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Since 1989 the Institute of Project Management has been committed to promoting education, certification and member services in project management. We are proud to say that we are the first Irish professional body organisation dedicated to the promotion of the discipline throughout Ireland.
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During this period, we have trained over 40,000 individuals as project management has become widely used throughout the entire economy. The demand for education and internationally recognised certification continues to out-perform other professional development sectors.
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Our philosophy has always been to ensure that we are up-to-date with the very best thinking and practice in project management worldwide by investing heavily in direct involvement with the international project management community.
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The highest-quality learning experience with training solutions founded on meaning, efficiency and discipline

In my early days as a PM and particularly in my work in the area of rationalisations, it was hard to ignore the fact that organisations delivering PM strategies through projects were so successful. I felt very strongly about the need for project management as a generic management methodology in corporate and government, beyond the expected IT and construction industries. Creating the Institute, it was also very important to me to ensure those who studied project management got the highest-quality learning experience with training solutions founded on meaning, efficiency and discipline.
Ed Naughton, Founder & Chairman

Major Milestones

Discover the integral steps on our pathway to success
University College Cork Alliance
PMI - USA Cooperation Agreement
First PMP® Certification exam hosted in Ireland
IPMA® National Association Member
Project Management Competence Baseline Ireland published
IPMA® Certification system launched in Ireland
IPMA® Executive Board Membership
World Leaders Dublin Convention
University College Cork Honorary Degree for Institute's Director General
3000 IPMA® Certified Professionals in Ireland
IPMA® Fellowship
Established Leadership Academy
IPMA® celebrates 50th anniversary in Dublin
4000 IPMA® Certified Professionals in Ireland
Institute's Founder awarded for Distinguished Contribution to PM
The Institute of Project Management launches Online Courses
Project Management Graduate of the Year

Meet our Graduate Award Winners who have successfully attained their IPMA® Certification.

2021 Award Winner
2020 Award Winner
2019 Award Winner
2018 Award Winner
2017 Award Winner
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Aodh O'Connor

Aodh graduated from UCD with a Ph.D. in Experiment Physics in 2010 and worked as a research scientist in Columbia University (USA) and the Max-Planck Institute (Germany).

He joined SiriusXT as a senior scientist where he won the prestigious Marie-Skłodowska Curie Industrial Fellowship award and completed a post-graduate diploma in Management and subsequently the Diploma in Project Management (IPMA-D).

In 2019, Aodh joined TOMRA R&D as the Systems Team Lead working to develop machine vision systems. In 2021, he was promoted to his current role of Technical Manager of Systems Development where he leads the real-time software team and systems R&D teams.

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Sinclair Dowey-Kingston
ESB Group

Sinclair graduated from University College Cork in 2016 with a BE(hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Upon graduation, he joined the ESB as a High Voltage (HV) Substation Control Systems (SCS) engineer.

As an SCS Engineer, he delivered multiple control system upgrades for HV substations in Ireland as part of the ESB’s “brighter future” strategy. After eight months, Sinclair was seconded to the ESB’s international department in Bahrain, responsible for the delivery of a full control centre upgrade, including a new SCADA system, Energy Management System and Curved Video Wallboard for controlling and monitoring all electrical apparatus for the largest single-site aluminium smelter in the world.

After returning to Ireland in 2018, Sinclair joined the ESB’s projects delivery organisation as a Project Engineer with responsibility for Major and Minor capital works, maintenance and operations across counties Cork and Kerry. Here, Sinclair applies both traditional and agile project management methodologies to deliver a vast range of differing projects simultaneously in an ever-changing environment

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Stephen Jones
Rockall Technologies

Stephen graduated from NUIG with a first-class honours degree – BSc Financial Mathematics and Economics. He also has an MSc in Quantitative Finance (1.1) from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School. He currently works with Rockall Technologies as a project manager with responsibility for delivering collateral management software to banks.

Prior to that, he worked for 7 years in a financial consultant capacity with Murex, in Dublin and France. He has experience working through the entire life cycle of a client implementation or software development project using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

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Sorsha Foran
Department of Finance

Sorsha graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2002. She also has a Diploma in Tax Policy and Practice (2016).

She is currently employed in the Department of Finance in the Tax Policy Division and her duties here involve briefing the Minister and senior management on tax and State aid matters, and developing and implementing tax policy changes with successful execution through the Finance Bill legislative programme. She has also worked in the areas of Financial Services Division, and Economic and Budget Division.

Prior to moving to the Department of Finance, she was with the Internal and EU Audit Unit of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Her initial engagement with the public sector was as a Trainee Auditor at the Office of the Controller and Auditor General.

Her professional qualifications include Associate Membership of the Institute in Taxation Ireland (Second in Ireland in May 2017 Final Exams) and Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (First in Ireland in June 2005 Final Exams).

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As a communications consultant, Brona has devised, implemented and directed public relations and promotional strategies for a wide range of corporate and consumer clients.

After many years working in agencies, Brona ventured out on her own and now freelances on diverse projects. The most challenging environment, but very rewarding, has been her consultant role in Haiti where she launched and continues to direct all aspects of the Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year programme.

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