About the Project Management Association
The Project Management Association (PMA) is a project management specific branch of Professional Development.
For 30 years, Professional Development (Project Management Courses) has been one of Ireland’s leading training providers. In recent years, we have seen a huge growth in all areas of project management and process improvement.
We created the Project Management Association as a resource for information about project management training and certification.
Project Management Association: Our Objectives
The Project Management Association was established to provide information and training options for project managers at every stage of their career.
Our key objective is to advance the practice of project management in Ireland through 2 channels:
- We offer a resource where project managers can compare and contrast potential certifications, understand eligibility requirements, and select a course that is relevant to progressing their career.
- We provide quality-assured training in-line with widely recognised, global good practices.
Project Management Association: Our Certifications
We choose to offer training courses that lead to the highest calibre of project management qualifications. These certification options include PRINCE2®, Project Management Institute (PMI)® exam preparation courses, SCRUMstudy Agile and Scrum certifications, and QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) qualifications.
Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)
We are a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.
This means that we have been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.
Accredited Training Organisation (ATO)
Professional Development is a PeopleCert ATO. As we are part of Professional Development, this means that the PRINCE2® Courses we deliver are quality-assured.
Project Management Association: Our Approach to Training
We offer both public and in-house training programmes.
Our public courses run all year-round in Dublin, and have dates available for anyone to attend. These courses are delivered in venues located within easy reach of the M50, and take place over consecutive, midweek dates.
In-house training is a flexible format of delivery, where we come to your business location anywhere in Ireland. This style of training is delivered exclusively to your team, and can be tailored around your business needs and goals.
Our trainers are credentialed project managers, skilled at delivering project management training in an approachable, practical manner.
We also choose to work only with trainers who have extensive experience working on and leading projects.
In addition to providing training, we also create useful articles and guides to help you make the best decisions for your project management career and continuous education. Here are a few of the most popular articles and guides you’ll find within this site:
How to Become a Project Manager
A 3-minute guide, outlining 4 steps you need to take to become a trained, certified project manager.
Your Complete Guide to Choosing a Project Management Course
A PDF guide you can view instantly and download. This guide looks at why project management is important, and offers guidelines on choosing the right certification for your needs.
In-House Project Management Training
This article is a really useful resource for anyone who wants to train their team in project management methodologies.
A Guide to PRINCE2® Project Management
This PDF guide is an excellent tool for those who want to get to grips with PRINCE2® Project Management.
How Do I Get a PMP® Certification?
The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is perhaps the most popular qualification available for experienced project managers. This focused article outlines how you can work towards achieving a PMP® credential this year.
Get in Touch
If you would like to explore your project management career development options, but aren’t sure where to start, we would love to help out.
You can get in touch with us a number of ways. Click below to Ask A Question online, or call our training consultants on Freephone 1800 910 810 (Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.30pm, Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm).