Southern Award Winner
Teresa Keating, Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Tell us a bit about your experience before the Certified Diploma in Project Management course?
I’m a public health development officer at the Institute of Public Health in Ireland and am part of a small team working in public health research and policy development. While I had some experiencing in managing projects, before doing this course I had limited knowledge of Project Management terminology and many of the processes.
What influenced your decision to do the Certified Diploma in Project Management?
My experience has been that irrespective of their size or complexity, projects that are well managed are more efficient and more enjoyable, allowing participants to focus fully on their subject. I was interested in learning more about the various competencies and processes in project management that I could apply to projects I’m involved with, particularly to help delineate Project Manager responsibilities from project tasks and outcomes.
Since completing the course what impact has it had on you in the workplace?
Since completing the course I’ve shared relevant project management processes with my team and supported the development of a project management approach to our work. Thanks to the Project Management competencies self-assessment, I have a clearer understanding of where my strengths and weakness lie which I’m using as a basis for ongoing learning. I’ve also found my case study project to be a useful reference and guide both for myself and members of my team, helping to reinforce the applicability of Project Management principles to our projects.