Advanced Project Management - Explore CMMI and Agile Dev
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COURSE COST: $2495.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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In this five day instructor-led course, you will reinforce and build on your current knowledge of project management and explore CMMI and Agile Development as applied to the unique requirements of IT initiatives. You will master the project management skills you need to deliver projects on time, within budget, and to specification.


This course is designed for mid-level managers, project managers, IT managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, team leaders, product managers, and program managers Mid-level management and/or project management experience

Skills taught

In this course, you will learn about the main issues that differentiate the project management of IT initiatives from other kinds of projects, including hardware, software, vendor relationships, communication mechanisms for different audiences, and interdisciplinary teams. You will build on current management skills in starting an IT project with a clearly defined scope, setting and managing stakeholder expectations, managing changing client requirements, and meeting quality standards. You will also learn how to identify and deal with the typical pitfalls of IT projects and how to overcome them. You will explore Agile Development and the CMMI.


*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 ( or 207-775-0244). Course subject to minimum enrollment.


1. Introduction to Project Management
Introduction to Project Management
60% Failure Rate
Failing with Agile
The Cost of Failed IT Projects
NASA - Look Before you Jump
Videos - Why Projects Fail

2. Project Management and Information Technology
The Project Management and Information Technology Context
The Nature of Information Technology Projects
Software Project Management
Video - What You Need to Know about Project Management

3. Project Management Stages
Project Management Process Groups
Project Management Case Study
Project Integration Management
Video - PM Process Groups & Knowledge Areas

4. Project Scope and Change Management
Project Scope Management
Project Change Management
Video - PM Process Groups & Knowledge Areas

5. Project Time, Cost and Quality Management
Project Time Management
Project Cost Management
Project Quality Management
Cloud Computing and Project Management Constraints
Six Sigma Quality Management
Videos - The Project Management Triangle and Lean Six Sigma.

6. Project Human Resource Management
Project Human Resource Management
Video - Project Human Resource Management

7. Project Communications Management
Communicating with Google Docs
Communicating with Charts
Communicating with SharePoint
Videos - Project Communications and Reporting

8. Project Risk Management
Project Risk Management
NIST Risk Assessment Process
Videos - Risk in the Cloud, and Risk Metrics

9. Project Evaluation and Control
Project Management and Control
A Project Management Approach to Implementing Internal Controls
Videos - PERT, and PMP Earned Value

10. Project Procurement and Operations Management
Project Procurement Management
Project Operations Management
DOD Enhanced Competition Awareness
Videos - ITIL and Project Procurement Management

11. Capabilities Maturity Model Improved (CMMI)
CMMI and a Small Consulting Company
Systems Engineering Using the CMMI
Video - CMMI Model and CMMI Maturity Levels

12. Agile Development
Agile Archeology
Benefits of Agile
Agile Software Development
Earned Value + Agile = Success
Agile Methods in DOD software
NASA - Agile and the CMMI
Videos - Agile Software Development, Agile Scrum, and Why is Scrum so Hard?

13. Test Prep - Optional Self Study
CompTIA Project+ Test Prep
PMI Test Prep