Three-day Project Management for IT Professionals

Concrete practices for bringing a project in scope and on-time

Duration: 
3 days
Price: 
$1,395.00
Audience: 

IT professionals who require project planning and control skills as well as project management supporting tools.

Overview: 

This workshop provides participants with an organized method of planning, control and monitoring an IT project. In addition to basic definitions and concepts of project management, the course provides a proven “how to” project management methodology for initiating, planning, monitoring and controlling a project of any size and type. Course participants will benefit from a hands-on approach, with group workshops built around a case that includes IT components and which leads the participants to build a basic project plan. All materials taught are compliant with the guidelines established in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK®, from the Project Management Institute.

Topics: 

Introduction

Overview of an IT Project

  • What is an IT Project
  • Key Concepts and Definitions
  • Why IT Projects Fail
  • Benefits of Effective

Project Manangement

  • Project Organization Structures
  • Project Lifecycle Concepts
  • Project Management Processes and Methodology

Project Level Risk Analysis

  • Risk Management Components
  • Identification
  • Risk planning
  • Qualitative Assessment
  • Risk Response
  • Quantitative Assessment
  • Risk Discussion Workshop

Project Initiation

  • Project Identification
  • Project Definition
  • Initial Project Charter
  • Charter Workshop
  • Key Stakeholder Analysis
  • Discussion Workshop
  • Business Case/Feasibility Study

Project Planning

  • Scope Definition
  • Requirements
  • Updating the Project Charter
  • Work Breakdown Structures (Project Products)
  • WBS Dictionary
  • Workshop: WBS
  • Work Package Planning
  • WP Description
  • Work Package Activities
  • Workshop: WP Scoping
  • Estimating Resources
  • Time, scheduling and Cost
  • Workshops

Project Base Scheduling

  • Scheduling Terms
  • Optimization Process
  • Creating Critical Path Schedules
  • Scheduling Exercises
  • Schedule Impacts
  • Labour Contingency
  • Overhead Loss Time
  • Schedule Workshop
  • Schedule Analysis & Resource Levelling

Performance Budget/Baseline

  • Project Budget
  • Performance Budget
  • Workshop: Project Budget
  • Other Budget Types

Project Plan Approval

  • Update Project Charter
  • Workshop & Presentation

Project Execution & Control

  • Key Definitions
  • Transition to Execution
  • Issues Management

Scope Status

  • Verification
  • Quality
  • Change Control
  • Workshop: Change

Project Reporting

  • Work Package Plan Updating
  • Risks & Assumptions
  • Earned Value
  • Schedule & Budget
  • WP Summary Status
  • Project Level Status
  • Scope
  • Schedule
  • Budget
  • Earned Value
  • Project Status Report
  • Update Risk & Assumptions
  • Repository

Project Close Out and Benefits Realization

  • Close Out Process
  • Benefits Determination

Conclusions

Skills Taught: 

By the completion of the workshop, the participants will:

  • Be aware of project management definitions and basic concepts of project management.
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of people leadership in a project.
  • Be able to develop a project plan, using a proven project management methodology, which includes a project charter, work breakdown structure, estimates at the activity level by each resource, and a baseline project schedule and project budget.
  • Be able to set up and use the following control tools; change records and logs, risk and assumptions controls, issues and actions management.
  • Be able to set up and prepare project status reports.
  • Learn how to closeout a project upon completion.