Information Technology (IT) Project Management
8/3/2020 - 8/7/2020COURSE LENGTH:
9:00am - 4:30pm
Gain a strong understanding of IT project management as you learn to apply today’s most effective project management tools and techniques with the unique approach found in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 8E. This class emphasizes the latest developments and skills to help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exams. While this edition reflect content from the latest the PMBOK® Guide, it goes well beyond the Guide to provide a meaningful context for project management. Hundreds of timely examples highlight IT projects, while quick quizzes, discussion questions, exercises, and ongoing cases reinforce your learning. Time-saving template files assist in completing tasks. Examples from familiar companies featured in today's news, an Agile case, MindView software, and a guide to using Microsoft Project 2013 help you master IT project management skills that are marketable around the globe.
AUDIENCE AND PREREQUISITES
This IT Project Management Essentials course is designed for IT project managers, project managers, project leaders, team leaders, program managers, and line of business information systems coordinators
Features and Benefits:
FRESH EXAMPLES, LEARNING FEATURES, AND CASES PROVIDE CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE. Students gain important practice for the business world with engaging exercises, ongoing cases and updated learning features, including What Went Right?, What Went Wrong?, Best Practice, Media Snapshot, and Global Issues features. In addition, the Preface highlights additional resources, such as additional running cases, advice for certification, and details on several project management simulation tools available.
DETAILED GUIDE FOR USING MICROSOFT® PROJECT 2013 DEMONSTRATES HOW TO MAXIMIZE THIS TOOL. Students who are interested can find a complete, detailed guide for using Microsoft® Project 2013 within Appendix A.
THOROUGH, TIMELY COVERAGE PREPARES STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS ON-THE-JOB AND ON CERTIFICATION EXAMS. Preparing students for successful careers in IT Project Management as well as in equipping them with insights important for excelling on the certification exams.
ONGOING CASES AND ONLINE TEMPLATES PROVIDE IMPORTANT HANDS-ON PRACTICE. Students can view principles in action with continuing contemporary cases. Students also learn to use existing time-saving online templates.
There are no knowledge prerequisites for this course
*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware approx. $ 200. Please refer to your Invoice for the additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-775-0244). Course is subject to minimum enrollment.
Course Overview Select high impact projects and abandon low-return projects Apply tools to thoroughly plan a project Identify and track quality and project metrics Establish yourself as a leader of high-performing project teams Create a cost management plan Analyze risks qualitatively and quantitatively1. Introduction to Project Management Understand the growing need for better project management, especially for information technology (IT) projects Explain what a project is, provide examples of IT projects, list various attributes of projects, and describe the triple constraint of project management Describe project management and discuss key elements of the project management framework, including project stakeholders, the project management knowledge areas, common tools and techniques, and proje Discuss the relationship between project, program, and portfolio management and the contributions each makes to enterprise success Understand the role of project managers by describing what they do, what skills they need, and career opportunities for IT project managers Describe the project management profession, including its history, the role of professional organizations like the Project Management Institute (PMI), the importance of certification and ethics, and t2. Project Management and Information Technology Context Describe the systems view of project management and how it applies to information technology (IT) projects Understand organizations, including the four frames, organizational structures, and organizational culture Explain why stakeholder management and top management commitment are critical for a project's success Understand the concept of a project phase and the project life cycle, and distinguish between project development and product development Discuss the unique attributes and diverse nature of IT projects Describe recent trends affecting IT project management, including globalization, outsourcing, virtual teams, and agile project management3. Project Management Process Groups - A Case Study Describe the five project management process groups, the typical level of activity for each, and the interactions among them Understand how the project management process groups relate to the project management knowledge areas Discuss how organizations develop information technology (IT) project management methodologies to meet their needs Review a case study of an organization applying the project management process groups to manage an IT project, describe outputs of each process group, and understand the contribution that effective in Review the same case study of a project managed with an agile focus to illustrate the key differences in approaches Describe several templates for creating documents for each process group4. Project Integration Management Describe an overall framework for project integration management as it relates to the other project management knowledge areas and the project life cycle Discuss the strategic planning process and apply different project selection methods Explain the importance of creating a project charter to formally initiate projects Describe project management plan development, understand the content of these plans, and review approaches for creating them Explain project execution, its relationship to project planning, the factors related to successful results, and tools and techniques to assist in directing and managing project work Describe the process of monitoring and controlling a project Understand the integrated change control process, planning for and managing changes on information technology (IT) projects, and developing and using a change control system Explain the importance of developing and following good procedures for closing projects Describe how software can assist in project integration management5. Project Scope Management Describe the process of planning scope management Discuss methods for collecting and documenting requirements to meet stakeholder needs and expectations Explain the scope definition process and describe the contents of a project scope statement Discuss the process for creating a work breakdown structure using the analogy, top-down, bottom-up, and mind-mapping approaches Explain the importance of validating scope and how it relates to defining and controlling scope Understand the importance of controlling scope and approaches for preventing scope-related problems on information technology (IT) projects Describe how software can assist in project scope management6. Project Time Management Understand the importance of project schedules and good project time management Discuss the process of planning schedule management Define activities as the basis for developing project schedules Describe how project managers use network diagrams and dependencies to assist in activity sequencing Understand the relationship between estimating resources and project schedules Explain how various tools and techniques help project managers perform activity duration estimates Use a Gantt chart for planning and tracking schedule information, find the critical path for a project, and describe how critical chain scheduling and the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT Discuss how reality checks and discipline are involved in controlling and managing changes to the project schedule Describe how project management software can assist in project time management and review words of caution before using this software7. Project Cost Management Understand the importance of project cost management Explain basic project cost management principles, concepts, and terms Describe the process of planning cost management Discuss different types of cost estimates and methods for preparing them Understand the importance of project cost management Explain basic project cost management principles, concepts, and terms Describe the process of planning cost management Discuss different types of cost estimates and methods for preparing them8. Project Quality Management Understand the importance of project quality management for information technology (IT) products and services Define project quality management and understand how quality relates to various aspects of IT projects Describe quality management planning and how quality and scope management are related Discuss the importance of quality assurance Explain the main outputs of the quality control process Understand the tools and techniques for quality control, such as the Seven Basic Tools of Quality, statistical sampling, Six Sigma, and testing Summarize the contributions of noteworthy quality experts to modern quality management Describe how leadership, the cost of quality, organizational influences, expectations, cultural differences, and maturity models relate to improving quality in IT projects Discuss how software can assist in project quality management9. Project Human Resource Management Explain the importance of good human resource management on projects, including the current state of the global IT workforce and future implications for it Define project human resource management and understand its processes Summarize key concepts for managing people by understanding the theories of Abraham Maslow, Frederick Herzberg, David McClelland, and Douglas McGregor on motivation, H. J. Thamhain and D. L. Wilemon o Discuss human resource management planning and be able to create a human resource plan, project organizational chart, responsibility assignment matrix, and resource histogram Understand important issues involved in project staff acquisition and explain the concepts of resource assignments, resource loading, and resource leveling Assist in team development with training, team-building activities, and reward systems Explain and apply several tools and techniques to help manage a project team and summarize general advice on managing teams Describe how project management software can assist in project human resource management10. Project Communications Management Understand the importance of good communications on projects and the need to develop soft skills, especially for IT project managers and their teams Review key concepts related to communications Explain the elements of planning project communications and how to create a communications management plan Describe how to manage communications, including communication technologies, media, and performance reporting Discuss methods for controlling communications to ensure that information needs are met throughout the life of the project List various methods for improving project communications, such as running effective meetings, using various technologies effectively, and using templates Describe how software can enhance project communications management11. Project Risk Management Understand risk and the importance of good project risk management Discuss the elements of planning risk management and the contents of a risk management plan List common sources of risks on information technology (IT) projects Describe the process of identifying risks and create a risk register Discuss qualitative risk analysis and explain how to calculate risk factors, create probability/impact matrixes, and apply the Top Ten Risk Item Tracking technique to rank risks Explain quantitative risk analysis and how to apply decision trees, simulation, and sensitivity analysis to quantify risks Provide examples of using different risk response planning strategies to address both negative and positive risks Discuss how to control risks Describe how software can assist in project risk management12. Project Procurement Management Understand the importance of project procurement management and the increasing use of outsourcing for information technology (IT) projects Describe the work involved in planning procurements for projects, including determining the proper type of contract to use and preparing a procurement management plan, statement of work, source select Discuss how to conduct procurements and strategies for obtaining seller responses, selecting sellers, and awarding contracts Understand the importance of project procurement management and the increasing use of outsourcing for information technology (IT) projects Describe the work involved in planning procurements for projects, including determining the proper type of contract to use and preparing a procurement management plan, statement of work, source select Discuss how to conduct procurements and strategies for obtaining seller responses, selecting sellers, and awarding contracts13. Project Stakeholder Management Understand the importance of project stakeholder management throughout the life of a project Discuss the process of identifying stakeholders, how to create a stakeholder register, and how to perform a stakeholder analysis Describe the contents of a stakeholder management plan Understand the process of managing stakeholder engagement and how to use an issue log effectively Explain methods for controlling stakeholder engagement Discuss types of software available to assist in project stakeholder management14. Test Prep - (Optional) Test prep is provided for both the Project+ and the PMP exams. Whether you plan to take either exam or not, the test prep is a great course review.