Managing IT Projects Effectively

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.

Programme Code
TR-1038
Duration
5 Days
Delivery
Classroom - Virtual
Programme Overview

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. We will cover important topics such as analyzing requirements, preparing project plans, developing project budgets, leading the project team and evaluating the overall performance.

Programme Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • 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
  • Identify the role of the project manager during the design and the implementation phases of the project
Target Audience

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 12 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Target Competencies
  • Project management
  • IT management
  • Developing project planning and scheduling
  • Understanding project costing
  • Developing project control
Programme Outline

Overview of IT project management

  • How are IT projects different?
  • Risks associated with IT projects
  • System development life cycle
  1. Waterfall model
  2. Incremental model
  3. Basic iterative model
  4. Agile development model
  • IT project manager roles and responsibilities

Project concept

  • Assessing business needs and opportunities
  • Developing business case
  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Establishing conceptual solutions
  • Project charter

Project requirements

  • Gathering and defining requirements
  • Functional requirements
  • Non-functional requirements
  • Requirements gathering techniques
  • Documenting requirements

Project planning

  • Building work breakdown structure
  • Critical path analysis
  • Gantt charts
  • Milestone charts

Project design

  • Developing preliminary design
  • Performing gap analysis
  • Prototyping IT solutions
  • Preparing technical specifications documentation

Project implementation and Delivery

  • Managing project team
  • Earned value analysis
  • Delivery conversion strategy
  • Acceptance testing
  • Developing the “go-live” transitioning
  • Project closeout