22 Nov, 2017
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Audience

This course is ideal for:

  • Business professionals engaged in the management of IS or IT development projects.
  • Experienced IT professionals taking on project management or leadership responsibilities.
  • Established project managers who have not had the benefit of formal training and now wish to cement their knowledge and experience.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Duration

5 days.

Practical workshops are included throughout.

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

Course Objectives

On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of programme and project management
  • Know how the basic concepts of project management can be applied to manage and control programmes

Course Content

Background
The nature of programmes and projects.
Business strategies.
Project justification.
The project environment.
Risk and uncertainty.
Making decisions.

Projects and People
Management of change.
Role of project manager.
Leadership.
Team building.
Managing stakeholders.
Management of human resources.
Dealing with people.
Motivation.

Organising the Project
Project organisation.
Benefits of a systematic approach - A project management method.
Setting up a project.
Project organisation.
Client/contractor relationship.
Project lifecycle approach:
• Code and Fix.
• Waterfall.
• Spiral.
Communicating and reporting.
Project Initiation.
Project Estimation.
Project planning.
Identifying activities and dependencies.
Project deliverables.
Cost breakdown structure.
Product breakdown structure.
Management of risk.
Product and activity based planning.
Using automated tools.

Project Management and Control
Scheduling:
• Gantt charts.
• Network analysis.
Controlling a project.
Managing with stages.
Time boxes.
Managing product delivery – work packages.
Progress measurement.
Earned value analysis.
Taking corrective action.
Maintaining the schedule.
Controlling progress and cost.
Project recovery.

Managing Quality and Change
Change control.
Configuration management.
Quality management.
Software quality.
Test strategies.
Productivity tools.
Introduction to best practices.

The Business of Projects
Financial project appraisal.
Tendering and contracts.
Contract contents.
Outsourcing.
Managing the business case.

Project Completion
Decommissioning a project.
Identifying follow-on actions.
Project evaluation review.
Post-implementation review.

Exercises, Case Studies and Solutions
Case study scenario - project organisation.
Project brief.
Project business case - project justification.
Evaluating proposals.
Risk management.
Product breakdown structure.
Product flow diagram.
Network analysis.
Earned value analysis.
Team building.
Management of change.

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