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In today`s dynamically changing business environment projects are initiated under tighter budgetary, resource and time constraints than ever before. This seminar focuses on the core project management skills required to manage an Information Technology project and will provide the attendees with proven "real life" tools and techniques applied to an IT Project case study.
Unit 1 – Introduction
Unit 2 – The Project Management Framework
What is a Project?
Discussion – Why are IT Projects So Challenging?
Challenges with IT Projects
How do you define success?
Where do projects come from?
Why is there interest in project management?
What is Project Management?
Goals of Project Management
Role of the Project Manager
Program Management/Portfolio Management
Role of the PMO
Phases & Life Cycles
Product Life Cycle
Life Cycle Models
Exercise – Choose a Life Cycle Model
What is a Process?
Underlying PM Concept
Unit 3 – Concept Phase
Business Case for the project
Exercise – Identify Project Stakeholders
Exercise – Develop a Project Charter
Rolling Wave Planning
Unit 4 – Analysis Phase
Project Management Plan
The Management Plans
Project Scope Management Plan
Exercise – Review a Project Scope Management Plan
Requirements Gathering Techniques
Exercise – Gather a project`s Business Requirements
Exercise – Prioritize the Requirements
Configuration Management System
Requirements Management Plan
Exercise – Create a Project Scope Statement
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Steps for Decomposing a project
Exercise – Develop a WBS
Unit 5 – Design Phase
Developing the schedule
Determining the Activities
Exercise – Develop an Activity List
Schedule Network Diagrams
Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
Types of PDM Dependencies
Leads and Lags
Exercise – Create a Project Schedule Network Diagram
Estimating Task Durations
Duration vs. Effort
Exercise – Estimate Activity Durations
Estimate Resource Requirements
Developing the Schedule
Schedule Analytical Techniques
Critical Path Method (CPM)
Exercise – CPM Calculation
CPM Critical Path
Exercise – Develop the Project Schedule and Identify the Critical Path
Exercise – Compress a project schedule
Developing the Project Budget
Cost Baseline Curve
Determining the Cost Baseline
Exercise – Develop a high-level Project Budget
What is Quality?
Cost of Quality
Product vs. Process Quality
Planning for Quality
The Quality Management Plan
Quality Management Plan Components
Exercise – Review a Project Quality Management Plan
Planning Project Communications
Project Communications Management Plan Components
Communications Planning Table
Exercise – Create a Communications Plan
Risk Management – A Structured Approach
Risk Management Planning
Exercise – Identify Project Risks
What is a Probability/Impact Grid?
Exercise – Assess the previously identified risks
Responding to Risks
Risk Response Strategies
Exercise – Plan Risk Responses
Contracting on a Project
Setting the Performance Measurement Baselines
Unit 6 – Build Phase
Project Plan Execution
Distributing Project Information
Project Team Development
Stages of team Development
Exercise – Determining variances off the project plan
Unit 7 – Test Phase
Tracking and Controlling Activities
Reacting to Variances
Exercise – Make recommendations for dealing with project variances
Change Control Process
Unit 8 – Deploy Phase
Transitioning the team
Discussion – What typically happens during your project`s deployment?
Unit 9 – Project Closeout
Maintenance/ Support Activities
Maintenance/ Support Concerns
Formal Project Closure
Discussion – What typically happens during project closeout?
This seminar uses the context of an IT project case study to allow the participant to practically apply the tools and techniques covered in the class. Using this case study, the participants, working in teams, will work on the following exercises:
who are responsible for the delivery of projects in a cross-functional environment.
3 Days Course