Diploma in Project Management – Level 7 – Online

Duration: 10 weeks – Tuesdays from 6pm to 9pm online – October 10th to December 12th 2023

Course Details:

This highly practical Diploma offers participants the opportunity to gain a project management qualification from Ireland’s first Technological
University. The Diploma is aligned to internationally recognised best practices in the discipline of project, programme and portfolio
management. Participants will develop the essential knowledge, skills and competencies required for successful project outcomes.
The Diploma is structured around real-world project management challenges and internationally recognised best practices, including
the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), PRINCE2® and Agile Project Management.
The skills and techniques taught on this program are relevant to all sectors of business and government including professional services, construction, engineering, technology and life sciences.
Students also learn how to utilise Microsoft Planner & Project in the planning, execution and monitoring and controlling of projects.


Module 1: Frameworks & Methodologies

• Current trends & recognised
Best Practices
• The Role of the Project
• The art & science of PM
• Agile
• Hybrid approaches
• Remote Teams

Module 2: Project Planning & Controls:

• Work Breakdown Structure
• Gantt Charts
• Critical Path Analysis
• Tracking Planned versus Actual
• Resources & Costs
• Dashboards & Reports
• Custom Fields

Module 3: Programme & Portfolio Management

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

All sessions are recorded and shared with students.

Module Assessment
Frameworks & Methodologies 
Individual Assignment 1: Case Study Development.
Individual Assignment 2: Develop Reflective Project
Management Handbook.

Project Management Information Systems
Individual Assignment: Practical PMIS simulation requiring
students to develop a resource driven Critical Path, with
relevant reports and dashboards tracking planned versus actual
Programme & Portfolio Management
Group Assignment: Case Study analysis.
Individual Assignment: Presentation on Reflective Key

About the Trainer John McGrath:

John is a trusted project management advisor to some of the largest organisations in the world.

His track record over the last 20 years includes over 250 global companies, government agencies, state enterprises, Engineers Ireland, the United Nations, the London and Rio Paralympics and the World Bank.
John’s passion is in building project management competency within organisations.
John is the Course Director for the MSc in Project Management at TU Dublin.

Previously John lectured in Project Management at NUIM, TCD, UCD, Smufit Business School and Brunel University.
John has also served as the Events Director for the Irish Chapter of PMI, Irish Ambassador and Global Life Science Lead for the Agile Business Consortium.
John is the founder and Editor of the PMO Roadshow, Ireland’s only Project Management Magazine.
He has published papers in academic and industry journals and has presented at over 100 international project management conferences

Book your place today:  Daria Choromanska [email protected]  or Phone: 086 014 4853

Eligibility: CitA Skillnet Training Network is open to Private Companies and Sole Traders in the Construction Sector and registered in the Republic of Ireland.

For training dates and details please see our Course Schedule


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