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Effective Management of Information Technology Projects

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Effective Management of Information Technology Projects


This course relies on individual and group exercises aimed at helping participants learn all the important activities related to contract management. It also includes several case studies and role-playing by participants, followed by discussions and assessments before and after the course.

Course Objectives

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

  • Use methodologies for managing information technology projects.
  • Prepare a case study for IT projects to ensure proper justification and economic feasibility.
  • Clearly link project needs and objectives to stakeholders’ needs.
  • Manage information technology projects using agile management approaches and differentiate between traditional and agile projects.
  • Clarify the core project planning activities and set realistic, measurable goals in terms of time and cost using predictive and agile methodologies.
  • Identify the role of a project manager during the project design phase.
  • Identify activities during the execution phase and establish effective processes for monitoring project execution and delivery according to established plans.

Target Audience

Project managers and senior IT specialists seeking to manage IT projects or enhance their knowledge in important project management functions. This course is designed to complement the technical expertise of IT specialists participating in IT projects with the necessary project management skills.

Program Content

  • Overview of concepts in managing information technology projects.
  • How are IT projects different?
  • Risks associated with IT projects.
  • Project life cycle related to system development.
  • Waterfall model.
  • Incremental model.
  • Iterative model.
  • Agile model.
  • Project concept.
  • Developing the business case for the project.
  • Identifying stakeholders.
  • Formulating theoretical solutions.
  • Developing the project charter.
  • Project requirements.
  • Functional requirements.
  • Technical requirements.
  • Requirements gathering techniques.
  • Analysis and prioritization of requirements.
  • Requirements documentation.
  • Project planning.
  • Developing the work breakdown structure.
  • Critical path analysis.
  • Gantt charts.
  • Resource planning.
  • Agile project planning.
  • Product roadmap.
  • Release and iteration planning.
  • Risk management and disaster recovery planning.
  • Project design.
  • Developing the initial design.
  • Formulating standard IT solutions.
  • Design standards.
  • Alternative solutions: build, buy, or outsource.
  • Project execution and delivery.
  • Project team management.
  • System testing.
  • Change management.
  • Delivery transformation strategy.
  • Project acceptance testing.
  • Go-live development.
  • Project closure.

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