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Diploma in Project Management – Level 7 awarded by TU Dublin

Course Description

This highly practical Diploma offers participants the opportunity to gain a project management qualification from TU Dublin.

This programme is based on proven models currently in use across all industries and sectors, recognised best-practice in the field of project management and international standards.  It is structured around real-world project management challenges and internationally recognised best practice. The programme also explores globally recognised methodologies and frameworks including 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.  The programme also teaches students how to utilise Project Management Information Systems in the planning, execution and monitoring and controlling of projects.

Students also learn how to utilise Microsoft Planner & Project in the planning, execution and monitoring and controlling of projects.

Course Content:

Module 1:
• Frameworks & Methodologies
• Current Trends and recognised Best Practices
• The Role of the Project Manger
• The art & Science of PM
• Agile
• Hybrid Approaches

Module 2
• Project Planning & Controls
• Gantt Charts
• Critical Paths Analysis
• Tracking Planned versus Actual
• Resources and Costs
• Dashboards & Reports
• Resources & Cost Management
• Custom Fields

Module 3
• Programme & Portfolio Management
• Strategic Project Management
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Capacity & Capability
• Risk and Contingency
• Earned Value Management
• Project complexity
• Project Management Maturity
• Determining Project Value
• Project Failure

Who should attend?

  • A current or aspiring project manager who wants to enhance tole performance and project success.
  • A functional specialist interested in building a working knowledge of project management.
  • Anticipating a transition into a project management role, with an eye on future growth
  • A business or senior leader who wants to motivate their team and expand their project management tool set

Upcoming Public Dates

Visit our training calendar here.

Contact us for an In-Company training -Paul  [email protected]  / [email protected]

Programme Delivery:  Online – 10 weeks on Tuesdays from 6.00pm to 9.30pm

All sessions are recorded and shared with students. There is also an optional weekly tutorial where participants can meet with the course director, for extra support.

Price – Full Price € 2,100/ Industry 4.0 Skillnet Price € 1,470


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 progress.


Programme & Portfolio Management

Group Assignment: Case Study analysis. 
Individual Assignment: Presentation on Reflective Key Learnings.


Meet your Lecturer:  John McGrath

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, Smurfit 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 100international project management conferences.


Contact Details:
Paul Quinn, Network Manager
T: +353 (0)71 9317 485 / E: [email protected]

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