The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and the skills needed to successfully manage an Information Technology (IT) project from inception to closure. Participants in this interactive course will learn all the critical tools and techniques required to play a leading role as an IT project manager such as analyzing the requirements, preparing project plans, developing project budgets, leading the project team and evaluating the overall performance.
This course relies on the use of individual and group exercises aimed at helping participants learn all the key activities related to contract management. The course also features the use of a number of case studies and role plays by participants followed by discussions. In addition, this course incorporates pre and post testing.
Manage information technology projects using different project management methodologies
Evaluate the business case of IT projects to ensure feasibility and proper justifications
Relate project requirements and objectives to stakeholders’ needs in a clear and compelling manner
Explain fundamental project planning activities and processes and set realistic measurable objectives in terms of time and cost using proven project planning techniques
Manage IT projects that implement agile methodologies and identify the differences between traditional and agile projects.
Identify the role of the project manager during the design and the implementation phases of the project
Outline all the activities during the execution phase of a project and establish an effective control process to ensure execution in line with the project plans
Project managers and senior IT professionals who seek to manage small to large size IT projects or to broaden their knowledge in the key project management functions. This course is designed to complement the technical knowledge of IT professionals involved in an IT project with the necessary project management skills. Meirc is assigned as a Registered Educational Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This course is worth 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs).
Project Management Institute (PMI)®: Meirc is designated as a Registered Educational Provider (R.E.P.) with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. As a result, Meirc is authorized to issue Category Three Professional Development Units (PDU) that can be used for the authorization to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam and for maintaining the PMP credentials.
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Overview of IT project management
Defining project management terminologies
Skills needed by IT project manager
System development life cycle
Basic iterative model
Agile development model
IT project manager roles and responsibilities
Assessing business needs and opportunities
Developing project concept
Developing business case
Establishing conceptual solutions
Gathering and defining requirements
Functional and non-functional requirements
Requirements gathering techniques
Analyzing and prioritizing requirements
Building work breakdown structure
Estimating project duration and resources
Critical path analysis
Agile project planning
User story (product) backlog
Relative sizing and story points
Release and iteration planning
Developing preliminary design
Performing gap analysis
Prototyping IT solution
Preparing technical specifications documentation
Project implementation and closeout
Managing project team
Earned value analysis
Delivery and transitioning