IT Project Management

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IT Project Management

OVERVIEW

In the current competitive economic environment, IT projects meet unique challenges where is no room in budgets, nor justification, for project delays or cost overruns. IT means different things to different people. This course is designed to show you how to manage an IT project successfully, phase-by-phase, step-by-step, from proposal through deployment, operations and support; manage complex IT projects with a minimum of resources and this course is NOT an academic discussion of project management theory.

This course presents the root causes of project failure, IT Project Lifecycle, Methodology and Project Management processes, techniques, tips and tools. You will learn techniques to determine customer requirements, set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs, get the most from your team, and utilize effective project management methods, techniques, tips and tools to get work done on time and within budget to ensure IT project success.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Engaging stakeholder commitment
  • Develop a focused project plan for IT projects
  • Estimate IT project costs and schedules using proven techniques
  • Find solutions to top root causes for project failure and problems of IT

COURSE DURATION

The course consists of 24 hours of instruction taught in a three-day program, including lecture and hands-on exercises.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • IT Project Management Overview: Project management framework; IT project management characteristics; Common causes of the failure of IT projects; Critical success factors for IT projects; IT project life cycle; Project processes
  • Initiating Phase: Selecting and funding IT projects; Project stakeholders’ identification; Project definition and scope management; Prepare a project charter.
  • Requirement & Analysis Phase: Identify customer requirements; Develop a requirements traceability methodology.
  • Planning & Design Phase: Key components of project plan; Create a work breakdown structure; Develop schedule; Estimate resources and cost; Create risk management plan and risk responses; Describe subsidiary management plans including communications, procurement, quality and stakeholder.
  • Construction, Testing & Implementation Phase: Quality assurance, testing and audits; Team development; Managing Risk; Managing and controlling stakeholder engagement; Assessing and monitoring project performance; Develop and use change request methodology.
  • Transition to Operation & Support Phase: Key activities of transition phase; Understand the “go-live” transition; Develop scope validation and customer acceptance strategies.

All Participants will get:

  • Course Materials
  • Stationery
  • Certificates
  • Meals (1x lunch and 2x coffee breaks)