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Project Management Course

Project Management Course

This practical project management course is designed to help you, as an individual or as a staff member in your company, to develop your career and progress your project plan to conclusion. The practical project management course covers every area of effective project management. This project management course is for anyone who is currently working on or about to commence work on a project. The project management course material shall run concurrent with the production of the project plan. The course shall be an assignment based production of your project plan. Each section of project plan shall be explained within the course material, starting with project definition and ending with project closeout.
If you wish to take this course:

1. Complete and return Project Planning Course Application Form Please note that from time to time, special offers may apply to the prices for this course. PDF version  Project Planning Course Application Form (pdf)

2. Await reply for details of next course with available spaces.

3. Book place by completing one of the payment options oulined. Proceed to checkout if paying online.

Course Overview

Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Attendee objectives
  • Course outline
  • Project definitions
  • Project management processes
  • Sample project initiation
  • Project charter
  • Assignment

Lesson 2: Framework for success
  • BPPM success framework
  • Functional analysis system technique
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Triple constraints
  • Brainstorming 
  • Risk management 
  • Assignment
Lesson 3: Work package
  • Inputs/outputs
  • Product work breakdown structure
  • Project management information system
  • Sample project set-up
  • Assignment
Lesson 4: Time schedule
  • Dependencies
  • Lags and leads
  • Network diagrams
  • Activity duration estimating
  • Pert analysis
  • Critical path
  • Assignment
Lesson 5: Resources
  • Human resource management plan
  • Responsibility assignment matrix
  • Resource leveling
  • Procurement management
  • Assignment
Lesson 6: Cost
  • Cost management plan
  • Cost breakdown structure
  • Earned value method
  • Cost budgeting
  • Quad plot
  • Critical ratio
  • Assignment
Lesson 7: Facilitating processes
  • Communication management plan
  • Change management plan
  • Assignment
Lesson 8: Complete project plan
  • Project planning template
  • Referencing
  • Assignment

       Course Overview

Project Management Attraction

Here are the reasons that lead down the formal project management route. Hopefully, these insights will prove helpful to people awarded project management roles because of their expertise in other areas.

1. Projects fix things.

Projects affords the opportunity to fix things.  Projects are not unlike taking items apart and building them back up again. You have a product or service with a set of parts.  You would like to improve this product or service. In the first instance you must understand existing processes. Just like putting something back together again there are limited instructions on how to achieve success. However with projects you need to create a project plan to determine the, (a) what, (b) how, (c) who, and the (d) how much.

2. Projects force you to think outside the box.

Project managers have to deal with constant risk and uncertainty. A bit like a small child constantly asking that often difficult to answer “why” question PM's normally ask the “what if” question.  Projects often mirror real life scenarios. We don’t ever know what’s around the corner but we learn to adapt.

3. Projects bring the best out in people.

Working with people on project teams to achieve successful outcomes is one of the most rewarding aspects of roject management.

4. Projects yield measurable results.

The project’s outcomes are more than the successful completion of a building or installation of a process or technology. Projects by nature have predefined benefit.The production of visible results from a project can be very exciting. Benefits realisation is normally not immediate. Normally PMs would have moved to the next project prior to benefits realisation and often miss that “wow” moment of benefits realisation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Boyle Practical Project Management?

Who is the project management course for?

Are there any prerequisites?

What is covered in the project management course?

Does BPPM provide on-site services for companies?

Is the course accredited?

Why should I choose Boyle Payroll & Practical Project Management

You should choose BPPM as it is our mission to satisfy your requirements. If you cannot decide based on information contained on this website then feel free to make further enquiries.

Who is the project management course for?

The project management course is for persons:
* currently working or about to commence a project.
* wanting to develop project management planning skills.
* requiring a working knowledge of BPPM’s approach to project planning.
* Wishing to apply project management tools and techniques to any project within any industry.

Are there any prerequisites?

Each participant, as part of the course,  must have a project to complete. Participants enrolling in this course should be planning to lead a project or be part of a project team. A working knowledge of word and spreadsheet processing packages is desirable.

What is covered in the project management course?

* essential principles, tools and techniques of project management planning
* stakeholder analysis
* introduction to project management information systems
* BPPM planning framework for success
* managing risk
* procuring products and services
* budget/cost management
* project communication
* project reporting
* putting it all together

Does BPPM provide on-site services for companies?

Yes - our in-company programme can be tailored specifically to meet the needs of individual clients. In-company training is a convenient and cost effective training method designed to give the client flexibility in terms of specific areas of interest. However, this service is currently available only to Irish-based companies.

Is the course accredited?

The course is accredited by the company in which the project is to be implemented, upon successful completion of the course and dependant on project plan approval.

Course participants from a diverse range of  companies have had projects plans which they completed as part of the course implemented within their respective companies.

The practical course is designed to assist you with the completion of your project plan. The production of the project plan involves using the essential processes within project management. Your proof of completing the course is witnessed by BPPM. The project plan is aproved by a qualified person on behalf of the company in which the planis to be implemented.

The course assignments and project plan are examined thoroughly and are deliberately structured in building blocks to equip you with a strong set of business tools and techniques that will assist you with your current and future projects. The course assignments will demand that you learn the fundamental theory, know how to use the tools and techniques of project management and be in a position to apply them practically.he more work and effort you put in, the greater the reward and the greater satisfaction you will gain. The Accreditation Award is only made to candidates who complete the course and have their projects approved.


 Patricia Wilson Patricia Wilson --  The course took me through a step by step guide on how to create a project plan. The templates were helpful and by breaking the process  down made it easier to understand and learn".

 Award Ceremony 2014 1

Councillor Noel Larkin, Padraig Boyle, Mayor of Galway Cllr. Donal Lyons, 
Patricia Wilson and Galway Hurling Star Joe Connolly.

Cathal Curtis Cathal Curtis -- “I worked for several years in the Software industry and in smaller companies proper project planning is missing. I consider this course as essential to anyone being promoted to Project Manager. I also consider this an essential precursor to a formal project management course. I also consider this course as essential training even for those to work under a project manager so that they understand how to read a project plan and understand what goes into producing a project plan. It is very evident that Padraig has a wealth of PM knowledge and experience”.


 Award Ceremony 2014 2

 Councillor Noel Larkin,Padraig Boyle, Mayor of Galway Cllr. Donal Lyons,
Cathal Curtis, and Galway Hurling Star Joe Connolly.

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