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Practical Project Management

Practical Project Management


This interactive and practical two day training workshop is designed for ISME. The training objectives are to facilitate delegates to adopt a common approach, language and methodology to manage projects. Using selected methodologies based on the Project Management Institute PMI® framework, delegates will learn how to apply best practice tools and techniques to their own projects. Delegates will work in groups on a few projects which are meaningful to them. It is recommended that they select projects which they have worked on in the recent past or are currently working on so they can apply the learning to their own experience. This will enable them to identify gaps in their existing processes and to work as a team.

Course Content

Day 1

Morning: – Setting up the Project Initiation Structure

Module 1: Framework

  • The Project Management Framework (Project Management Institute PMI®)
  • Discuss and select group case projects to apply the learning to

Module 2: Initiating

  • The Project Charter and the Project Sponsor
  • Identifying and classifying your project stakeholders
  • Gathering project requirements from stakeholders
  • Populating your Stakeholder Management Plan

Afternoon: – Planning Project Requirements, Scope, Quality and Procurement

Module 3: Using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for your project

  • Using a Scope Statement for your project
  • Writing SMART quality objectives, avoiding Scope Creep and managing project changes.
  • Managing Procurement in Projects

Day 2

Morning: – Planning Schedule and Cost

Module 4: Scheduling

  • The scheduling process
  • Identifying resources for the scope requirements identified in module 3
  • Creating a GANTT Chart showing project time lines and resources

Module 5: Cost Management & Project Plan Approval

  • Estimating costs
  • Preparing a project budget
  • Controlling a budget
  • Importance of getting signing off of plans by Sponsor and key stakeholders

Afternoon: – Managing People, Monitoring & Closing

Module 7: Managing Project Teams

  • Team and People Management in Projects
  • Team Development
  • Leadership Styles
  • Team Ground Rules
  • Managing meetings
  • Giving constructive feedback

Module 8: Monitoring and Controlling

  • Monitoring actual project performance versus plan
  • Milestone Time and Cost Status reports

Module 9: Closing and Wrap Up

  • Essential steps to close a project effectively
  • Wrap up, key learning, next steps


Tutor led active learning workshop where participants will apply the knowledge and tools to their own projects through discussion and group exercises. All course material and templates are provided.

Timings are indicative and will be managed by the Trainer to suit the dynamics of the group. Recaps, wrap ups and exercises are built in.

Target Audience

This course is ideal for anyone who wants to build a strong foundation in project management skills, particularly those with new project responsibilities.

Dates and Venues

  • 14th and 15th of November 2018. 9:30am – 5:00pm, Dublin


Two day course: €395 ISME Members, €495 Non Members

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