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Project Management for IT Professionals
Project Management Fundamentals for IT Professionals
Developed for Information Technology Environments
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Traditinal Classroom
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3 Days
21 PDUs / 2.1 CEUs
Virtual Classroom / On-Demand Learning
Course No.:
Six 3-hour sessions
18 PDUs / 1.8 CEUs
Course Level:

An understanding of the project management approach


About the Program
A number of factors impact the new project manager’s role within IT – for instance, the need to fully integrate IT into the business improvement process and the advent of distributed technology and Business Process Reengineering. As a result, the range of activities required of a new project manager has greatly increased, as well as the range of people with whom he or she interacts. This workshop enables you to minimize the problems inherent in managing a systems development project.

Who Should Attend
This Project Management workshop is designed for:

  • Information technology professionals
  • Product managers
  • Systems and software developers
  • Systems analysts and IT managers
  • Business people who are involved in IT projects

Performance Focus

  • Practical, systematic approach to managing IT projects along with project management skills and concepts
  • Realistic planning and control, along with other project management activities, to maximize the probability of project success
  • You will leave the program with a workable plan of action for managing IT projects effectively – and the skills needed to make the plan succeed

What You Will Learn
You’ll learn how to:

  • Articulate the benefit of using a project management methodology, processes, and various life cycles for IT projects
  • Articulate on various standards and maturity models that provide benefits to performing organizations that manage IT projects
  • Describe governance, gating, and the processes required for project origination
  • Conduct a stakeholder analysis and describe its benefits throughout the project life cycle
  • Gather good requirements, develop a work breakdown structure (WBS), and establish a baseline project plan
  • Execute against the baseline project plan while managing change and configuration items
  • Monitor and control the project activities using the baseline project plan and earned value management concepts
  • Close the project by conducting scope verification, procurement audits, gathering lessons learned, archiving project records, and releasing resources

Course Overview

  • Getting Started
    • Course goal
    • Course structure
    • Course goals and objectives
  • Foundation Concepts
    • Key definitions and concepts
    • Methodologies, processes, and project life cycles
    • Project success factors and the benefits of standards and models 
  • Project Originating and Initiating
    • Originating projects
    • Initiating projects
  • Planning Stakeholder Engagement and Human Resources Management
    • Planning stakeholder engagement
    • Planning human resources management
    • Developing effective leadership skills
  • Planning Scope and Quality Management
    • Planning project scope
    • Planning project quality
  • Planning Time Management
    • Planning project time
    • Identifying schedule activities
    • Sequencing schedule activities
    • Estimating activity resources and time
    • Developing project schedule
    • Optimizing the project schedule
  • Planning Risk and Cost Management
    • Planning for project risks
    • Planning project costs
    • Estimating project costs
    • Developing a project budget
  • Planning Communication and Procurement Management
    • Planning project communications
    • Planning project procurements
  • Project Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing
    • Project executing
    • Project monitoring and controlling
    • Project closing
  • Summary
    • What did we learn, and how can we implement this in our work environment?

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