Managing IT Projects

Core Project Management Courses

You will learn to:

  • Apply essential project management tools, techniques and principles
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of project managers across the IT project life cycle
  • Define and develop the foundations of a project plan, including the project requirements document (PRD), work breakdown structure (WBS), budget, schedule, and other resources
  • Manage and control the project against the baseline
  • Close out a project effectively

Course Synopsis

This course addresses all areas of IT project management, as well as the role of the project manager and the project team at each phase of the project life cycle, helping you gain the foundation, basic experience, techniques and tools to manage each stage of your project. You’ll learn techniques to determine customer requirements, set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs, get the most from your project management team, and utilise project management tools to get the work done on time and within budget. By extending traditional project management concepts into the IT arena, this course will help you gain an understanding of the strategies and skills necessary to manage IT projects of any size. You’ll take home powerful tools to enhance your IT project management capabilities, as well as written text in your course binder explaining the concepts in each unit for reference. In addition, you’ll receive Dictionary of Project Management Terms, Third Edition, by J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP.
You’ll learn IT project management skills through hands-on exercises, interactive case studies and relevant discussions with your peers and an experienced IT project management instructor. This approach allows you to practice new skills and ask questions as you assimilate a broad array of practical experiences that can immediately be applied when you return to the workplace.
Reminder: Participants taking this course should not take Managing Projects.

Course 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
  • 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
  • Identifying and articulating customer requirements
  • Functional vs. technical requirements
  • Methods for gathering requirements
  • Developing a requirements traceability methodology
Planning Phase
  • Key components of the project plan
  • Constructing a work breakdown structure
  • Building a project schedule
  • Estimating duration, resources and costs
  • Risk management and response planning
  • Subsidiary management plans
Design Phase
  • Major activities of the preliminary and detailed design activities
  • The technical specification document
  • Design techniques used in developing the technical solution
  • Make or buy decision methodology
Construction Phase
  • Developing a project team
  • 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
  • Understanding the “go-live” transition responsibilities of the project manager
  • Developing scope verification and customer acceptance strategies

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Open enrolment course information

Professional Development Units (PDUs): 22.5

Technical Project Management (PDUs): 22.50

Leadership (PDUs): 0.00

Strategic & Business Management (PDUs): 0.00

Duration: 3 days

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This course is available in eTraining format. If you choose to take up this course in eTraining format, there is a 42-days window to complete the course.
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PMBOK® Guide knowledge areas:

  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Human Resources Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Risk Management