4th Jul 2019

Do We Need Project Management?

Project management is important because it ensures what is being delivered is right and will deliver real value and return on investment against the business opportunity. Effective project management ensures not only those projects come in on time and within budget but that the goals of projects closely align with the strategic goals of the business.

With a project manager in place there’s no confusion about who’s in charge and in control of whatever’s going on in a project. Projects that veer off course, or which fail to adapt to the business needs may end up being expensive and/or unnecessary. PMs also provide leadership and vision, motivation, removing roadblocks, coaching and inspiring the team to do their best work.

Often a project’s goals have to change in line with a materialising risk. Without dedicated oversight and management, a project could quickly falter but good project management (and a good project manager) is what enables the team to focus, and when necessary refocus, on their objectives.  They will create a clear process, with achievable deadlines, that enables everyone within the project team to work within reasonable bounds, and not unreasonable expectations. Good PM ensures risks are properly managed and mitigated against to avoid becoming issues. Risk management is critical to project success.

So, whether you are involved in Business or Technology projects, project management training can be considered essential.  CCT College Dublin is now offering a 12 week part-time evening course, the Diploma in Project Management, which aims to develop a clear understanding of the best practices, principles, disciplines and characteristics of effective project management in the modern organisation.

You can apply now for this Diploma course, which has intakes in Autumn and Spring, and the next course will commence late September, just one evening per week for 12 weeks.

If you wish to discuss the Diploma in Project Management in more detail please contact us or drop into the College. We are also holding a range of open evenings before the courses start.  Register here for the next Open Event.