Project Management Essentials


It is common for people in organisations to be drawn from their day-to-day job to adopt the role of Project Manager. This is often to improve some business processes, implement new technology or perhaps adhere to new regulatory requirements. While those chosen to manage such projects are usually the ‘best placed person for the job’, without some project management skills, the likelihood of complete project success is greatly diminished.  

Venue details:  
Belfast, 8-10 Amelia Street, Belfast
Start date & time:  
08 October 2020 09:30
End date & time:  
08 October 2020 16:30
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Training ticket cost:  
CPD hours:  
Speaker details
First nameLast name
Mullan Training


Product type:  
CPD course
Leadership and personal effectiveness, Technology and data

Who should attend?

This course will provide participants with an understanding of Project Management and will supply them with essential tools and techniques which they can use to initiate, organise and plan the execution and quality their project deliveries.

Course overview 


  • The need for project management
  • Project management methodologies
  • Projects within an organisation

Project Initiation:

  • Business Case/Justification
  • Project Mandate
  • Stakeholder Analysis (exercise)
  • The Project Team/Organisation (exercise)
  • Project Initiation Documents

Project Planning:

Using a sample IT project, participants will have the opportunity (exercises) to use tools and techniques to practice a selection of the following principals:-

  • Learning from experience
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Focus on Outputs
  • Quality Management
  • Risk/Issue Management
  • Change Control Management
  • Management by Stages

Project Execution:

  • Work Packages
  • Management by Exception
  • Progress and Reporting

Project Closure:

  • Project Handover
  • Project Evaluation


  • Recap/Q&A session
  • Transfer to work situation
  • Close

Key learning outcomes

  • Be able to identify and define the key project phases and stakeholders
  • Understand all phases of a project
  • Understand fundamental project management skills, concepts, tools and techniques
  • Be capable of using the essential tools and techniques to plan a project
  • Estimate project resources and schedules
  • Be able to schedule project tasks and work packages effectively
  • Be capable of producing and implementing a PM growth plan
  • Appreciate what project management can do for the business