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:  
26 August 2020 09:30
End date & time:  
27 August 2020 13:00
By registering for this course you have accepted the terms and conditions
Training ticket cost:  
12.00 Training Tickets accepted
CPD hours:  
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. Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 August 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

All participants should please note the following

  • Test session. We run a test session prior to the training so that any technical or other issues can be identified and resolved in advance. It is strongly recommended that all participants attend the test session. Generally the test session will be at 16.30 on the day prior to the course and will take about 10 minutes. Login details will be sent prior to this.
  • Two monitors. Having two monitors is very strongly recommended for this training. It allows you to view the trainers PC in one monitor and the application that is the subject of the training in the other. On a single screen it can be difficult to arrange the trainers screen and your own application comfortably. If you only have a single screen please inform the trainer - ideally before the test session - and they can help you to get the best from the training session.
  • Microsoft Office version. We use Microsoft Office 365 Professional. If you are using an older version please be aware that you might not be able to do some of the exercises that are using the latest features.
  • Windows 10. We prepare the files and deliver the course using Windows 10. If you are using a MacBook or other platform please be aware that there can sometimes be incompatibilities and there are certain features that are not available on the Macintosh edition of Microsoft Office 365 Professional. These issues can be identified and resolved during the test session.

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: