Project Management for IT Professionals, IT 471
About this Course:
Basic principles of project management are taught with a particular focus on project planning for information technology hardware, software and networking project implementation. Management of application development and major Web development projects will also be addressed.
Participant should have basic computer skills with an interest in project management.
Who Should Attend:
Project managers new to the project management discipline that want to effectively plan and lead projects.
Participants will learn to describe the current state and best practices of information technology project management using appropriate terminology, analyze project management decisions in terms of technical, cost-benefit and human resource considerations and assess the risk exposure of an IT project and develop plans for mitigating and managing risks. Participants will learn to develop mechanisms for capturing and reporting objective measures of project progress and apply frameworks for effective planning and decision making regarding IT project management. Participants will learn to describe the human resource, financial, and technical responsibilities of an IT project manager, including the unique challenges associated with outsourcing, off-shoring, and globalization, discuss the impact of quality management and process maturity on IT project management, and discuss the role of portfolio management in realizing corporate strategic vision.
The challenge of estimating
Structuring the organization
Managing teams and partnerships
Auditing and closure
Globalization and culture