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CPD Diploma in Project Management

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CPD Diploma in Project Management

Duration: 10 days

Level: TU Dublin CPD Level 7 NFQ (15 ECTS)

Accredited by: Technological University Dublin

  • Online
  • 10 days
  • Tue 11 Oct 2022 | 18:00 - 21:00
  • Tue 18 Oct 2022 | 18:00 - 21:00
  • Tue 25 Oct 2022 | 18:00 - 21:00
  • Tue 1 Nov 2022 | 18:00 - 21:00
  • Tue 8 Nov 2022 | 18:00 - 21:00
  • Tue 15 Nov 2022 | 18:00 - 21:00
  • Tue 22 Nov 2022 | 18:00 - 21:00
  • Tue 29 Nov 2022 | 18:00 - 21:00
  • Tue 6 Dec 2022 | 18:00 - 21:00
  • Tue 13 Dec 2022 | 18:00 - 21:00


This Diploma is aligned to recognised best-practice in the discipline of project, programme and portfolio management. Participants will develop the essential knowledge, skills and competencies required for successful project management.

At the end of the programme participants will:

  • Understand differences between a project management framework and methodology and be able to develop an appropriate methodology tailored to a unique project environment.
  • Be able to articulate the role of project and programme management as a vehicle to execute strategy, drive change and foster innovation within an organisation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ten knowledge areas of project management as identified in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Know how to apply and tailor PRINCE2 key concepts to a unique project environment
  • Build a resource driven project schedule, track planned versus actual and report, cost, schedule and scope variance.
  • Articulate the use of Agile approaches in a variety of industries where a more adaptive project management approach is required to cope with a high level of uncertainty

This programme is for:

Anyone involved in projects, whether as a project manager, team member, scheduler or sponsor. The skills and techniques taught on this program are relevant to all sectors of business and government including professional services, engineering, technology and life sciences



There are a number of activities and case studies used throughout the programme which ensures that all of the learning is applied in a real way. The programme Director encourages group discussion and involvement throughout each session, ensuring opportunities for questions and real issues are discussed at all times. 

Programme Schedule

Module 1- Frameworks & Methodologies

  • Current trends & recognised Best Practices
  • The Role of the Project Manager
  • The art & science of PM
  • Projects, programmes and portfolios
  • Project risk and uncertainty
  • Agile Project Management
  • The Role of the PMO
  • Hybrid Approaches
  • Remote Teams

Module 2- Project Management Information Systems

  • Build a logical schedule model
  • Create and maintain calendars
  • Manage resource allocation
  • Assign resource cost and fixed cost
  • Update actual progress
  • Compare progress against a baseline
  • Resolve potential schedule problems
  • Display critical path information

Module 3- Programme & Portfolio Management

  • Strategic Project Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Capacity and Capability
  • Risk & Contingency
  • Earned Value Management
  • Project Complexity
  • Project Management Maturity
  • Determining Project Value
  • Project Failure

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Programme Director

John McGrath

John has over 20 years as a trusted advisor with many of the largest organisations in the world including over 250 global companies, government agencies, state enterprises, Engineers Ireland, the United Nations, the London and Rio Paralympics and the World Bank.

He designs and delivers the Diploma in Project Management for IbecAcademy, and has a wealth of training experience including Project Sponsorship, OPM3, PM Maturity Assessment Models, Megaprojects, Troubled Projects, Forensic and Dynamic Scheduling, Stakeholder Engagement, Project Analytics, PMP, PMBOKand Agile.


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