Core Concepts of Project Management

  • Event: Core Concepts of Project Management
  • Date: 15/02/2017 - 16/02/2017
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Venue: The Inn at Dromoland Hotel, Newmarket on Fergus, Clare,
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Introduction:  Many projects are managed and performed in an inconsistent ad-hoc fashion. Having awareness and understanding of standard generally accepted project management practices enables managers to establish consistent structured techniques that promote successful project performance.  A focus is placed on understanding project management concepts and how they support this  structured approach to performing work. The entire course content is compliant with the ANSI standard “Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, fifth edition, (PMBOK®)” of the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Objective: Delegates are introduced to the fundamentals of Project Management. The objective is to provide delegates with an understanding of how the project management approach supports a team to focus on achieving the required results. 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: This course is  intended for  individuals who currently  work  on  projects or are  occasionally assigned to work as project team members in any business work areas. Anybody who is currently in a project management role or aspires to this position and has not received formal training will also benefit from this course as they will be introduced to ANSI standard worldwide project management practices from the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).

Duration: 2 days

Format: Workshop format that supports presentations of project techniques with discussions and a case study that runs through the two days. This case study enables everybody to participate in a practical exercise that will reinforce core project management techniques to launch, plan, report, monitor and complete a project

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.

This 2-day seminar exposes delegates to the most current generally accepted practices of project management. This enables learners to:

  • Appreciate the fundamentals of project management including the ability to initiate, plan and execute basic controls for a project
  • Understand each of the project plans
  • Develop a project charter and effectively gather project requirements
  • Engage effectively with stakeholders through communication planning
  • Identify risks and reflect on strategies that may be applied to proactively reduce the impact of risks to a project
  •  Report effectively on project progress and recognize the need for change and how to address changes consistently

Course Content: The following topics will be covered

Topic 1: – Nature of projects – definitions, characteristics, constraints

Topic 2: – Understanding the role of project governance and structure

Topic 3: – Project initiation

Topic 4: – Planning- task definition, scheduling and budgeting

Topic 5:  – Understanding the integrated project plan (risk , communications)

Topic 6: – Controlling project progress (quality)

Topic 7: – Managing project close-out


Michael Lane brings a combination of practical hands-on experience and academic reflection to the subject of project management. This puts him in a strong position to assess your management structures in order to identify and apply potential improvements.

In order to bridge his academic contributions and experience with practical industrial engagement, Mike also delivered over 100 executive training workshops to many organizations in the public and private sector. An array of multi-day executive training courses have been delivered in Ireland, UK, Sweden, UAE and Oman.  These have included exam-based courses (PMP, Fetac) as well as training in the application of general project management practices.


PhD – lean and agile project management (Univ. of Limerick)

MSc – project management using globally distributed teams (Univ. of Limerick)

Dip – foundation diploma in training and education (Nat’l Univ. of Galway)

MMII Grad. Dip. – degree equivalent (Marketing Institute of Ireland)

BSc – Computer systems (business) (University of Limerick)

PMP – Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute

This is a 2-Day Programme and spaces are limited.

Member Fee €340

Non Member Fee €380

Please book online

For more information contact Cillian Griffey email or call 061 360611

Training Cancellation Policy: Training courses which are cancelled over 7 days in advance of scheduled training date shall incur no cancellation fee. Training courses which are cancelled within 7 days of scheduled training date shall incur a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the cost. Registrants who fail to attend training will be charged 100% of the full fee.

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