This course is designed to provide students with practical instruction in project management. It presents an integrated view of the concepts, skills, tools and techniques involved in the management of projects. Participants will focus on the phases of project management: Initiating, Planning, Execution, Controlling and Closing. They will also focus on the topics of Project Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Human Resources, Quality, Risk and Procurement. Each lecture will have a section on Project Management theory; a group discussion of the theory and its application in different industriesas well as assignment preparation.
Course Start Date
Thursday, 6th February 2014
Every Thursday evening from 6:30pm-9:30pm for 12 weeks.
The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)
Full Time: n/a
Part Time: €895 (Payment plan options plans- Please call 01 672 5058 for details)
The content will deliver an understanding of the relevance and importance of finding the right solution for a project. The nine knowledge areas, including standard terms and techniques will becovered. The relevance and importance of using the appropriate delivery techniques for any given project will be emphasised.
- Introduction and Components
- Project Management Baseline Definitions
- Solution Quality – Using Innovative Techniques to improve
- Solution Value
- Speed of Implementation Using Theory of Constraints
- Critical Chain
- PMI And PMBOK
- Standard Project Management Language
- Nine Areas
What We Offer
The assessment strategy is based on the performance of each participant in three assignments. These will focus on a project chosen by the participant and, therefore, familiar to them. The project can be a current project or one which has been recently concluded in which the participant either lead or took part. Each assignment will build on previous material.
This course is suitable for anyone who wants to increase their ability to function effectively on a project team or as a project manager. It would ideally suit people coming from a non-technical background with small to moderate size projects to tackle in the workplace. This course will also improve the student's capacity to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Frequently in this complex world, it is true that neither the best solution nor the best implementation path are clear or available. The role of a project manager is to negotiate these twin perils and so bring home a successful outcome for the business. This programme will introduce you to the basic principles of modern project management, the project planning processes and relevant knowledge areas.