I.T Project Management

About this course

This is an integrated project management course , exclusively for I.T professionals covering globally accepted  traditional project management good practices  and agile good practices.

Who should attend?

  • CIOs, CTOs, CFOs
  • Team leads , Project managers , Senior managers
  • Project team members
  • I.T Sales professionals
  • I.T Outsourcing professionals

Key takeaways 

  • Complete knowledge about traditional project management and agile project management using scrum framework
  • Participants will have sufficient knowledge and confidence to start practicing the key concepts at their workplace
  • Course completion certificate with 35 contact hours credit
  • Mentoring for certifications like PMI-ACP, PMP, PSM, CSM
  1. Understanding your work
    1. Is your work a project or is it operations?
    2. Is your project part of a program?
    3. Is your project part of a project portfolio?
    4. What is the business case of your project?
    5. What are the alternatives analysed?
    6. What is the high level scope of your project?
    7. Who are all the key stakeholders of your project?. What are their roles and responsibilities towards the project?
      1. Understanding the organizational structures of the key stakeholders
      2. Classifying the stakeholders on the power/interest grid
      3. Developing strategies for managing stakeholder expectations
    8. What are the assumptions and constraints of the projects?
    9. What are the key milestones and the target dates
    10. The project charter
  2. Roles and responsibilities of a project manager
    1. Responsibility towards management
    2. Responsibility towards customers
    3. Responsibility towards team
  3. Developing the project strategy
    1. The requirements/technology grid
    2. Traditional approach to project management
    3. Iterative (agile) approaches to project management
  4. Traditional approach to project management 
    1. Developing the integrated project management plan
      1. Planning scope management
      2. Plan for collecting the detailed requirements
      3. Defining the scope
      4. Creating the work breakdown structure
        1. Estimating cost/effort at a work package level
          1. Delphi technique
          2. Three point estimates
      5. Decomposing the work packages into activities and arriving at the budget
        1. Define activities
        2. Sequence activities
        3. Estimating activity durations
        4. Estimating activity resources
        5. Estimating activity costs
        6. Performing bottom up estimation
        7. Determining budget
      6. Developing schedule
        1. Critical path analysis
        2. Schedule optimization using fast tracking and crashing
      7. Planning for Quality
      8. Planning communications
      9. Planning risk management
      10. Planning procurements
      11. Planning stakeholder engagement
    2. Project execution
      1. Managing project knowledge
      2. Managing quality
      3. Acquiring, developing and managing team
      4. Managing project communications
      5. Implementing risk responses
      6. Conducting procurements
      7. Managing stakeholder engagement
    3. Monitoring and controlling project work
      1. Earned value management
      2. Burn down charts
    4. Closing the phase / project
  5. Iterative / Agile approach to project management 
    1. Agile manifesto
    2. Agile principles and values
    3. Popular agile frameworks
    4. Difference between PDCA and PDSA
    5. When to go for agile
    6. Overview of the scrum framework
    7. Key roles and responsibilities within the scrum framework
      1. Product owner
      2. Scrum master
      3. Development team
    8. Scrum ceremonies
      1. Sprint planning meeting
      2. Sprinting
      3. Daily scrum (stand up meetings)
      4. Sprint review
      5. Sprint retrospective
    9. Scrum artifacts
      1. Product backlog
      2. Sprint backlog
      3. Product increment
      4. User stories
        1. Contents of user stories
        2. Story point estimation using poker
        3. Effort estimation using story points
      5. Lessons learned
    10. Key differences between the traditional project management and agile project management
    11. Certification streams
      1. Agile certifications
      2. Traditional project management certifications
      3. Certification support

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