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IT Project Management: Identify, Plan, Assess, and Manage Typical IT Projects

Course Code: STT ITPM
Length: 3 Days
Tuition: $1,595.00

Schedule for this Course

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Course Description:

This is an instructor-led course by a trainer who spent 30 years as an IT Project Manager. Because of this, students of this project management training course report major improvements in project estimation, increased credibility with their customers, effective risk management, better control over scope and schedule changes, and an overall satisfaction with the positive impact on their company's operations.

Learn the fundamentals and best practices of project management methodology as applied to IT initiatives, and practice and master the skills you need to deliver IT projects on time, within budget, and to specification. Examine all aspects of IT projects, including hardware, software, vendor relationships, communicating with different audiences, and working with virtual teams. Learn to determine project scope through effective requirements identification, set and manage stakeholder expectations, identify and manage IT risks, and meet quality standards. Learn how to overcome the most common pitfalls of IT project success.

TARGETED AUDIENCE: This course is mainly designed to prepare IT project managers, novice or experienced, with project management skills needed to better manage IT projects. The objective of this course is to provide a foundation to prepare students, as future IT project managers, IT engineers, or system architects, to play leading roles in the application and management of the demanding needs of IT companies and products. The audience who take this course will likely improve their management skills and abilities to define the project scope, create a workable project management plan, and manage within the budget and schedule.

The course covers a lot of material yet is run in a relaxed manner and teaches how to manage projects rather than how to administer a methodology. Built along the IT project management lifecycle, this course covers detailed topics of the basic concepts of IT project management, including initiating, planning, controlling, executing, and closing projects. The course also shows how IT projects should be managed, from inception to post implementation review. 

UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand the job roles of an IT project manager
  • Recognize the key issues during the IT project management procedures
  • Describe the best practices in IT project management processes
  • Create a meaningful Project Management Plan for stakeholder communications
  • Build a performing organization and skilled project team for the deliverables
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Establish project estimates
  • Develop a project schedule
  • Plan for risk management, identify and monitor project risks
  • Manage overall change control for baseline stability
  • Control project execution processes, utilizing configuration management practices
  • Administer the close of a project with close-out strategies
  • Build up the baseline knowledge for further career in IT project management fields.

Prerequisites

n/a

Course Outline:

The course describes in a readily understandable way on how projects should be managed. The course covers:

  • Project management principles - including what constitutes good, useful project management standards.
  • Project roles and responsibilities – defining project sponsor, project manager, team leader and many more.
  • Project definition - turning ideas into defined, planned projects.
  • Project planning, estimating and resourcing - listing the techniques for planning and estimating how much the project might cost; top down and bottom up methods; rules of thumb; ensuring user resources, are assigned to IT projects
  • Project issue management - how to manage issues, not just log and forget them; sample issue forms.
  • Project risk management - assessing and managing risk; includes a very comprehensive risk checklist and a sample risk register.
  • Project quality management - walking through inspections, prototyping simulations, quality measurements, cause analysis.
  • Project change management – introducing mechanisms for controlling change requests; who controls change; sample change request forms.
  • Project controlling and reporting - how to use project status data, compare to plan and identify problems, how to report status vs. plan data at team level, project manager level and project sponsor level.
  • Communication management, stakeholder collaboration and team building – discussing the methods for communicating inside and outside of the project teams, and building up an effective team.
  • IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) - introducing the basic principle of technical support processes of IT projects.

PROJECT PRACTICE

During this course, the student has a chance to work in teams, for an IT project management practice assignment, using hands-on exercises. 

WHO NEEDS TO ATTEND

IT professionals, IT project managers, IT managers, IT project team members, associate project managers, project managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, product managers, and program managers

RECOMMENDED FOLLOW-ON COURSE:

Business Analysis: Bridging Success toward Your Company’s Goals

At the completion of the training, participants qualify for 21 hours of classroom instruction towards certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) or the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®).
 

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