Project Management Fundamentals Course

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  • Core Skills: This Project Management Fundamentals Course is all about building a strong foundation.
  • Versatility: The skills you’ll learn can be applied in different industries and business environments.
  • Choose Your Style: You can opt for either in-person classroom training, or live virtual training for this course.
  • Expert Trainers: This fundamentals course is delivered by experienced, certified project management trainers.
  • Certification Option: If you decide to progress to achieve QQI Certification, we have an easy-upgrade option.

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  • Locations: Dublin, Online, Onsite
  • Certification Option: QQI Level 6
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Practical project management skills are essential for everybody who interacts with projects in any way. This course is perfect for anyone who wants to gain a strong understanding of, and confidence with the fundamentals of project management. We cover the complete lifecycle of a project, from initiation and planning right through execution to closing a project. We also provide the option to progress to certification for those who wish to do so.

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The syllabus for this course was designed to equip participants with everything they need to hold a confident understanding of best practice project management principles. We focus on a practical style of learning, contributing to confidence in your ability to implement your new project management skills.

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In-House Project Management Training

This Project Management Fundamentals workshop is an excellent way for your team to get to grips with essential project management skills over 2 interactive days of training.

Our Project Management Fundamentals course combines the practical aspects of project management with some important tools for delivering projects in scope, on time and within budget.

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What is the Focus of this Project Management Fundamentals Course?

This course is focused on providing you with the knowledge and tools you'll need to understand how to manage projects, and to be able to perform as an effective member of a project team.

Training Objectives

Following this Project Management Fundamentals Course, you will:

  • Have an introduction to the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Framework

    The syllabus for this course follows the methods outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This equips you with a solid, proven structure for managing projects.
  • Be Familiar with Project Management Tools

    We cover a broad variety of essential project management tools during this training. You’ll become familiar with important skills such as developing a project charter and stakeholder plan, project scope, quality, risk, and change management.
  • Understand the Project Lifecycle

    The flow of this course content follows each stage in a project from initiation and planning through execution and closing a project. We go through the processes and techniques needed to navigate each stage successfully. This includes the following stages: Initiation, Planning, Executing, Monitoring, Controlling, and Closing.
  • Gain Confidence to Contribute to Project Teams

    This course is designed to begin building your confidence and capability as a project manager. Following training, you’ll have the understanding and tools to begin contributing to a project team.
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About Virtual Training

We offer this Project Management Fundamentals Course for classroom or live virtual training. Classroom means that you attend a face-to-face training in our Dublin training venues. Virtual training is real-time connection with a trainer and training group via our online platform. It means you can learn from home or wherever you’re currently based.

To connect with our live virtual training, you'll need a steady internet connection and an internet-enabled device (such as a smartphone, computer, or tablet) with a web-camera, speakers, and microphone.

Book a Classroom or Virtual Place

Reserving your provisional place on one of our upcoming Project Management Fundamentals dates is easy. You can call our training consultants on Freephone 1800 910 810, or click below to reserve your place online.

What is covered in this Project Management Fundamentals Course?

We've given an outline of our standard course content for Project Management Fundamentals. You can get full details on this course and your option to progress to certification by downloading our PDF brochure.

  • Module 1: Introduction to this Project Management Course

    The Project Management Framework
    Project Management Institute (PMI)® and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition
  • Module 2 : Project Initiation and Stakeholder Management

    Developing a business case
    Using a project charter
    Governance and Organisational Structures
    The role of the Sponsor, Project Manager, Project Management Team
    Identifying and classifying project stakeholders
    Developing a Stakeholder Management Plan
    Managing Meetings
  • Module 3: Planning The Project

    3A: Project Scope Management

    Planning the Project Scope
    Using a Work Breakdown Schedule (WBS) & a Scope Statement

    3B: Project Scheduling

    Time and Resource Management
    The Time Planning Process
    Scheduling tools
    Creating a schedule baseline

    3C: Project Cost Management

    Estimating Costs
    Developing the budget

    3D: Project Change Management

    Change Control Procedure

    3E: Project Risk Management

    Methodologies to identify risk
    Using a Risk Register
    Analysing Risk
    Developing Risk Responses

    3F: Project Quality Management
    Introduction to quality management
    Defining SMART quality performance metrics
    Quality Assurance and Quality Control tools

    3G: Project Procurement Management
    Contract Types
    Selection Criteria
    Vendor Documents
    Evaluating Tenders using Weighted Grid Techniques
  • Module 4: Executing, Monitoring and Controlling the Project

    Monitoring and controlling the project baselines: Scope, Schedule and Cost
    Controlling changes, assessing impact, updating plans, authorisation and sign off
    Monitoring and controlling risk, procurements, quality and stakeholders
  • Module 5: Closing the Project

    Essential steps to close a project effectively

Fundamentals Training for Your Teams

The interactive structure of this Project Management Fundamentals workshop makes it ideal for in-house (also called 'in-company', 'on-site', or 'group') training.

It is a learner-focused, active learning workshop. Your team will apply the knowledge and tools to their own projects through participative exercises and discussion

In-House Project Management Fundamentals: 6 Key Benefits

  • Flexibility: You choose the training dates and venue. You also choose which format (classroom or virtual) works best for your team.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: When you have a group of trainees, in-house training is the smartest option for your budget.
  • Customisation: When delivering in-house training, we tailor the course content to meet the goals and requirements of each client.
  • Experienced, Qualified Trainers: Our trainers are formally qualified and bring a wealth of hands-on project management experience to this workshop.
  • Globally Recognised Methods: This workshop uses Project Management Institute (PMI)® guidelines to help your team gain an excellent foundation and structured approach to managing projects.
  • Gain Key Project Management Skills: This Project Management Foundation course covers the project management essentials you need to successfully lead projects. These include strong organisational, communication and people management skills.

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Click below to ask a quick question or request a quotation for your team. You can also reach us by phone at Freephone 1800 910 810.

Progressing to Certification

We run this course alongside our 4-day Certified Project Management Course. Anyone attending the 3-day Project Management Fundamentals Course has the option to extend their training to include the 4th day of certification preparation.

How Do I Get Certified?

  • The certification offered with this training is a QQI Level 6 in Project Management (course code: 6N4090).
  • To achieve this certification, you will need to attend an additional day of training immediately after the 3-day workshop and complete the required assessment work successfully.
  • Participants must complete a Project Portfolio of Work (70%) and a Written Assignment (30%) in the 8 weeks that follow training.
  • We provide guidance and a detailed assessment brief for anyone undertaking the QQI Assessment.

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You can visit the Certified Project Management Course course page by using the "Learn More" button below.

If you would like to get advice from our team about which course is right for you, you can call us at Freephone 1800 910 810 or click "Which Course for Me?".

Frequently Asked Questions

Although it’s always helpful to have some experience or awareness of how projects run, this course is an excellent foundation for beginners.

This is a very practical course. You will apply your learning to an active or hypothetical project (you choose your project before beginning training). Through applying what you learn to a project you’re familiar with, the training has maximum impact.

Project Management Fundamentals is a skills-based course, without certification. However, we offer a very convenient option for participants to progress to QQI certification (see below).

If you decide to opt for QQI certification, you will need to attend a 4th day of training immediately following the initial 3 days of training. You will also need to complete and submit assessment work in the 8 weeks following training.

There are 2 fast ways to reserve a place on one of our next Project Management Fundamentals dates:

  • Use the buttons below to reserve your provisional place on an upcoming date. Choose classroom or virtual training.
  • Contact our training consultants at Freephone 1800 910 810 to reserve your spot.

All of our classroom project management courses take place in Dublin. Our training venues are located within easy reach of the M50, with complimentary parking available for all delegates.

You can access our virtual training dates from anywhere in the world! All you need is a steady internet connection and an internet-enabled device with a web-camera.

We provide the materials (slides etc.) for this course. All you need to bring is your choice of a project to work on during the course. This can be a real or hypothetical project.

You can read more details about choosing your project by downloading our PDF brochure.

Each member of our project management training team is certified and experienced, both in the area of professional training and leading projects.

If you have a question we haven’t covered here, we would love to hear from you. You can call us at Freephone 1800 910 810 or click below to ask a quick question.

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