Project Management

Project management is the ability to clearly define project or programme goals, purpose, and criteria for success. The project manager builds a detailed project plan and carefully monitors progress against it ensuring roles and responsibilities are defined to deliver against agreed milestones.

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Who should attend? This course is aimed at all staff members involved in projects.

Description: The aim of this full day event is to give participants the necessary skills to understand what project management is.  It is based on the Project management modules from the Diploma in Advanced Management Practice which is run in the Smurfit Business School.

The fundamentals of Project Management will be presented to the group: lifecycle, project management continuum: (traditional- agile), setting project objectives, scoping a project, scheduling projects, project control, overview of project management tools and understanding the triple constraints of project management.

At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to understand different aspects of project management and have a toolbox at their disposal to use in solving project challenges.

Course Notes: To gain the maximum benefit from the course each learner will be asked to consider an upcoming project or one they have been involved in previously that they can use as a point of reference.

Scheduling Notes:  Full day workshop - including 2 x 30-minute breaks and an hour for lunch

Places: 16


For details of upcoming events or to book your place on available courses, please visit the HR - Professional Development booking centre  If your chosen course is fully booked or no longer available, you can access the UCD LinkedIn learning portal via your UCD Connect login where you will find a range of eLearning courses. The 2021/22 training course catalogue will be launched and available to book from the start of the next Academic Year

If you have any further queries on this programme, please contact or call ext 4919.

This QQI (formerly FETAC) Project Management Certificate course (Level 6) is a 4-day course* and has been designed to give participants a solid introduction to the skills that are required to work effectively in managing and overseeing projects in the workplace.

The course focuses on exploring the fundamental principles of successful project management and incorporates a number of easy to apply, effective tools and techniques that will allow participants to become more confident and competent in managing a project. All core Project Management skills are covered including planning, managing and closing projects, risk management, resource and scope planning, quality control and leadership techniques.

The course is highly interactive and utilises real life insights and practical everyday workplace examples. It is aimed at new, recently appointed, or those who are intending to become project managers.

This 4-day course contributes to the learning and education hours you need to apply to sit the Project Management Institute (PMI) CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification exam. PMI Certification is globally recognised as a gold standard in PM industry certification.

Please note there is a sizeable amount of work in this course which will take significant time and effort with participants required to undertake pre and post course work and complete and submit two comprehensive assignments. As a result, this course should only be undertaken by those in roles where these learnings can be applied to projects immediately or in the near future. In addition, all participants must be available to attend all four days.

*At present this course will be delivered in an online format. If there is an option to have a face to face session in 2021, we will consider this. However, if any attendees still wish to attend online then this will be accommodated for.

Application Process

If you are interested in taking part in this course, please complete the Expressions of Interest Form signed by your Head of School/ Unit and return to by 12pm Friday 8th January 2021.

Evaluation of applications will be based on the content of the personal statement, the relevance of the course to the applicant’s role, the alignment with P4G objectives and management approval.



Learning Path: Becoming a Project Manager

Collection: Project Management and Managing Stakeholders

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