IT Project Management Planning and scheduling

IT Project Management Planning and scheduling

 

Date & Location: (12-16/Feb) Amman – ( 21-25/May) Istanbul – ( 15-19/Oct)  Kuala Lumpur


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Course Overview

Introduction:
This foundation course gives an applied and effective overview of project management and teaches techniques that will help you plan, implement, and complete projects of all sizes with desired results, on time and within budget.

Program Objectives:

  • Learn how to use a step-by-step, phase based approach for successful projects
  • Complete multiple project tasks on time
  • Improve estimation of project costs, resources, and time
  • Improve your overall project management tracking
  • Manage the scope change that often occurs in projects through special methods, tools, and techniques
  • Assess and improve your current project management system, both the process and software used
  • Effectively initiate, plan, execute, control, and close out projects
  • Apply or customize the UW framework for project management to your organizational needs
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of any successful project manager and review the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
  • Immediately apply project management principles back at work

 

Who Should Attend?

New and experienced project managers; program managers; project team leaders who initiate, plan, and manage projects; project team members who are interested in enhancing their careers by preparing to become certified PMPs.

 

 

Program Outline:

 

Day 1 – INTRODUCTION

  • Why Organizations do Projects? The Drivers!
  • The Project Constraints – Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Risk and Benefits
  • An organized approach to Project Management
  • Projects, Operations, Programs and Portfolios
  • The role of a Project Manager
  • The Project Management Office
  • The Project Stakeholders
  • Characteristics of the Project Life Cycle
  • Manage by Exception
  • The Project Environment and Tailoring
  • Using Lessons, Knowledgebase, Experts, Templates and Processes

Day 2 – INITIATING

  • The Business Case
  • Determine the Project Team
  • Create a Project Charter
  • Develop the Project Scope Statement
  • Base project on templates and best practices
  • Initiating best practices and checklists

Day 3 – PLANNING

  • Determining and entering project phases, milestones, deliverables and tasks
  • Understanding, choosing and entering dependencies and deadlines
  • Determining human and material resources and costs
  • Assigning and fine tuning resources within their availability
  • Optimize and present the plan to stakeholders for approval
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Concepts on Cost
  • Developing Project Budget
  • Developing the Project Quality Plan
  • Developing the Communication Management Plan
  • Developing the Risk Management Plan / Risk Register
  • Selecting the Contract Type
  • The Vendor Selection Process
  • Planning best practices and checklists
  • Baseline the schedule

Day 4 – EXECUTING

  • Team Building and Motivation
  • Leadership Styles
  • Conflict Management
  • Solving Team Problems
  • Tracking strategies and updating schedule
  • Taking corrective actions to bring project back on track
  • Analyzing and revising the schedule
  • Status reporting
  • Executing best practices and checklists

Day 5 – MONITORING AND CONTROLLING

  • The Monitoring and Controlling Loop
  • Managing Changes
  • Managing Corrective and Preventive Actions
  • Measuring and Reporting Performance
  • Project Reporting
  • The Seven Basic Tools of Quality
  • Quality Control Measurements
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Status Review Meetings
  • Project reporting strategies
  • Progress reporting using reports and views
  • Forecasting efforts, dates and costs
  • Maintain and control baseline
  • Monitoring and controlling best practices and checklists