Managing IT Projects Effectively

Why Attend

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and the skills needed to successfully manage an Information Technology (IT) project from inception to closure. Participants in this interactive course will learn all the critical tools and techniques required to play a leading role as an IT project manager. We will cover important topics such as analyzing requirements, preparing project plans, developing project budgets, leading the project team and evaluating the overall performance.

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Course Objectives

  • Manage information technology projects using different project management methodologies
  • Evaluate the business case of IT projects to ensure feasibility and proper justifications
  • Relate project requirements and objectives to stakeholders’ needs in a clear and compelling manner
  • Explain fundamental project planning activities and processes and set realistic measurable objectives in terms of time and cost using proven project planning techniques
  • Identify the role of the project manager during the design and the implementation phases of the project

Target Audience

Project managers and senior IT professionals who seek to manage small to large size IT projects or to broaden their knowledge in the key project management functions. This course is designed to complement the technical knowledge of IT professionals involved in an IT project with the necessary project management skills.
  • Overview of IT project management
    • How are IT projects different?
    • Risks associated with IT projects
    • System development life cycle
      • Waterfall model
      • Incremental model
      • Basic iterative model
      • Agile development model
    • IT project manager roles and responsibilities
  • Project concept
    • Assessing business needs and opportunities
    • Developing business case
    • Identifying stakeholders
    • Establishing conceptual solutions
    • Project charter
  • Project requirements
    • Gathering and defining requirements
    • Functional requirements
    • Non-functional requirements
    • Requirements gathering techniques
    • Documenting requirements
  • Project planning
    • Building work breakdown structure
    • Critical path analysis
    • Gantt charts
    • Milestone charts
  • Project design
    • Developing preliminary design
    • Performing gap analysis
    • Prototyping IT solutions
    • Preparing technical specifications documentation
  • Project implementation and Delivery
    • Managing project team
    • Earned value analysis
    • Delivery conversion strategy
    • Acceptance testing
    • Developing the “go-live” transitioning
    • Project closeout

This course has not been scheduled, however you can request for In-House training