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Introduction to Project Management for the Public Sector

Learn internationally recognised Project Management best practices to help you through the different phases of an EU-funded project from design to implementation, monitoring and achieving project impact.

About this course

To ensure that public services continuously strive to be more effective and efficient requires public sector organisations to search and pursue innovative solutions that allow them to do more with less. This leads to a necessary rethinking of the way in which the activities, processes and organisational models to implement public policies are arranged. The role of public administration in increasingly complex environments in which the role of stakeholders is more and more important needs to be adjusted accordingly.

Project management, as a professional discipline, provides such principles, methods and tools that may be incorporated in public sector organisations that aim at working under a shared language, system and mindset according to a result-oriented logic. The benefits of incorporating project management skills and methods into public sector organisations include efficiency in the use of public resources, effectiveness in achieving objectives and improvement of the relationship and engagement with stakeholders and end users of the delivered public services.

This online course will help you integrate project management best practices in your daily work.

Specifically, this course will enhance your ability to design and implement (including monitoring and control) your EU-funded projects. You will learn all this in line with the European Commission best practices as reflected in recently published guidelines.

It will focus on the importance of not reinventing the wheel and using the already available and tested best practices in project management as a professional discipline that can be learned and used by everyone based on solid principles and standardised practices.

You will learn how to:

  • understand the basic principles and concepts of project management;
  • share a common language and mindset on project management;
  • use tools for improving project management practice.

Course methodology/highlights

The course will be led by experts who have decades of research and practical experience in project management of EU-funded projects. The course delivery will combine interactive presentations showcasing practical examples and tools, quick polls to consolidate concepts and group exercises.

By the end of the course, you will be able to better design, implement, monitor and manage your EU-funded projects using project management best practices:

  • coherent design and project initiation process;
  • multifaceted planning for project impact;
  • risk management and stakeholder engagement;
  • monitoring tools for tracking progress.

You will be given the slides as well as additional learning material and online resources to help you apply your new knowledge and skills to your work.

Public officials, civil servants, policy analysts, university researchers who work or intend to work in EU-funded projects in EU Member States or candidate countries, such as the following:

  • central administration and ministries;
  • local and regional administration;
  • centres for research and analysis;
  • project management offices.

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

Programme Organiser
Ms Belinda Vetter
Tel: +31 43 3296382
b.vetter@eipa.eu

Discounts
EIPA member fee
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies

Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

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Programme

08.45Opening of on-line platform, Central European Time (Amsterdam)
09.00Welcome and introduction to the course

PM context

– Brief introduction to Project Management as a professional discipline

– Brief introduction to EU projects and Public Administration projects

10.00Project Management Principles

– Project Lifecycle and governance

– Project Processes

– Project Mindset and documentation

11.00Coffee break
11.15Project design for EU-funded projects

– Project Impact chain

Exercise on cause-effect links

– Discussion

12.00Project initiation

– Business Case

– Exercise on Business Case identification

– Discussion

12.45Wrap-up and key takeaway ideas
13.00End of day one
08.45Opening of on-line platform, Central European Time (Amsterdam)
09.00Welcome and takeaway from previous day

People in projects

– Project Governance – roles and responsibilities

– Governance in EU-funded projects

10.00Stakeholders engagement

– Stakeholder definition and tools

– Exercise on Stakeholder mapping

– Discussion

11.00Coffee break
11.15Project planning (I):

a. Deliverables and Work Breakdown Structure

b. Critical Path and Gantt charts

c. Budgeting

d. Baselines

12.00Exercise on project planning
12.45Wrap-up and key takeaway ideas
13.00End of day two
08.45Opening of on-line platform, Central European Time (Amsterdam)
09.00Welcome and takeaway from previous day

Project Planning (II)

a. Quality and Requirements

b. Risks, Issues and Change

c. Communication

10.00Exercise on Risk assessment and management
11.00Coffee break
11.15Monitoring and Control

a. Earned Value

b. Delivery Acceptance, Transition, Business Implementation

12.00Exercise on Earned Value
12.45Wrap-up and key takeaway ideas
13.00End of the course

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Introduction to Project Management for the Public Sector

Confirmed
20 Jun 2022 - 22 Jun 2022
Online
English

Simultaneous interpretation can be offered. Contact the programme organizer for more information and conditions.

SKU: 2210501
Register before: 17 Jun 2022
 700 per attendee
 630 for EIPA members
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Discount policy

EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount

For a limited number of training courses, EIPA offers an early bird discount.

For more information please contact us.

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SKU: 2210501
Register before: 17 Jun 2022

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