Ireland Chapter of PMI

Cork: New Members Event

Cork: New Members Event

Event for members who have joined chapter in the last year. Location is Kingsley Hotel

6.30pm - Networking

6.45pm - Brendan Mannix - Applying Project Management to Operational Readiness Planning

7.15pm - Break 

7.30pm - Seamus Collins - The Sixth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide

8.15pm – Close

8.30pm – New Member drinks & finger food reception

Brendan Mannix

Brendan Mannix

Brendan Mannix has over 20 years’ experience in Program and Project Management working in Ireland and internationally (UK, Australia, New Zealand & Europe) with companies such as Siemens and RPS.  He has set up Project Management Offices delivering infra-structure, equipment and technical services projects to government and multi-national companies across a number of industries.  In recent years, Brendan has been leading complex technical and organisational change projects in the life sciences sector.

Topic: Applying Project Management to Operational Readiness Planning

When a new facility is being built, much of the project management focus goes on the delivery of expensive buildings and equipment.  The need to make sure that the people, processes and systems needed to operate the facility are in place is an important, but often overlooked, factor which can lead to major problems during handover.  In this talk, Brendan Mannix will discuss how to apply project management tools in Operational Readiness Planning to ensure a successful transition from start-up to day-to-day operations.



Seamus Collins

Seamus Collins

The Sixth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide is on the way

The Project Management Institute regularly updates its various project management-related standards and the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is no exception. Through constant revision, the Guide maintains its relevance and reflects emerging trends in project management.

Since 2013 the fifth edition of the Guide has been in use and the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam has been based on this material. However, the sixth edition is scheduled for publication in Q3 of this year and the PMP® exam will be based on the sixth edition from Q1 2018 onwards.

We cannot deliver any courses on the new Edition until it is officially released. This presentation to the Chapter is to point out the major changes to expect in the sixth edition. We will discuss the improvements to address gaps that you may have felt with previous editions. While there is a significant amount of new material included in this new edition, there have been efforts to make the text easier to read.

If you have been thinking about doing the PMP® exam, but have not got around to it, it might be worth considering passing exam before the end of this year. Or as a result of this discussion, you may decide to wait. The attending PMP’s will help you decide!


About Seamus Collins:

CEO of International training provider in Project & Program Management

  • NUI Degree in Electrical Engineering from UCC – 1995
  • Diploma in Project Management from UCC – 2007
  • International Project Management Association certified – 2007
  • Certificate in Education and continuing Education 2007
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) – 2007
  • Scheduling Professional (PMP-SP) certification from the PMI– 2012
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification from the PMI – 2014

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Event Properties

Event Date 31-May-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date 31-May-2017 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-May-2017
Individual Price Free
Location Kingsley Hotel
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