22 Nov, 2017
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Audience

This course is aimed at IT professionals who are new to project management and require a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the IT project management life cycle.

Prerequisites

No previous knowledge of project management is assumed, other than a basic awareness of project work in the delegate’s own business environment.

Duration

3 days.

Course material is delivered through instructor-led lectures and practical workshops.

This course is available on site only. Please call for details.

Course Objectives

The course aims to develop the range of business and interpersonal skills and project management techniques required to manage today’s IT projects. Extensive use is made of case study materials which cover the life of a project from initiation to closure.

By attending this course and the exam you’ll not only acquire the skills and techniques to deliver successful IT projects - you’ll be able to prove it to your organisation and its clients!

Delegates will learn:

  • The phases of an IT project.
  • How to define the scope of a project.
  • Risk management.
  • Planning and estimating techniques.
  • How to track the project’s progress.
  • How to manage the project team.
  • How to control change.
  • The aspects of project closure.

Course Content

Day One - Initiation
The nature of projects and project work.
The IT project management life cycle.
Identifying business requirements.
Stakeholder analysis.
Creating a scope document.
Risk management .
Structure, organisation and responsibilities.

Day Two - Planning
The need for project planning and control.
Outline and detailed planning techniques.
Work breakdown structures.
Identifying resource requirements.
Estimating effort, duration and cost.
Adjustments, allowances and contingency.
Activity networks and critical path analysis.
Schedules and Gantt charts.

Day Three - Execution and Closure
Managing quality.
Change control procedures.
Collecting and analysing progress information.
Dealing with issues.
Taking corrective action.
Managing the project team.
Managing project closure.

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