Strategic project management is an emerging trend in the business realm. While conventional project management guides a project from inception to conclusion, strategic project management focuses on a broader perspective.
The significance for project management experts has escalated. Proficiency in creating project plans or concentrating solely on tools is no longer sufficient. Instead, adapting swiftly to changes and operating with strategic intent demands a fresh array of skills.
This part-time diploma presents a university-backed curriculum facilitated by 10 industry professionals. It includes three certifications designed to enhance your capacity to effectively oversee multiple projects, translate strategy into actionable steps, and attain a competitive edge in the market. Elevate your career and gain recognition as a practitioner displaying proven adeptness in strategic project management methodologies and principles.
Upon completion of this course, students will have achieved the following learning objectives:
The course consists of the following modules, carefully designed to provide you with the necessary concepts and techniques as a strategic framework to achieve the organisation’s mission.
This course employs authentic case studies from various industries as a valuable method to facilitate the practical application of acquired knowledge to real-world scenarios.
These case studies illustrate how one can successfully navigate complex situations with uncertain solutions:
This diploma program incorporates IPMA’s Competence and Excellence Standards in Project, Programme, and Portfolio 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 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 covers all costs associated with the exams and certifications, access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live virtual classes led by subject matter experts, recordings, and unrestricted help from our Student Support team.
There are two methods of payment:
Every week, on one evening, the course is offered online. Each class is held in a real-time virtual classroom setting with lecturers who are subject matter experts. You won’t have to worry about missing a class because a recording of each online session will be accessible for a short time in the Student Hub.
This course is better suited to candidates with a fundamental knowledge of traditional project management frameworks and some practical experience. The course is designed for project managers or any professional who directly contributes to projects.
Yes, the content of this professional diploma in strategic project and programme management 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.
Four written assignments and a 3-hour online exam at the course’s end serve as the assessment tools.
Classes run one evening per week, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Plan to spend approximately 4 to 6 hours each week studying the core material and reflecting on what you have learned. However, as you can appreciate, this varies based on each individual’s capability.
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. If a candidate is not yet eligible to get this certification level, they can return within a two-year timeframe after completing the final exam to continue the certification application process.
Certified Project Management Diploma: This course is perfect for individuals embarking on their accredited career path as project managers. It is also well-suited for project managers seeking to enhance their practice through formal training in core project management tactical subjects.
Strategic Project Program Management Diploma: Designed for candidates with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in project management, this program caters to those confident in managing projects from initiation to closeout, adhering to best practices and standards. It aims to build upon your foundational knowledge and develop your skills in managing multiple projects while implementing strategic project management in your daily routine and within your organisation.
Project Leadership and Management Diploma:Tailored for emerging leaders and project management professionals, this program focuses on refining management and leadership skills. It is designed to assist you in evolving from project manager to project leader. The program emphasises the development of capabilities, attitudes, and behaviours necessary to become a confident, driven, and focused project leader.