Managing IT Projects Effectively


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  • Project Management

Course Description

 
 
Why Attend
 
The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and the skills needed to successfully manage an 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 in analyzing the requirements, preparing project plans, developing project budgets, leading the project team and evaluating the overall performance.
 
Course Methodology
 
This course relies on the use of individual and group exercises aimed at helping participants learn all the key activities related to contract management. The course also features the use of a number of case studies and role plays by participants followed by discussions. In addition, this course incorporates pre and post testing.
 
Course Objectives
 
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Manage Information Technology (IT) 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
  • Outline all the activities during the execution phase and establish an effective control process to ensure execution in line with the project plans
 
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 compliment the technical knowledge of the IT professionals who are involved in an IT project with the necessary project management skills. Meirc is assigned as a Registered Educational Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This program is worth 30 PDUs.
 
Target Competencies
 
Project management
Information Technology (IT) management
Developing project planning and scheduling
Understanding project costing
Capital budgeting
Developing project control
Risk management
 
Course Outline
 
Overview of Information Technology (IT) project management
 
Defining project management terminologies
Common project characteristics
Working with end users
Skills needed by IT project manager
Challenges in IT project management
IT project life cycle
IT project structure
IT project manager roles and responsibilities
 
Project concept
 
Assessing business needs and opportunities
Developing project concept
Evaluating financial benefits and costs
Identifying stakeholders
Establishing conceptual solutions
Developing the business case
 
Project requirements
 
Gathering and defining requirements
Functional and non-functional requirements
Analyzing and prioritizing requirements
Documenting requirements
 
Project planning
 
Building work breakdown structure
Estimating project duration and resources
Activity sequencing
Network diagram
Critical path analysis
Schedule planning
Gantt charts
Milestone charts
Resource planning
Resource leveling
Cost estimating
Risk management planning
Subsidiary management plans
 
Project design
 
Developing preliminary design
Performing gap analysis
Prototyping IT solution
Preparing technical specifications documentation
Design techniques
Solution alternatives
 
Project implementation and closeout
 
Managing project team
Conflict management
Managing stakeholders
Managing schedule
Managing cost
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