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Project Management Essentials

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

Learn key concepts and principles, gain a practical understanding of scope, scheduling and proven Project Management techniques.

This CPD certified Masterclass will give delegates an overview of the concepts and principles of project management. Participants will gain practical understanding of proven Scope and Scheduling techniques and the Risk Management processes that will contribute to the successful delivery of their projects.

This one-day course is designed to introduce practical management techniques and methodologies, and will particularly benefit those who are about to participate on or manage a project team for the first time.

After attending this CPD certified course, delegates will understand:

  • Project characteristics and the benefit of management through project phases and lifecycles

  • The importance of identifying and managing stakeholders

  • Project success factors

  • The significance of the Project Charter

  • Project Objectives, Deliverables and the content of the Project Scope Statement 

  • The value of a Work Breakdown Structure and its contribution to the Project Plan

  • The Critical Path and the importance of Timelines or Gantt Charts

  • The components of a Risk Register

All attendees will receive a highly useful course pack to refer back to at any time, gain valuable CPD points, and have a chance to engage in an informative Q & A on the day.

Course Content

  • Project Management Essentials

    • Project Management Terminology and Definitions

    • Project Stakeholders

    • The Project Lifecycle

    • Project Success Factors

  • Scope Management

    • The Project Charter

    • Scope Planning – Produce a Scope Statement

    • Scope Definition – Create the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

    • Scope Verification and Control

  • Project Scheduling

    • Activity Sequencing - the Critical Path Method (CPM)

    • Resource Planning – Responsibility Assignment Matrix

    • Schedule Development – Timeline (or Gantt) and Milestone Charts

  • Project Risk Management

    • Risk Identification – Develop a Risk Register

    • Risk Scoring for Management Focus

    • Risk Response Planning – Strategies to adopt

    • Risk Monitoring & Control

  • Document Templates

    • Project Charter

    • Project Scope Statement

    • Project Risk Register

    • Project Change Request Form

    • Project Progress Report

    • Project Closeout Report

Who Should Attend?

This course would be relevant to all Managers, Project Managers, Project Leads, or any personnel involved with projects, whether they be in a team or individual work.


On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 6 Structured CPD Hours.

Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours. 


This course costs €395 (Early-Bird Rate) – Normal rate is €495. Price includes course documentation and light refreshments. CMG Professional Training will provide a light lunch of sandwiches, wraps and tea/coffee. Alternatively, you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops within a one-minute radius of the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.