMA (International Project Management Association) Level D® accreditation – Certified Project Management Associate – which is recognised in 66 countries. No other project management course in Ireland does this (we are the sole providers in Ireland for IPMA® Certification).