Certificate in ICT Project Management

Cork Institute of Technology (EICTMA8_Y1)
Key Programme Details
Award

SPA

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime

Mode

Part-Time

ECTS Credits

10

Department

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMS)

Skills Area

Information/Communications Technology

General Information
Contact

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMS)

Email

camms@cit.ie

Phone

021 432 6264

Address

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMS)
CIT
Bishopstown
Cork

Important Dates
Application Deadline

16/10/2017

Start Date

16/10/2017

About this Course

Applications are invited from both 'Homemakers' and 'Jobseekers'.

The Certificate in ICT Project Management is aimed at providing participants with Project Management competencies and skills to take up employment, and to engage in ICT projects immediately on entering the workplace. The course is designed to appeal to two broad groups of applicants:
1. The individual who already has an understanding of ICT principles and who now is seeking to upskill by developing their Project Management Skills so that they can add more value to a potential employer
2. Individuals with a foundation in basic project management skills from other, non-IT sectors but wish to up-skill their Project Management knowledge and learn how to apply them to the ICT / IT Sector to improve their employability.

Objectives

The Certificate in ICT Project Management is aimed at providing students with Project Management competencies and skills to take up employment, and to engage in ICT projects immediately on entering the workplace.

The course has 2 specific objectives;
1. To upskill students who already have some ICT / IT experience or skills by developing their Project Management skills so that they can add more value to a potential employer
2. To upskill students who might have previously worked in a variety of project and non-IT roles and now want to apply for roles in the ICT sector.

(If you are applying under the ‘Homemaker’ category please remember to upload the 1 page declaration form (available on the Springboard site, http://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility) that needs to be signed by a Commissioner for Oaths)

Course Content Overview;
- Introduction to the 'PMBOK' methodology (Project Management Body of Knowledge).
- IT Project Management Methodologies; Prince2, Waterfall, V-Model, Agile
- Key components of professional Project Management
- Project Initiation and Selection
- Project Charter and Stakeholder Analysis
- Project Stakeholder Management
- Project Cost and Budgeting
- Using 'Work Breakdown Structures' to enhance project planning
- Developing superior Project Schedules using 'Microsoft Project 2013' (software tutorials also included in the course)
- Managing Project Change
- Managing Project Integration
- Quality Management plan with Quality Defect and Test goals
- Project Communications, Virtual and international teams.
- Effective Project Risk Management
- Project Procurement
- Human Resources – resource Management on IT projects and virtual teams
- Presentation Skills development

There will be 3 assessments during the course;
1. Group assignment on day 3
2. Submit a project definition document on a case study project at the end of the course
3. Formal exam at the end of the course

Application is on line at https://www.springboardcourses.ie/

Entry Requirements

Applications are invited from both 'Homemakers' and 'Jobseekers'.

Entrants will typically have a level 7 qualification or equivalent and some relevant work experience working in either a project environment or an ICT environment.
Entrants without formal qualifications will be considered through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

If you are applying under the ‘Homemaker’ category please remember to upload the 1 page declaration form (available on the Springboard site, http://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility) that needs to be signed by a Commissioner for Oaths.

Long Description

There is currently an acute requirement for ICT Project Management skills. This can be seen directly in the recruitment trends in both Irish and Multinational organisations. The ‘Forfas’ report on ‘Current and Future Skills Needs of Enterprise’ identifies ‘high-Level ICT Current & Future Skills Needs, including IT Project managers with technical skills combined with project management, business analytics, or Agile/Scrum/Kanban and Prince II skill sets’. The certificate in ICT Project Management directly addresses these future skill needs.

This programme provides the participant with a specific understanding of the project management function within the context of ICT organisations. Based on the very latest Project Management model (PMBoK Fifth Edition, released in January 2013) the program also incorporates Agile PM methods targeted at software development organisations and the PRINCE 2 methodology which is prevalent in niche areas of the ICT sector. The programme also addresses the unique challenges presented by the international nature of the ICT industry whereby project teams tend to be distributed across multiple time zones and cultures.

The programme also prepares the participant for Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification exam via the PMI (Project Management Institute) which is an additional certification that the participant is ready to attain upon completion of this programme. Please note that the payment and booking of the 'PMP' exam is totally separate to CIT and the student will need to organise and pay for that themselves, should they choose to sit and attempt that exam. More information can be found on www.pmi.org

Why Choose This Course

In order to support the participant’s journey towards job readiness, core careers education topics including Understanding Employability Skills, CV Preparation, Effective Interview Technique and Pro-active Job-Hunting will be addressed throughout the participant’s time in CIT.
One-to-one student contact will be facilitated on a weekly basis and classroom-based and/or online workshops will be planned into the timetable with the Course Coordinator.
Through interaction with the CIT Careers Service, the learner will be provided with the tools to engage in effective Career Planning and Management. Careers education will be facilitated through tailored employability workshops, one-to-one support, relevant career resources and, networking opportunities with employers and recruitment agencies, thus leading to increased job readiness.
On-campus interaction with employers and recruitment agencies will also occur through presentations and a Careers Fair on campus in November.

Timetable Info

Class will commence on Monday October 16th at 9am for 9 straight Mondays. Attendance is just 1 day per week, each Monday, 9am to 4.30pm. The third Monday (October 30th) is a bank holiday so class will be on Tuesday 31st for that week.

Delivery Location

Class will be held on the main Bishopstown campus, http://www.cit.ie/citcontacts.mapsandtravel

Delivery Notes

Class will be held on the main Bishopstown campus, http://www.cit.ie/citcontacts.mapsandtravel
Course notes, handouts etc will be provided in class. There will be no need to bring a laptop to class.

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Admissions Office

Address

The Admissions Office, CIT, Bishopstown, Cork

Phone

(021) 433 5040

Email

springboard@cit.ie

RPL Information

http://www.cit.ie/rpl

Application Procedures

Apply online through www.springboardcourses.ie