|IT Project Management Overview 15 PDUs
This elective course in the Project Management Certificate class is ideal for IT professionals. Successful completion confers 15 Professional Development Units towards certificate completion or ongoing professional development.
This course presents a high level systems approach to project management. Using a simple case study, participants will discuss theoretical fundamentals as well as create the actual documents used to track a project. Topics include developing a project plan, identifying the key elements of project scope management, and defining schedules and activities that are related to IT project management. Course activities also cover activity sequencing, Gantt charts, critical path analysis, cost management, resource planning, budgeting, and cost control using EVA. Participants will also learn about quality planning, staff acquisition, successful negotiations, teamwork, project evaluation, risk analysis, and procurement planning.
NOTE: Although these project management topics will be presented by an IT instructor/consultant as they relate to information technology projects, the basic principles can be applied to any project.
Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify the phases of a project.
- Explain how the culture and structure of an agency influences projects.
- Explain the process of project plan development, execution and change control.
- Develop an integrated project plan.
- Develop and manage the scope of work, including authoring a preliminary Scope Statement.
- Define tasks, sequences, and time estimates for a project.
- Use Gantt and PERT charts to track project progress.
- Understand how to implement critical path analysis for a project.
- Understand how to incorporate cost estimation, budgeting and control in a project.
- Understand how to incorporate quality management techniques in a project.
- Explain human resource acquisition, negotiation and motivation for project teams.
- Communicate the progress and performance measurement of a project.
- Understand the importance of risk analysis, mitigation and monitoring.
- Identify software that can help track projects.
- Communicating the progress and performance measurement of a project and developing a Project Status Report
- Conducting risk analysis, mitigation and monitoring and developing a Risk Management Plan
- Using a simple project description and checklists provided by the instructor, develop key artifacts, in part or in total, such as:
- Project Charter
- Work Breakdown Structure
- Project Governance Plan
- Stakeholder Analysis
- Communications Plan
- Issue Tracking Worksheet
- Discussing software that can help track projects
Please note: Students who register less than three days prior to class may not receive their book until after class ends.