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Information Technology Project Management

Duration: 3 days
Course Price: $1,350

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT (21 PDUs)

Nature of this class

This training course is a highly-interactive experience that combines lectures, individual and group workshop exercises, and case-study discussions to demonstrate and experience the effective use of the knowledge and tools taught.  Students should complete the class with a strong sense of practical usefulness of the material as well as an academic understanding of the best-practices in the field of IT project management.  This class does not directly lead to any particular certification exam in project management; however, the material covered is strongly based on globally-accepted project management best practices.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be:

  • Able to apply recognized practices of project management and understand a project's life cycle, roles, and necessary skills to effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project.
  • Accurately define and differentiate a Program, a Project Management Lifecycle/Framework and a Systems Development Lifecycle
  • Create key project management plan documents (e.g. Work Breakdown Structure, Statement of Work and Scope Statement).
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of key project management techniques (e.g. Earned Value Management, Critical Path Method, Schedule Compression and Network Diagramming Methods).
  • Effectively manage a project and implement newly learned project management skills, concepts and methodology in current work processes to achieve better project results

Who Should Attend

If you are taking this course, you probably are an IT manager or practitioner and are responsible to manage the IT portions of many business projects. This class is an excellent way for “general” project managers to become familiar with Information Technology projects and for IT staff that have learned their PM skills “on-the-job” to become familiar with standard best practices.

Course Materials

You will receive a custom book specific for this class, workshop handouts and guides, and case study materials

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT (21 PDUs)

Nature of this class

This training course is a highly-interactive experience that combines lectures, individual and group workshop exercises, and case-study discussions to demonstrate and experience the effective use of the knowledge and tools taught.  Students should complete the class with a strong sense of practical usefulness of the material as well as an academic understanding of the best-practices in the field of IT project management.  This class does not directly lead to any particular certification exam in project management; however, the material covered is strongly based on globally-accepted project management best practices.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be:

  • Able to apply recognized practices of project management and understand a project's life cycle, roles, and necessary skills to effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project.
  • Accurately define and differentiate a Program, a Project Management Lifecycle/Framework and a Systems Development Lifecycle
  • Create key project management plan documents (e.g. Work Breakdown Structure, Statement of Work and Scope Statement).
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of key project management techniques (e.g. Earned Value Management, Critical Path Method, Schedule Compression and Network Diagramming Methods).
  • Effectively manage a project and implement newly learned project management skills, concepts and methodology in current work processes to achieve better project results

Who Should Attend

If you are taking this course, you probably are an IT manager or practitioner and are responsible to manage the IT portions of many business projects. This class is an excellent way for “general” project managers to become familiar with Information Technology projects and for IT staff that have learned their PM skills “on-the-job” to become familiar with standard best practices.

Course Materials

You will receive a custom book specific for this class, workshop handouts and guides, and case study materials

Prerequisites
There are no formal prerequisites for this class. Some experience working on or leading project work is expected.

Course Outline

  • Overview of global project management standards and frameworks
  • Overview of global IT and business management standards and frameworks
  • Understanding how IT projects integrate into larger enterprise business architecture.
  • Ideal IT integration strategies for a business
  • A checklist for stakeholders critical for IT project success
  • What to require before committing to a project
  • Understand the differences between project/program management processes and IT development lifecycles/systems
  • Understand the three types of work business needs to manage
  • A working definition of a project
  • Planning the IT part of a project
  • Determining Business, Functional, and Technical Requirements
  • Understand the need for flexibility for Cost, Time, Resources, Customer Satisfaction (“Iron Pyramid”)
  • How to get a clear delineation of Deliverables and Quality
  • Choosing a Development Framework – When and why to use each.
  • Determining the order of operations of the activities of a project
    • Evaluating the Critical Path
  • Creating a project plan that all stakeholders find useful
    • Planning at the Program Level
    • Planning at the Project Level
    • Planning at the Phase Level
    • Planning at the Activity/Task Level
      • Effort
      • Duration
      • Resources
      • Scheduling
      • Costs/Budget
      • Baselining
      • Issue and Risk Planning
  • Monitoring and Reporting Execution Progress
    • Calculating Earned Value
    • Schedule Updates
    • Budget Updates
    • Managing the Critical Path
    • Managing Project Quality
    • Managing Variances
    • Mitigating Scope Creep
  • Project/Sub-Project Closure
    • Developing An Operational Transfer Plan
    • Managing Documentation
    • Writing a Project Closure Report
    • Obtaining Final, Formal Sign-Off
    • Documenting Lesions Learned
    • Managing Administrative Closure
  • Moving to the next phase/project
  • Class close and evaluations
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