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Project Management for IT Professionals

An IT project manager is a professional charged with overseeing the process of planning, executing and delegating responsibilities around an organization’s information technology (IT) pursuits and goals.

This course, Project Management for Information Technology Professionals, focuses more specifically on how project management concepts can be applied to IT projects, as well as on project management issues that are unique to IT projects. It reviews the concepts, methodologies, and tools of project management as it relates to IT.

Participants will also learn about fundamentals, such as integration management, scope, costing, quality, human resources, risk management, and procurement.

Who Should Attend

Project Managers who manages IT projects (software development, IT infrastructure).

Learning Objectives

  • Apply concepts from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) to IT projects
  • Explain the technical processes during an IT project life cycle
  • Explain the challenges associated with delivering IT projects on time
  • Show different techniques for managing the project schedule
  • Discuss why cost management is difficult for IT projects
  • Describe cost estimation methods and Earned Value Management
  • Explain maturity models and how they are used to improve IT projects
  • Explain various approaches for team building and communicating
  • Describe scope control and different ways to manage project scope
  • Discuss different sources of IT project risk and how to manage them
  • Describe issues related to IT project procurement, such as outsourcing



Course Outline

Day 1
IT project life cycles

  • Waterfall
  • Other
  • Agile review

Review project management processes

Day 2
IT Schedule Management Challenges

  • Delivering IT projects on time
  • Different techniques for managing the schedule
  • Managing multiple projects

Day 3
IT Cost Management Challenges

  • Cost estimation methods
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Maturity models

Day 4
IT People Management

  • Stakeholder management
  • Team building
  • Communicating
  • Interpersonal skills

Day 5
Other IT Project Challenges

  • Scope control on IT projects
  • Risk management on IT projects
  • Procurement and managing IT vendors

The class contains numerous exercises, as well as a major case study.

Class Length

5 days – 40 hours

40 PDUs (32 Technical, 8 Leadership, 0 Strategic)

PMI REP Ref.ª: 1774-PM00.00IT



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