26 Nov 2018 to 30 Nov 2018


EIPA - European Institute of Public Administration
Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE  Maastricht


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Event Description

This course will provide you with the Project Management methodologies and tools needed to manage projects within increasingly complex environments and changes. You will learn about effective project management processes that measure progress and risks and ensure that the right results and objectives can be delivered in alignment with organisational priorities.

What you will learn in this course:

Modern and effective project management current trends, techniques, tools from a wide range of globally accepted project management methodologies such as European Commission standard project management guidelines and Logical framework approach PCM and Pm², PMBOK,  PRINCE2, and Agile. This course will have a very practical approach and you will have the chance to benefit from operational experience from the different international organisations and professional services firms such as European Commission, United Nations and PWC.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Be able to define and evaluate a business case and develop a proper project plan
  • Be able to select and combine the appropriate tools and methodologies needed to implement your project
  • Be able to successfully design and deliver the tangible results, outputs and outcomes of your project
  • Be able to monitor and evaluate the implementation of your project
  • Be able to design a project’s work plan
  • Be able to design a project’s human resource plan
  • Be able to design and monitor a project budget
  • Be able to design a business plan coherent, relevant, feasible and sustainable for your project
  • Be able to design and implement a quality plan
  • Be able to design and implement risk management plan
  • Be able to develop formal and informal reports to communicate the status of your project
  • Be able to analyse and select the European Commission funding opportunities relevant for your organization
  • Be confident with the tendering and contractual procedures of the European Commission
  • Became a project manager
  • Have exchanged experiences with colleagues from other organisations and countries

Who is this course for:

  • Anyone, in both public and private sector, with a project management responsibility
  • Project managers, desk officers and officials of international organisations
  • External consultants and project leaders
  • Project managers working for NGOs, universities or any other organization that are interested in the implementation of EC, and other international and national, funded programmes and projects.
  • Managing authorities (national and regional) who receive support from Structural Funds to inform potential beneficiaries, select the projects and generally monitor implementation of the programmes

Course methodology and highlights:

We believe learning happens best with practical knowledge. So this course includes:

  • Individual preparation for the course: you are invited to bring along any question about projects implemented or to be implemented within your organisation for casework
  • Detailed explanations of the key concepts, principles, its actors and roles in the field of project management
  • Group and individual exercises
  • Interactive approach. The module’s structure will give you the possibilities to ask questions, share experience, knowledge, needs and challenges with the trainer and other participants
  • Room for note making of the learning with respect to your own situation.
  • The use of The Project Check toolkit: A pleasant and Inspiring instrument to evaluate your project. Registered participants will receive a free Project Check toolkit.

To assess the training needs and to ensure the same level of learning objectives in the seminar, registered participants will be asked to answer a short electronic test on project management general knowledge to be submitted to the EIPA project leader. This test will also help the project leader to select the relevant project examples and topics to be used during the working groups. Participants will have the chance to ask guidance on their own projects during the course.