How Project Management Can Benefit You & Your Organisation

Friday, March 6th

Webinar starts at 11am / Duration: 1 hour

Presented by Seamus Collins, Velopi Founder, CEO & Senior Trainer


This one-hour introduction to project management will start with the basics and define what a project is and what project management is. We will present some very public project failures and tease out the reasons for these. Once everyone is convinced that project failures are not good for anyone, we will explain how project management helps organisations to avoid disasters like those already presented.

For whom is this webinar suitable?
Whether you work in project teams, manage individual projects or commission vast portfolios of work, this overview will be of interest to you.

No pre-requisite knowledge is assumed.

Learning Outcomes / At the end of this overview, the attendee will be able to:

  • Identify what a project is and is not
  • Assess project failures and appreciate which project management area was not employed effectively
  • Define what project management is and how it differs from operational management
  • Recognise the consequences of the Triple Constraint
  • Identify the knowledge areas making up project management
  • Distinguish between the different project lifecycle phases

Webinar Content

  • What is a project?
  • Why projects go wrong
    • Real-life case studies
  • What is project management?
    • How does it differ from operational management?
  • Key concepts of project management
    • The Triple Constraint
    • The ten knowledge areas
    • The project lifecycle

Project management is an overhead, but is it a necessary one? According to the Project Management Institute, for every US$1bn spent on projects worldwide, some US$122m is wasted. However, organisations that employ effective project management are seeing 71% of their projects achieving their original goals, versus 52% in places where project management is not a priority. So project management definitely contributes to higher project success rates.

Presented by Seamus Collins, Velopi

Closer to the date we will send you a link to Zoom that you can access via your smart phone or computer. Full instructions will be provided then, but you will need a headset and good broadband internet connection.

Seamus Collins, Velopi Founder, CEO & Senior Trainer

PMI PMP Training from Velopi Seamus Collins

Seamus is an Electrical and Electronic Engineering honours graduate of University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. He has worked globally in a variety of roles over the past 18 years. These roles ranged from technical positions in key customer deployments to senior management positions, managing geographically dispersed teams. He has successfully completed assignments in China, Argentina, Israel, Malaysia, the UK and the USA, and has worked with many top companies worldwide.

Seamus has successfully led projects involving virtual teams from both low and high cost centres across multiple cultures and time-zones. He holds PMP®, PMI-SP® and PgMP® accreditation from the Project Management Institute and also an NUI qualification in Training and Continuing Education. Seamus has broad experience in training, mentoring and coaching of Project Managers in organisations from SME’s right through to giant multinationals.

Seamus founded Velopi in Cork in 2007 and now leads a company delivering the highest quality project management trainining available in multiple locations throughout Ireland and at our clients’ other offices in the U.K., U.S., France, Switzerland and South East Asia.