Date and Time
Two day course: Tuesday 30 April and Wednesday 1 May
9.30am to 4.30pm
About the Course
In situations where staff are engaged in the design and delivery of services to the public, as was specifically pinpointed by the recent Taskforce report, Project Management is an area in which staff should be given specialist training. However, many project management training courses are pitched at too high a level and don’t teach the participants how to actually define crystal-clear requirements, determine a concise scope, or how to implement to meet customer needs.
This two-day course uses an interactive and dynamic training methodolgy, which mixes lectures, practical exercises and discussion of real-world examples. Delegates receive much more than just training – they take away with them a framework/methodology, which includes processes, documents, templates, checklists and best practice procedures. This methodology gives attendees a technique which, when implemented, will ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget.
- Best practice in project management
- Defining crystal-clear requirements
- Estimation and creating the perfect project plan
- Justifying a project
- Managing teams and leadership
- The best practice methodology to apply to any project
This course is suitable for public servants that are likely to be involved in managing projects at some stage in their careers.
There will be informal networking opportunities during breaks and the lunch provided where attendees can interact with other delegates in the public service.
This course is accredited by the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM). Attendees will receive an ICM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Training Award , including a single assignment to be completed after the taught aspect of the course has ended.
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Máire Kearns and Deirdre Fox have 21 years’ experience in management and implementation of major strategic projects.
In particular, they have extensive experience in implementing software solutions. They are co-authors of the highly-acclaimed book The No-Nonsense Project Handbook and are both FÁS-approved trainers. Máire and Deirdre are directors of Blue Sky Training & Consulting, a company that trains and advises multinational, private and public sector clients in project management and project implementation.
All of our open programmes can also be run on an in-house basis. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.