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Managing IT Projects

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Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-led Training 22.5 22.5 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Virtual Instructor-led Training 22.5 22.5 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
e-Training 28 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0
Delivery Method Instructor-led Training Virtual Instructor-led Training e-Training
PDU Total 22.5 22.5 28
Technical PMP/PgMp 22.5 22.5 0
Leadership 0 0 0
Strategy 0 0 0
PMI RMP 0 0 0
PMI SP 8 8 9
PMI ACP 0 0 0
PfMP 0 0 0
PMI PBA 0 0 0
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Synopsis

Today’s IT projects present unique challenges to the project manager, requiring coordination with many stakeholders and integration of various technological capabilities. In this comprehensive introductory course, delegates discover critical success factors and hidden risks inherent in IT projects and leave with an understanding of strategies and techniques developed in the field by experienced IT project managers for successfully managing IT projects.

This course addresses all areas of IT project management: hardware, software, systems integration, communications and human resources. It addresses the role of the project manager and the project team at each phase of the project lifecycle, helping participants gain the foundation, basic experience, techniques and tools to manage each stage of their project. They learn techniques to determine customer requirements, set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs, get the most from their project management team, and utilise project management tools to get work done on time and within budget.

By extending traditional project management concepts into the IT arena, this course provides an understanding of the strategies and skills necessary to manage IT projects of any size by using powerful tools that will enhance IT project management capabilities, as well as written text which explain the concepts in each unit for reference. In addition, delegates will receive the Dictionary of Project Management Terms, Third Edition, by J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP.

Participants will learn IT project management skills through hands-on exercises, interactive case studies and relevant discussions with their peers and the experienced IT project management instructor, an approach which allows them to practice new skills and ask questions in order to assimilate a broad array of practical experiences that can immediately be applied on return to the workplace.

Reminder: Participants taking this course should not take Managing Projects.

Learn
  • Define the role of the IT project manager
  • Develop a results-driven project management team
  • Identify, interpret, and manage the real project requirements
  • Develop a focused project plan to manage IT projects
  • Estimate IT project costs and schedules using proven techniques
  • Find solutions to problems specifically related to IT projects

This course uses digital materials.

Topics
  • Overview of IT Project Management
     

    Definition and characteristics of IT project management

    Common reasons why IT projects fail

    Critical factors for IT project success

    The IT project life cycle and the activities of each life cycle phase

    Project processes common to all projects

  • Concept Phase

    Selecting and funding IT projects

    Identifying key project stakeholders

    The purpose and content of an IT business case

    Preparing a project charter

  • Requirements Phase  

    Identify and articulate customer requirements

    Distinguishing between functional and technical requirements

    Using different methods for gathering requirements

    Developing a requirements traceability methodology

  • Planning Phase

    Key components of the project plan and the planning process

    Constructing a work breakdown structure showing all work components

    Building a project schedule

    Estimating duration, resources, and costs

    Risk management planning and risk response planning

    Subsidiary management plans including communications, procurement, and quality

  • Design Phase

    Major activities of the preliminary and detailed design activities

    Typical content of the technical specification document

    Design techniques used in developing the technical solution

    Make or buy decision methodology

  • Construction Phase

    Developing a project team to build and deliver the product

    Quality assurance activities, testing and audits

    Assessing project performance

    Developing and using a change request methodology

    Developing risk response strategies

  • Delivery Phase

    Key activities of the delivery phase

    Four major product/system conversion strategies

    Understand the "go-live" transition responsibilities of the project manager

    Develop scope verification and customer acceptance strategies

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