An immersive Project Management two day training experience, which offers an action–led and engaging way of developing the skills in delivering a project from initiation through to close.

Each participant will be issued with a project management ‘toolbox’ containing the tools and templates, which they will use in the delivery of their project.

The course will consist of competing teams, where the emphasis is on the practical, with key takeaway project management theory.

The project management framework provides participants with standardised processes and the ability to create a solid project plan and the expertise to adapt to its challenges.

Project Launch

Learn how to set-up a project for success by clearly marking the finish line to make sure team members keep their eyes on the prize and that they are moving in the right direction. A key output from this will be the following artefact:

  • Project charter

Learn how to identify and analyse the key players and align their expectations about the project to ensure buy-in from everyone involved. Key outputs from this will be the following artefacts:

  • Stakeholder register
  • Stakeholder power/interest

Project Plan

Learn how to capture all the work to be done and plan how the work will get done and who is responsible. This will include defining what is in and out of scope, the schedule over the two days and the cost. Key outputs from this will be the following artefacts:

  • WBS
  • Schedule
  • Budget
  • RACI

Project Resilience

Learn how to identify the threats/opportunities to your project by carrying out a post-mortem to consider all the things that may help or hinder the project. Identify the important ones and work out what you can do about them. A key output from this will be the following artefact:

  • Risk register

Project Buy-in

Learn how to plan the communications and stakeholder engagement on the project over the two days to ensure everyone is continually updated on the progress of the project and ensure an environment of transparency and commitment. Includes a kick-off meeting, once formal approval of your project plan is given. Key outputs from this will be the following artefacts:

  • Communication plan
  • Stakeholder engagement plan

Project implementation

Complete the work as defined in the project management plan and achieve the project objectives. The project manager has a guiding proactive role constantly referring back to the plan and maintaining a focus on expected benefits during project execution.

Mission Control

Learn how to control the project as it is being executed, by producing the right metrics in real-time to analyse whether the project is on course and enabling corrective action when necessary. Key outputs from this will be the following artefacts:

  • Effective meetings
  • Change requests

Project Closure

Learn how to present the final completed project deliverables to get formal acceptance and recognition of the completion of the project. Create and distribute a final report.

  • Formal presentation
  • Lessons learned

This action-led training will develop skills in

  • Communication & influencing skills
  • Negotiation & conflict management
  • Brainstorming & decision-making
  • Teamwork & leadership
  • Motivation

This course targets people who are new to project management and is especially suitable for graduate programmes. It facilitates team bonding and will shape your team to deliver projects in a consistent manner using the common project management tools & techniques and best practices.

Each participant will be required to complete a business case prior to taking part in the training experience. The business case is the justification for a proposed project. It will document a challenge or opportunity within the business and outline the value of implementation to the business. These business cases will be presented at the start of the course and will be selected using dotmocracy.

The cost of the course is 250 euro per person per day with a minimum of 14 people.

Also psychometric profiles can be provided at an additional cost of 50 euro per person.

  • This course is approved by the PMI®, and students who successfully complete this course are awarded 14 pm contract hours or Professional Development Units (PDUs) which is documented via a PMI® REP® certificate from Aspira.
  • This course encourages participants to pursue a career path in project management.
  • Those who take part in this course will see the benefits of having a structured approach to delivering projects and thereby optimising project success.

List of available dates for the Project Management Hackathon course:

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Please contact us for the next available dates.

All our Project Management courses are fully aligned with PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition and are led by Pat Lucey, CEO of Aspira & President of Project Management Institute (PMI) Ireland Chapter.

The Project Management Professional (PMP) is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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