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Diploma in Project Management with Communications Module (Evening Course -2 EVENINGS A WEEK, 12 WEEKS)

start date: 17 September 2024

Delivered interactively by Ireland’s leading Project Management Professionals, Fitzwilliam Institute's Diploma in Project Management course takes places in Dublin City Centre, twice a week for 12 weeks, and features:

  • Over 3 months of intensive high-level corporate training with interactive modules covering all aspects of project management: Project Initiation, Project Identification, Building the Project Management Team, Project Management Leadership, Project Management Planning and Organisation Process, Project Management Negotiation Skills, Project Management Conflict Resolution, Project Management Quality Management, Risk Management Strategy, Risk Management Strategy, Project Management Scoping and Time Management, Project Management Execution, Project Management Evaluation, Project Management Communication Skills, ProjectLibre Open Source Project Management Software, Overview of the ProjectLibre Environment, Setting up and Managing a Project, etc. In addition, this course includes in-depth Communications Modules.
  • Practical skills training delivery from leading industry professionals. All of Fitzwilliam Institute’s project management trainers are top industry professionals with many years of successful project management experience across a broad range of industries. Fitzwilliam Institute’s cutting edge program in project management contains the core and vital project management industry key skillset and, on completion, all of our students are industry-ready.
  • Real life project management briefs. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Project Management course offers practical and specific project management skills that can be applied in real world situations - "The Apprentice" style. You will gain exposure to invaluable project management toolkits and prepare a real life project management brief, enabling you to develop your project management portfolio. The course project is aimed at providing you with the confidence and ability to take on and create project management strategies for any organisation. A combination of case studies, interactive group sessions, presentations, and questions and answers allows you to gain transferrable skills and invaluable experience, in real-life situations, which will prepare you for a successful future in the industry.
  • Project management jobs, networking and volunteer opportunities. Benefiting from over 30 years of industry experience, we are extremely well placed within the project management industry. Employers are always looking for Fitzwilliam Institute’s students and alumni. Fitzwilliam Institute’s website features a comprehensive jobs and volunteer opportunities section.


start date: 17 September 2024

The Role of the Project Manager

Project Delivery to Specific Timelines; Effective Communication Mechanism Implementation and Management; Introducing Key Planning Mechanisms; Budget Determination; Initiating Precise Quality Control Procedures; Undertaking a full Risk Assessment; Managing Change; Achieving Project Goals; Selection of the successful Project Team; The Project Manager as an effective Leader; Managing Conflict and Resolution; Managing the Project Process Integration.

Project Initiation

Factors involved in Project Management Initiation Process; Planning at Initiation stage for successful Project outcome; Typical Project Management Life Cycle; Determining Size, Duration and Framework for the Project; Formulating the Project Organisation structure.

Project Identification

Project Management Project types ; Project Identification Process; Administrative Project Management; Construction Project Management; Planning and Design Project Management; Equipment and Systems Installation Project Management; Event Projects; Maintenance of Process Project Management; New Product Development Project Management; Research Project Management; Computer Software Development Project Management. Impact of Project Management Common Variables.

Building the Project Management Team

Project Identification Criteria for successful Team selection; Managing Virtual Teams situations; Team Training and Motivation; Communicating Problem Solving and Decision Making Techniques; Team Facilitation; Successful Team Building Techniques; Working with differing Cultures within the team; Establishing and Assigning Specific Measurable Roles to the Team.

Project Management Leadership

The Importance of The Leadership Role in Project Management; Leadership Communications; Getting and Giving Information; Understanding Group Needs and Characteristics; Knowing and Understanding Group Resources; Controlling the Group; Counselling; Setting the Example; Representing the Group; Problem-Solving; Evaluation; Contextual Leadership; Sharing Leadership; The Project Leader as a Manager of Learning.

Project Management Planning and Organisation Process

Initial Project Coordination; Planning Systems Integration; Planning the Work Breakdown Structure; Assigning Linear Responsibility Charts; Pure Project Organisation; Working with differing Organisational structures; The Organisational Matrix; Project Planning Control Systems; Developing a Crisis Plan.

Project Management Negotiation Skills

Negotiation Skills Overview; Pre Negotiation Elements; Information and Leverage Evaluation; Identifying the Type of Negotiation: Negotiation Analysis; Establishing Rapport; Clarifying Goals V Expectations; Setting the Negotiation Budget; Formulating the Plan; Negotiation Logistics; Opening Stance; Tactics; Concessions; Resolutions; Negotiation Closure, Documentation and Follow through.

Project Management Conflict Resolution

Stress Management Techniques; Conflict Resolution Overview; Identifying Opponents or Partners Approach; Adopting a Win /Win Scenario; Responding Creatively; Steps involved in Active listening; Levels of Assertiveness; Appropriate Response to Resistance; Managing Emotive Situations; Mapping Conflict; Mediation and Negotiation.

Project Management Quality Management

The Quality Control Planning Sequence; Outlining and Implementing Effective Quality Assurance Procedures; Mechanisms for Quality Management Reporting and Feedback; Managing Project Quality; The three Quality Management Processes; How Quality Management fits into the Project Life Cycle; The Evolution of Quality Systems thinking; The Cost of Quality Implementation; Prioritizing Project Quality Requirements; Project Quality Standards; SMART Quality Standards; Benchmarking; Quality Assurance Inputs and Tools and Techniques; Investigating QA Capabilities; Quality path vs. Critical Path; Quality audits; QA and change control.

Risk Management Strategy

Identification of potential Risks; Developing The Risk Management Plan; Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis; Creating and Effective Risk Response Plan; Monitoring and Control of Risks

Project Management Budgeting and Finance

Project Management Cost Estimating; Budgeting and Control Project Finance; Project Management Procurement Process; Purchase and Acquisitions Planning; Initiation and Control of external Contracts and Contractors; Selection of Vendors; Contract Closure and Administration.

Project Management Scoping and Time Management

Project Management Scoping Overview; Utilising the Work Breakdown Structure; Developing The Project Scope Statement; Project Management Scope Planning; Defining the Project Scope; Verifying Project Scope; Implementing Scope Control; Time Management Activity Definition; Effective Activity Sequencing; Managing Efficient Activity Resource and Duration Estimation; Schedule Control; Developing the Schedule in line with Project Timelines.

Project Management Execution

Managing the Team; Managing the Stakeholders; Project Status; Reporting Progress; Communications Register; Maintain Project Records; Change Management; Managing a Risk Issues Log; Focussing on Status Reports; Utilising the Project Diary; Crisis Management; Time Management Process; Cost Management Monitoring; Expenses Register; Acceptance Management Process; Procurement Register Maintenance; Execution Phase Review.

Project Management Evaluation

Post Project Review; Project Objectives v Project Outcomes; Benefits to the Organisation and Investment Return of the Project; Collation and Collection of Project Records; Evaluation of Performance; Review of contractors Performance; Team Review; Recommendations for future Utilisation.

Project Management Communication Skills

Effective Communications Planning; Distribution of Information; Communications Reporting Structures; Optimisation of Performance Reporting; Dealing with Stakeholders.

ProjectLibre Open Source Project Management Software

ProjectLibre is a free open source project management software application. It is designed to manage small to medium sized projects and contains all the tools necessary to manage various types of projects including extensive reporting facilities. ProjectLibre is also compatible with Microsoft Project making transfer of projects easy and straightforward.

Overview of the ProjectLibre Environment

Introduction to ProjectLibre; Downloading & Installing the Application. The ProjectLibre screen environment: Gantt Charts, Using Network Diagrams, the Resources View, the Work Breakdown Structure Chart, the Resources Breakdown Structure Chart, the Reports Screen, the Task Usage Detail Screen, the Resource Usage Detail Screen, the Histogram Screen.

Setting up and Managing a Project

Setting up a New Project; Creating Sub Tasks, Setting Task Durations, Setting Task Dependencies, Modifying a Task, Adding Notes to a Task, Adding Resources to your Project. Work and Material Resource Types, Assigning & Modifying a Resource, Assigning Costs to a Resource, Adding Notes to a Resource. Inserting Milestones in a Project; Tracking your Project using Baselines, Creating Project Reports. Common Project Management Terms, Resources and References.

Presentation Skills

Preparation and Research; Speech Content; Subject Matter and Objectives; Speech Delivery and Variety; Body Language, Eye Contact, etc.; Presentation Aids e.g Visuals, etc.; Management of Locations and Audiences; Presentation Structure.


start date: 17 September 2024
start date: 17 September 2024

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Professional Diploma qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management).

The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised by leading industries, bodies and professions.

start date: 17 September 2024
next start date: 17th September 2024 (Tuesday)

Duration: 2 evenings a week for 12 weeks (Tuesday and Thursday)

Time: 6:30pm – 9pm

Venue: Dublin City Centre

Course Fees: €1,495.00

To secure your place on the course a deposit of €296.00 is required. The remainder of the course fee €1,199.00 is due 30 days prior to the commencement of the course. All fees must be paid before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.

Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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start date: 17 September 2024

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