Project Management in Information Technology

PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY “IT.PROJECTS”


Training Code: pm.Praxis Duration: 3 days Participants: 8-12 persons Format: Open group, Corporate

Description

The IT Project Management gives a structured aproach to development and implementation of the information technology.

On this course during three days students use the best industry practices of starting, planning, implementing, controlling and closing of the IT-project. They explore the common methodology and base tools of the project management in connection to IT-projects. The participants will:

  • acquire the working method for the transition from ideas and plans to the execution of specific tasks;
  • learn how to check the planning accuracy (both personal and of other team members);
  • have moved beyond understanding of the risk probability in project to real actions of risk mitigation;
  • learn how to create the obvious easy project reports and forecasts.

Key features

  • The effective methods of IT project management.
  • Discussion of the benefits and implications of different approaches to IT development.
  • Techniques of the resource estimation, and the tools for IT project monitoring and control.
  • Best praxis of the risk uncovering, analysing and control.
  • Leading methods of the IT project implementation in keeping with a schedule, in budget borders, in accordance with technical requirements and to achieve the client’s goal.

Target audience

  • CIO’s (to understand the processes and roles used for IT system development)
  • IT Project Managers (to extend and improve own skills)
  • Junior Project Managers (to speed up the own career advancement)
  • Senior Engineers and Team Leads (to understand what the project managers and top management require)

Topics

  1. Review of IT project management
  2. Project life cycles and adaptation
  3. Start of project
  4. Requirements management
  5. Developing and coordination of project plans
  6. Defining of scope
  7. Developing of schedule
  8. Budget planning
  9. Planning of anti-risk activities
  10. Team building
  11. Communication planning
  12. Project change management
  13. Project monitoring and control
  14. Check and acceptance of project deliverables
  15. Project conclusion

Workshops

  • Pre-test to assess the initial orientation in the field of project management (to determine the level of training of the group).
  • Group exercise on choosing of the IT project (as a case for the training) and the development of the Project Plan.
  • The skill training on understanding of clients requirements.
  • Group exercise on the Project Charter development.
  • Group exercise on the Project WBS development.
  • Individual-group test for the assessment of team problem solving of planning stages of the project.
  • Group exercise on the Project Schedule development and analysis by the critical path method.
  • Group exercise to identify the project milestones.
  • Group exercise on preparation of the project reports based on the S-curves, and the list of milestones.
  • Individual-group exercise on identification of project risks and planning responses to the risks.
  • Business game to test the skills of multiproject management in resource-limited environment, and the conflict resolution.
  • Task to collect lessons learned.
  • The final test to assess the completeness of learning material.

The knowledge and skills

Participants will gain in-depth knowledge in key concepts and terminology of IT project management. At the end of the training, participants acquire the following knowledge and skills:

  • Explain the basic concepts of the IT project management
  • Define and manage requirements for the IT project
  • Define the project life cycle
  • Define and build the project team
  • Develop the project charter
  • Develop the project management plan and baselines
  • Define and breakdown the project scope
  • Create the realistic project schedule
  • Analyze the project budget (no matter in money or in manpower, it depends on your organisation policy only)
  • Define and manage the project risks
  • Develop the project communication plan
  • Work at the resource-limited conditions
  • Manage the IT product life cycle
  • Make changes to the project baselines (cost, schedule, scope)
  • Develop the project status report
  • Organize the check and acceptance of the project deliverables
  • Close the project properly, and collect the lessons learned