Managing IT Projects Effectively

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and the skills needed to successfully manage an IT project from inception to closure. Participants in this interactive course will learn all the critical tools and techniques required to play a leading role as an IT project manager in analyzing the requirements, preparing project plans, developing project budgets, leading the project team and evaluating the overall performance.

Awarding Body

London Institute of
Business & Technology

Duration

5 Days
25 Hours

Start Date

All Year Around

Study Mode

Classroom OR
Distance Learning

By the end of this programme, the participant will be able to:

  • Manage Information Technology (IT) projects using different project management methodologies
  • Evaluate the business case of IT projects to ensure feasibility and proper justifications
  • Relate project requirements and objectives to stakeholders’ needs in a clear and compelling manner
  • Explain fundamental project planning activities and processes and set realistic measurable objectives in terms of time and cost using proven project planning techniques
  • Identify the role of the project manager during the design and the implementation phases of the project
  • Outline all the activities during the execution phase and establish an effective control process to ensure execution in line with the project plans
  • Overview of Information Technology (IT) project management
    • Defining project management terminologies
    • Common project characteristics
    • Working with end users
    • Skills needed by IT project manager
    • Challenges in IT project management
    • IT project life cycle
    • IT project structure
    • IT project manager roles and responsibilities
  • Project concept
    • Assessing business needs and opportunities
    • Developing project concept
    • Evaluating financial benefits and costs
    • Identifying stakeholders
    • Establishing conceptual solutions
    • Developing the business case
  • Project requirements
    • Gathering and defining requirements
    • Functional and non-functional requirements
    • Analyzing and prioritizing requirements
    • Documenting requirements
  • Project planning
    • Building work breakdown structure
    • Estimating project duration and resources
    • Activity sequencing
    • Network diagram
    • Critical path analysis
    • Schedule planning
    • Gantt charts
    • Milestone charts
    • Resource planning
    • Resource leveling
    • Cost estimating
    • Risk management planning
    • Subsidiary management plans
  • Project design
    • Developing preliminary design
    • Performing gap analysis
    • Prototyping IT solution
    • Preparing technical specifications documentation
    • Design techniques
    • Solution alternatives
  • Project implementation and closeout
    • Managing project team
    • Conflict management
    • Managing stakeholders
    • Managing schedule
    • Managing cost
    • Administering contracts
    • Earned value analysis
    • Guidelines for regaining project control
    • Performing quality assurance
    • System testing
    • Change management
    • Delivery and transitioning
    • Administrative and contractual closeout phase
    • Guidelines for project closeout

Project managers and senior IT professionals who seek to manage small to large size IT projects or to broaden their knowledge  in the key project management functions. This course is designed to compliment the technical knowledge of the IT professionals who are involved in an IT project with the necessary project management skills. Meirc is assigned as a Registered Educational Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This program is worth 30 PDUs.

5-day training programme – 1,790 USD

How many students are there in a classroom?

It depends on how many would enroll per intake. Even if the number of students are just 1, we still continue with the training as planned. The maximum number of students we will have in a classroom is 10.

Can I request a date that is convenient for me?

Absolutely! We will arrange the training that is convenient for you. The training date is completely customizable.

Can I change the course content?

Yes, if the contents of the course needs to be changed, please let us know. We will communicate with you and get a course outline that works for you finalized.

Does it matter which industry I work at?

It really doesn’t. We take cases and discuss them to cover your industry. If you need the course to be customized and tailored to your industry, we can also do that. You’d have to let us know in advance by filling out the form below.

How many students are there in a classroom?

It depends on how many would enroll per intake. Even if the number of students are just 1, we still continue with the training as planned. The maximum number of students we will have in a classroom is 10.

(The fees include coffee breaks, study materials and working lunches daily)

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