Managing IT Projects Effectively

Managing IT Projects Effectively

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Program Objectives:
By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
  • Manage Information Technology (IT) projects using project management methodology.
  • Master fundamental project management skills, concepts and techniques.
  • Link project requirements and objectives to stakeholders’ needs in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Set realistic measurable objectives and estimate project costs and schedules using proven techniques.
  • Develop a work breakdown structure and a project schedule.
  • Establish an effective project control and monitoring process for IT Projects.
Who should attend:
Project managers and senior professionals who seek to manage small to large-sized projects or to broaden their knowledge and improve their skills in the key functions of project management.
Program Outline
Overview of IT Project Management
  • Defining Project and Project Management in IT
  • Common Project Characteristics
  • Working with Client/End User
  • Skills Needed by IT Project Manager
  • Challenges in IT Project Management
  • IT Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities
  • IT Project Life Cycle
  • IT Project Structure
Project Concept
  • Assessing Business Needs and Opportunities
  • Developing Project Concept
  • Evaluating Financial Benefits/Costs
  • Identifying Stakeholders
  • Establishing Conceptual Solutions
  • Developing the Business Case
Project Requirements
  • Gathering and Defining Requirements
  • Functional and Non-Functional Requirements
  • Prioritizing Requirements
  • Documenting Requirements
Project Planning
  • Building Work Breakdown Structure
  • Estimating Project Duration and Resources
  • Activity Sequencing
  • Network Diagram
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Schedule Planning
  • Gantt Charts
  • Milestone Charts
  • Resource Planning
  • Resource Leveling
  • Cost Estimating
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Subsidiary Management Plans
Project Design
  • Developing Preliminary Design
  • Performing Gap Analysis
  • Prototype IT Solution
  • Preparing Technical Specifications Documentation
  • Design Techniques
  • Solution Alternatives
Project Implementation and Closeout
  • Managing Project Team
  • Conflict Management
  • Managing Stakeholders
  • Managing Schedule
  • Managing Cost
  • Administering Contracts
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Guidelines for Regaining Project Control
  • Performing Quality Assurance
  • System Testing
  • Change Management
  • Delivery and Transitioning
  • Administrative and Contractual Closeout Phase
  • Guidelines for Project Closeout
Introduction to the Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Definition of Project Office
  • PMO Functions
  • Project Office Types
  • Benefits from Each Project Office Type
  • Roles and Responsibilities

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Date And Time

2021-03-19 @ 09:00 AM to
02:00 PM

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