Strategic project management is a growing trend in the business world. While traditional project management takes a project from its starting point to its end, strategic project management looks at the big picture.
The median salary for Programme Managers in Ireland is €98,680 and €105,900 for Portfolio Managers. The stakes are higher than ever for project management professionals. Knowing how to set up a project plan or a tool-focused approach is no longer enough. However, the ability to respond quickly to change and act with strategic purpose requires a new set of competencies.
This part-time diploma offers a university-backed curriculum taught by 10 industry experts and three credentials to help you develop the ability to successfully manage multiple projects, translate strategy into action, and achieve a competitive market advantage. Take your career one step further and be identified as a practitioner with proven competency in strategic project management processes and practices.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
These modules were designed to provide you with the concepts and techniques you need to use as a strategic framework to achieve the mission of the organisation.
This course uses real-industry case studies as an effective way to help you apply your understanding of the topics learned to a real-world situation.
They are particularly useful to demonstrate how you can overcome complex situations where solutions are uncertain:
This diploma integrates IPMA’s Competence and Excellence Standards in Project, Programme and Portfolio Management:
If you would like to learn more about being a strategic project manager, read the article: Understanding Programme Management vs Project Management.
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Unlike other organisations, which offer different training programs across many functional areas, the Institute is a specialist organisation dealing solely with the disciplines of project, program, and portfolio management.
Our graduates are instructed by a world-class faculty of international subject-matter experts ranging from Project Directors to former Heads of PM Certification Authorities. Focusing solely on project management guarantees exceptional instruction and learning opportunities.
IPM is uniquely partnered with the world’s leading project management certification bodies: IPMA (Member Association & Certification Body), PMI (Authorised Training Partner), and PRINCE2® (Accredited Training Organisation). We are the national body for IPMA in Ireland.
We have also partnered with Ireland’s second largest University, Technological University (TU) Dublin, meaning we can offer Bachelor & Master’s levels programmes. This affiliation links us to the European University of Technology (EUt+).
The course fee includes the examination and certification fees, access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live expert-led virtual classes, recordings, and unlimited support from our Student Support team.
Yes, there are two payment options available:
This course is better suited to candidates with a fundamental knowledge of traditional project management frameworks and some practical experience. The course is tailored for project managers, or any professional who directly contributes to projects.
Yes, the content of this professional diploma is suitable for various industry sectors. We have students from different backgrounds – such as engineering, pharmaceuticals, design, construction, IT, and many others – who completed the course successfully.
The course is assessed through four written assignments and a 3-hour online examination at the end of the course.
Classes run one evening per week, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Plan to spend approximately 4 to 6 hours each week on the core material and reflecting on what you have learned. However, as you can appreciate, this varies based on each individual’s capability.
Yes, the course credentials are recognised in over 70 countries.
A recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time, so you do not need to worry about missing a class.
This course curriculum is designed by industry-experts to help you develop a strategic mindset and the practical competence that is so valuable to hiring managers. Gain the concepts, skills, and confidence to take the next step in your project management career with globally recognised credentials.
Eligible candidates must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a project manager within projects of moderate complexity OR a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a responsible project management role assisting the project manager in complex projects. The Institute’s Admissions Assessment Board will do a preliminary eligibility assessment at the time of your application.
Candidates with relevant professional work experience but no primary degree will still be considered to join the course. Applications will be reviewed by the Institute’s Admissions Assessment Board. A CV will be required to check the eligibility. If a candidate is not yet eligible to get this certification level, they can return within a two-year timeframe to complete the application once they have gained the required experience.
The Certified Project Management Diploma is the best course for those who want to start their accredited career path as a project manager. It is also best suited for project managers who need to strengthen their practice with formal training on core project management tactical subjects.
The Strategic Project Program Management Diploma is designed for candidates with at least 3 years of professional experience in a project management role, who are confident managing a project from initiation to close out according to best practices and standards. This course will build on your foundations to develop your skills to manage multiple projects and implement strategic project management in your daily practice and in your organisation.
The Project Leadership and Management Diploma is best suited to emerging leaders and project management professionals looking to refine their management and leadership skills. The programme is designed to help you evolve from a project manager to a project leader. As such, the focus will be on developing the capabilities, attitudes, and behaviours needed to become a confident, driven, and focused project leader.