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IT Project Management
Build skills in IT Project Management
  • Credit Hours: 4 Days

  • Format: Virtual Classroom - Instructor-Led Online

  • Professional Certificate: IT Project Management

  • Recommended for: IT professionals, IT project managers, and IT managers

The IT Project Management course prepares students for employment in the Informational Technology industry. This course teaches the fundamentals and best practices of project management methodology as it is applied to IT initiatives. The course examines all aspects of IT projects, including hardware, software, vendor relationships, communicating with different audiences, and working with virtual teams. The programs curriculum satisfies the requirements needed to obtain employment and/or career advancement. 

This program prepares students for employment as a Network Systems Administrator. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment change between 2010 and 2020 will grow by 12% greater than the annual average.

What You'll Learn

  • Foundations of project management
  • IT project life cycle
  • Quality requirements
  • Project stakeholders, scope, and uncertainty
  • Project requirements
  • Create a work breakdown structure
  • Create a network diagram based on activity sequence and duration
  • Assign responsibility for project activities
  • Estimate project cost
  • Create a communication management plan
  • Assess project risk and determine risk response strategies
  • Manage vendors

Who Needs to Attend

IT professionals, IT project managers, IT managers, IT project team members, associate project managers, project managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, product managers, and program managers.

Prerequisites

If you have previously taken Project Management Fundamentals, you should not take this course, as there is significant content overlap.

Course Outline

1. IT Project Foundations

  • IT Project Success and Failure
  • Practical Project Methodologies
  • Software Development Methodologies and Processes
  • Definition of a Project
  • Project Management as a Service Industry
  • Formal vs. Informal Management
  • Complexity and Uncertainty in Projects
  • Influences of Organizational Structure on Project Management
  • Project Management Institute (PMI®)
  • Project Management Life Cycle
  • Project Management as a Subset of Overall Management Skills
  • Iterative Nature of the Project Management Life Cycle

2. Quality in IT Projects

  • Quality Management
  • IT Project Testing

3. Project Initiation

  • Activities of Project Initiation

4. Project Scope Definition

  • Scope
  • Defining and Gathering Requirements
  • Tracing
  • Work Breakdown Structure

5. Time Management and Scheduling

  • Time Decomposition
  • Network Diagramming

6. Resource Planning

  • Identification of Required Project Resources
  • Roles and Responsibilities Chart
  • Staffing Management Plan
  • Resource Constraints
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix

7. Cost Management and Control

  • Cost Planning and Analysis
  • Cost Estimating Techniques
  • Levels of Accuracy in Estimates
  • Cost Estimates at Planning Milestones
  • Contingency and Management Reserves

8. Communications Management

  • Management of Stakeholder Expectations
  • Considerations for Effective Communication
  • Lines of Communication
  • Forms of Communication
  • Communication Management Plan
  • Project Status Report

9. Risk Management

  • Essentials of Project Risk Management
  • Risk Sources for the IT Project
  • Stakeholder Risk Tolerance
  • Risk Identification Techniques
  • Risk Ranking
  • Risk Triggers
  • Risk Response Strategies

10. Vendor Management

  • Procurement and Sourcing Management
  • Overview of Vendor Management
  • Vendor Management Success
  • Measures of Vendor Management Success

11. Change Management

  • Project Changes
  • Integrated Change Control
  • Change Control Process

12. Phase and Project Closure

  • Phase and Project Closing
  • Lessons Learned
  • Phase and Project Reports

Purchase this Course

$2495.00

Become versed as an IT Project Manager in 4 Days