Project Management Principles for IT Professionals - LDL Delivery
CLASS DATE(s):
8/3/2020 - 8/5/2020

COURSE LENGTH: 3 Days

COURSE COST: $1485

COURSE TIMES: 10:00am - 5:00pm

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COURSE OVERVIEW

3 Day Course
18 PDUs
Course Overview:
With tight pressure to cut costs and yet implement technology quickly, IT project managers are under severe pressure to complete projects on time, on budget, and at the promised quality. Yet industry figures consistently show that 90 percent of major IT project initiatives fail to be completed both on time and on budget. This course delves into the unique challenges of managing IT projects, and offers a roadmap to success. This course will prepare candidates for CompTia's Project+ Exam.

AUDIENCE AND PREREQUISITES

This course is designed to develop competency and professionalism in IT Project Management, including the necessary business knowledge, interpersonal skills, and project management processes required to successfully manage IT projects. This course will also prepare candidates for CompTIA's Project+ Exam.

To ensure your success, we recommend you first take Project Management Fundamentals and have a basic working knowledge of MS Project or equivalent knowledge

  

*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch, required in your registration. Please refer to your Enrollment Sales Order or Invoice for the additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us (learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244). Course is subject to minimum enrollment. Course is scheduled to run as a live distance learning class.

COURSE TOPICS:


At Course Completion
Perform discovery and analysis to determine the true nature of the problem or opportunity, ascertain its relevance and feasibility, and identify associated risks
Establish the high-level timetable and budget for the project
Create the project planning documents, including Scope Statement, Project Charter, and Statement of Work
Create the documents that lay the foundation for the project -
Conduct the management planning activities that result in the development of the project plan, used to control the execution process of the project
Determine the ideal team composition, recruit, negotiate for, and assign team members
Define a strategy for monitoring the project iteratively, calculate schedule and budget variances, manage the critical path, team, and vendor relationships, and monitor quality metrics
Identify variances and outline corrective action, negotiate changes, and identify the proper course of action to avoid scope creep
Execute the project transfer steps, including documentation, transfer process, sign-off, final project report, and a project team lessons-learned debriefing -

Lesson 1: Project Initiation: Discovery and Analysis
Create Project Concept Definition
Defining Business and Functional Requirements
Define Technical Requirements
Strategic and Operational Relevance
Assessing Project Feasibility
Perform Risk Assessment

Lesson 2: Project Initiation: Estimating
Construct a Formal Estimate
Create Time Estimates
Create Cost Estimates

Lesson 3: Project Initiation: Framing the Projects
Managing Change
Writing the Scope Statement
Writing the Project Charter
Writing a Statement of Work (SOW)

Lesson 4: Project Planning: laying the Foundation
Setting Expectations for the Planning Process
Decomposing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Creating a Network Diagram
Identify and Analyze the Critical Path
Creating Project Schedules
Creating Project Budgets

Lesson 5: Project Planning: Developing the Plan
Develop Resource Management Plan
Develop a Risk Management Plan
Develop a Quality Management Plan
Develop an Operational Transfer Plan
Develop a Communication Plan
Compile a Comprehensive Project

Lesson 6: Project Planning: Building the Team
Assemble the Project Team
Building and Supporting the Team
Developing the Team

Lesson 7: Project Execution: Monitoring and Mapping
Monitor the Project Iteratively
Calculate Earned Value
Execute Schedule Updates
Execute Budget Updates
Managing the Critical Path
Managing the Project Team
Managing Project Quality
Managing Vendors

Lesson 8: Control: Managing Chaos
Interpreting Control Techniques
Mitigating Scope Creep
Managing Variances

Lesson 9: Project Closure: Typing Up Loose Ends
Managing Documentation
Managing the Operational Transfer Plan
Write Project Closure Reports
Obtain Final
Formal Sign-off
Document Lessons Learned
Managing Administrative Closure