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Introduction to Principles of Project Management

Course Details

Run by: Human Resources
For Whom: All Staff
Dates: Monday, April 19, 2021 to Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Location: Online
Time: 09.00 - 13.00
Presenter: Mike Lane
Cost: €90 cc transfer
Duration: 2 Half Day Morning Sessions

Course Overview

This workshop will provide a broad overview of the predictive project management lifecycle  of starting, planning, monitoring execution and closing projects. There will be an additional overview section on adaptive project management but this is an extra that we are most likely not going to get time to cover other than to expose delegates to this emerging approach.

This workshop will be split between two morning sessions.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

Objective: Delegates are introduced to the fundamentals of Project Management. The objective is to provide delegates with an appreciation for how the project management paradigm can focus work. It is intended that insights gained from this course will enable learners to understand generally accepted project management practices and be able to determine where they need to pursue deeper knowledge in order to become more effective in performing project work.

Audience: All stakeholders engaged in projects. Team members gain insights on how project management provides structure and consistent mechanisms to integrate the various activities required to deliver a result.  Aspiring project managers are introduced to ANSI standard worldwide project management practices from the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). Senior management may use this course to appreciate how project management structures support effective governance and alignment of strategic goals to tactical initiatives (or projects!).

Duration: 1 day (Online delivery involves two consecutive mornings)

Format: Lecture based with concept reinforcement exercises and discussions.

Benefits: This course promotes an awareness of project management and how certain core practices may be applied to projects in all application areas. Delegates will gain insights into project governance, planning, execution and control.

Learning Objectives: After taking this course, the learner will be able to:

□ identify and classify project characteristics

□ understand project governance and reasons that projects succeed (and fail)

□ commence projects using the chartering technique

□ establish project SCOPE

□ appreciate the need to manage schedules, cost (effort), risk and stakeholders

□ describe appropriate techniques for controlling project performance

□ define how projects are closed successfully

Course Content: The following topics will be covered

Module 1: - Nature of projects - definitions, characteristics, constraints

Module 2: - Understanding the role of project governance and structure

Module 3: - Project initiation

Module 4: - Planning- task definition, scheduling and budgeting

Module 5: - Working to the integrated project plan baseline

Module 6: - Controlling project progress

Module 7: - Managing project close-out


To book a place, please email Please send your request accompanied by your line Manager’s/Head of Department’s approval to clearly stating your department’s cost centre details

Cancellation Policy


If you are unable to attend we would ask that you give us 48 hours’ notice.

Failure to do so will result in a €75 cost code fine.