Information Technology (IT) Project Management
CLASS DATE(s):
8/3/2020 - 8/7/2020

COURSE LENGTH: 5 Days

COURSE COST: $2495.00

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

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COURSE OVERVIEW

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. PREREQUISITES:

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 (learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244). Course is subject to minimum enrollment.

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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 quantitatively

1. 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 t

2. 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 management

3. 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 group

4. 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 management

5. 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 management

6. 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 software

7. 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 them

8. 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 management

9. 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 management

10. 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 management

11. 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 management

12. 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 contracts

13. 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 management

14. 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.