Project Management Essentials

Start date: 25 November 2019

Duration: 2 Days

Location: Intel, Shannon

Certificate: N/A

Cost: Members € 250, Non-Members €375

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

This course will be held again in early 2020 in Dublin. Please use email link below to register interest in course places or to be notified once dates are confirmed.

This course provides you with a foundation in Professional Project Management principles. Based on the Project Management Institute’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, you will be taken through the entire project lifecycle and will be introduced to the knowledge areas needed to manage any project effectively. Using a case study, you will complete the necessary steps to comprehensively plan a project scope and schedule. You will learn how to identify and manage risks and how to manage stakeholder expectations via communication. On completion, you will be familiar with key project management terminology and have the tools and techniques required to start managing your own projects.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:
• Define, plan, execute, control and close basic projects
• Identify and define the key project phases.
• Learn essential project management skills, concepts, tools and techniques.
• Identify project stakeholders and map project deliverables to their needs.
• Define and develop the project scope statement and Work Breakdown Structure.
• Estimate project resources and durations.
• Be able to schedule project tasks and develop a project schedule.
• Manage the execution of the project and provide status reports to stakeholders.
• Manage and Control any changes required or requested.
• Successfully close out a project.
• Determine what lessons can be learned.

Who is the course for?

This course is for individuals who wish to strengthen their project management skills. It is especially suitable for people new to Project Management or project Team Members who need to interact more efficiently with the Project Manager and Project Stakeholders.


Day 1
• Introduction to Project Management fundamentals
• Project Initiation:
– Project Charter
– Identifying stakeholders and their needs
• Project Planning:
– Scope Statement
– Work Breakdown Structure
Day 2
– Estimation of Resources and Durations
– Developing timelines and schedules
– Plan Communications
– Risk Management

• Project Execution
• Project Monitor & Control:
– Change Control
– Status Reporting

• Project Closing
• Review

Trainer Profile

John Farrell is a full-time trainer & consultant with Velopi and has delivered multiple delivery programs in the last 6 years with excellent feedback.

He has 26 years global industry experience in Project Management and is a Business graduate of Athlone Institute of Technology.
John has Project Management Professional (PMP) ® certification from the Project Management Institute, is an Agile Scrum Master, has achieved Agile Product Owner Certification  and has a Train the Trainer Certificate.

Contact Gerry Byrne at for full details