Introduction to Project Management – 1 Day

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DATES: Wednesday, 2nd November

TIME:  9am –  – 5pm

COST: €200 member; €250 non member (per person) Skillnets funding applied

LOCATION: Absolute Hotel Limerick

Programme Overview

Assuming no prior knowledge of project management, this course is ideal for newcomers to the area.

  • You will be provided with an overview of the project lifecycle.
  • You will become familiar with the terminology needed to understand project managers and stakeholders.
  • It will equip you with the tools to start Project Managing small projects.
  • Using a case study, you will identify project stakeholders, develop a project Scope Statement and Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Then using estimation and scheduling best practices, you will develop a timeline for your project.

Programme Objectives

  • Identify and define the key project phases
  • Master fundamental project management skills, concepts, tools and techniques
  • Identify project stakeholders and map project deliverables to their needs
  • Define and develop the project scope statement and Work Breakdown Structure
  • Estimate project resources and durations
  • Recognize when to use different estimation techniques and how to leverage existing data
  • Be able to schedule project tasks and develop a project schedule
  • Compress the schedule to meet stakeholders needs
  • Identify the risks associated with scope and schedule

Programme Content

• Introduction to Project Management fundamentals

• The need for Project Management

• Project Life Cycle

• Project Management Knowledge Areas

• Understanding why projects fail

• Defining project success

• Project Initiation

• Project Sponsor

• Identifying stakeholders and their needs

• Project Planning

• Scope Statement

• Work Breakdown Structure

• Estimation of Resources and Durations

• Developing timelines and schedules

• Review

This is very much an introductory course and, as such, is ideal for someone new to project management. Typically attendees will have experience working in projects, but are only now at the stage of their careers where they need to manage and control them. It is also very suitable for project team members.

Training Company Name and Website

The training is delivered by Seamus Collins or John Farrell

Seamus Collins

  •  18 years global industry experience in Project Management
  • NUI Degree in Electrical Eng from UCC – 1995
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute
  • Scheduling Professional (PMP-SP) certification from the Project Management Institute
  • Diploma in Project Management from UCC
  • IPMA certified
  • Certificate in Education and continuing Education

John Farrell

  •  26 years global industry experience in Project Management
  • Business graduate of Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute
  • Agile Scrum Master and Agile Product Owner Certification
  • Train the Trainer Certificate



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