Private - IT Project Management (2 Days)
About course

While all generally accepted practices in modern project management apply to Information Technology (IT) projects, due to the sometimes intangible aspects of IT projects, there are specific considerations which should be addressed in IT projects to ensure success. Critical among these considerations are the expectations and needs of the end user, specific rights and responsibilities of stakeholders, various product development life cycles for specific types of IT projects and key success factors that have been proven through research and practice throughout the history of the Information Technology industry.

This course provides accepted and proven principles and techniques for the management of IT projects by addressing stakeholder expectations and key success factors necessary to ensure project success.

Who should attend

This course should be attended by practicing IT project managers and personnel who have a solid understanding of fundamentals of project management and the PMI® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

Course features

The purpose of this course is to address why many IT projects fail, what allows IT projects to be successful, and what Key Success Factors must be addressed to ensure project success. Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the rights of key project stakeholders and why some IT projects fail
  • Be able to influence expectations of customer and management
  • Be able to choose an appropriate life cycle model for IT projects
  • Improve project planning, estimating, scheduling and communications
  • Be able to identify projects in trouble and be able to implement effective escalation processes for recovery
Course outline

Foundations for Success

  • Rights of Key Stakeholders
  • Reasons Projects Fail
  • Key Success Factors

Project Initiation

  • Setting Expectations
  • Project Proposals and Plans
  • IT Life Cycle Models

Project Planning

  • Scope Planning
  • Estimating and Scheduling
  • Communications, Procurement and Risk Planning

Project Execution

  • Requirements Gathering
  • Elements of Project Reviews
  • Troubled Projects and Escalation Practices

Project Closeout

  • Closeout of IT Projects
  • Lessons Learned

The IT Project Manager

  • Skills and Behaviors
Course information
Duration: 14 hours
Earn: 14 PDUs
Delivery Method: Virtual or Traditional Classroom
Knowledge areas addressed

This course addresses the following knowledge areas of the PMI® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide):

  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Schedule Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Communications Management