Course Description

Project Management in Practice

Project management skills have never been more in demand. There is a clear need for a shift in the public service to a project management approach to effectively deliver on business plans. Properly implemented, the project management approach ensures understanding, focus, confidence, oversight and success.

This two-day project management in practice training programme is designed to enable you to apply your learning immediately, in a flexible, non-prescriptive manner that takes account of the practicalities of working in the public service. The course is aimed at those who need to develop a better understanding of the critical tools and techniques of project management that help focus your planning, minimises risk and speeds delivery. It will be of benefit to anyone involved directly in project work Рwhether in a small group effort or a significant undertaking, those who work with project teams but who are not part of them and who wish to be more effective through a better understanding of the language of project management, and new project managers.

Learning Objectives

This introductory Project Management course objectives are to

  • give you practical experience of key project management tools and techniques.
  • introduce a project management approach that is structured yet flexible.

At the end of the training course you will:

  • be able to describe a standard project life-cycle and project constraints.
  • be able to adapt a set of standard templates and more for use with your own project.
  • have a draft set of project documentation that you can use as the basis for your project planning on your return to work

The course is led by an experienced project manager and trainer and will use a variety of approaches during the class including presentations, discussion groups, and group exercises.


The Project Management in Practice course will cover the following areas:

  • Introduction to Project Management: in which you will learn about the organisational context for projects and core project management principles.
  • Initiating your Project: in which you will learn about the critical activities in starting up the project, engaging with stakeholders and securing approval.
  • Defining your Project: in which you will learn how to define and structure project work and create schedules to enable effective management of the project.
  • Managing your Project: in which you will learn how to monitor and control project work and be aware of the problems and issues that can often derail projects.
  • Closing your Project: in which you will learn about the important common closing activities that are often overlooked by project teams.


This is a two-day course. It will be delivered in person at the IPA and facilitated by a subject matter expert.

Scheduled Dates

  • 9-10 March 2023
  • 11-12 May 2023
  • 14-15 September 2023
  • 9-10 November 2023
Training ProviderInstitute of Public Administration
Course LocationBallsbridge, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 4
Course CategoryProject Management, Planning & Strategy
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course Start Date9th March 2023
Course End Date10th March 2023
Course DurationTwo Day Online Course
Course Time9:30 am - 5:00 pm on scheduled dates.
Course Fee750.00
Carear PathProject Management, Programme Management
Phone01 240 3666
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Institute of Public Administration

57-61 Lansdowne Road,, Ballsbridge, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D04 TC62

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