Project Management Essentials


Many accountants are thrust into a Project Management ("PM") role or are doing their current job but also completing the PM function for their business. Others may find themselves unable to control, influence or interface with their teams and projects due to a lack of basic PM knowledge. This course will provide the participant with an understanding of PM, and supply tools and techniques, to plan the scope and timeline required for their projects.

Venue details:  
Virtual Classroom, , Online
Start date & time:  
07 July 2020 09:30
End date & time:  
08 July 2020 13:00
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Speaker details
First nameLast name
Professional Training


Product type:  
CPD course
Leadership and personal effectiveness


This course will be delivered over two half days via Zoom. Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 July 2020, 9:30am - 1:00pm .

Who should attend

This course is appropriate for accountants, and other business professionals, in many roles but participants are likely to be engaged in Project Management roles or about to commence such a role.

Course overview

  • The project life cycle
  • Key stakeholders
  • Project management process groups and knowledge areas
  • Project charters and scope statements
  • Scope planning
  • Work breakdown structure - WBS
  • Estimation
  • Schedule Planning
  • Network Diagrams - Critical Path Method
  • Fast Tracking and Crashing

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and define the key project phases and stakeholders
  • Understand all phases of a project
  • Master 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 project management growth plan encouraging continuing further learning
  • Appreciate what project management can do for the business

What do you need to access this course

  • To get the most from your course, it is strongly recommended that participants have two monitors. This allows the Zoom window to be in one monitor and the application that is the subject of the training in the other
  • It is possible to attend the training with a single monitor and there are some specific techniques that we can demonstrate to make the most of the available screen real estate. Please make sure you inform the trainer at and ensure to attend the test session before your course if you have a single monitor
  • It is strongly advised that all participants attend the test session prior to the training - this will allow you to verify that your computer and internet connection will work properly and iron out any technical issues in advance
  • The course will be delivered using Microsoft Office 365 Professional. If you are using this software, please ensure it is installed and that you are logged in properly - some features are disabled until you log in. Please inform the trainer or email us if you are using an older version of Microsoft Office and be aware that some of the features covered in the training may not be available
  • We prepare our files on Windows 10 - if you would like to us an Apple MacBook please ensure that Office is installed and verify that the course files open properly prior to the training

Speaker bio

Professional Training is a group of experienced specialists providing focused training in IT and Management skills. Our trainers use a combination of tailored, flexible approaches and real-life business knowledge to develop and provide techniques and solutions for immediate implementation by our course participants. We have delivered a range of CPD programmes with Chartered Accountants Ireland since 1997. Website: