Phoenix TS

Project Management for the IT Professionals Training

This 4-day, instructor-led training course teaches students to successfully manage IT projects.

Course Overview

This 4-day, instructor-led training course is ideal for current project managers and project team members. This training provides students with an understanding of:

  • IT Project Management skills
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Context and process groups
  • Controlling costs
  • Managing scope
  • Effective time management
  • Integration management


Currently, there are no public classes scheduled. Please contact a Phoenix TS Training Consultant to discuss hosting a private class at 240-667-7757.


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Course Objectives

  • Define and explain the importance of managing risks and managing knowledge
  • Learn the evolution of project management along with the key people and events
  • Identify the role of today’s IT project manager
  • Identify the goals of IT project management: deliverables, standards, documentation
  • Name and define the stages and importance of the project lifecycle
  • Understand the purpose, objectives, activities, roles, inputs and outputs of the Project Planning Phase
  • Understand the purpose, objectives, activities, roles, inputs and outputs of the Analysis and Design Phases
  • Understand the purpose, objectives, activities, roles, inputs and outputs of the Construction Phase
  • Understand the purpose, objectives, activities, roles, inputs and outputs of the Test Planning and Preparation Phase
  • Understand the purpose, objectives, activities, roles, inputs and outputs of the Roll-out Planning and Implementation Phase
  • Learn various project management methodologies and the best implementation of each

Course Outline

Initiating the Project

  • Defining projects
  • Defining the Project Management Lifecycle
  • Gathering project information
  • Identifying project needs

Planning the Project

  • How to form a plan
  • Establishing project priority
  • Creating an approach
  • Introducing Agile methodologies

Working with Management

  • Defining the organizational structure
  • Presenting the project to management
  • Defining management’s role
  • Inventing a project kickoff
  • Creating management alliances

Managing the Project Scope

  • Creating the project scope
  • Defining the work breakdown structure
  • Gaining stakeholder approval

Creating the Budget

  • Budget basics
  • Implementing bottom-up cost estimates
  • Using top-down estimating
  • Budget at completion
  • Zero-based budgeting
  • Determining project expenses
  • Tracking budgetary expenses

Building the Project Plan

  • Building the project plans
  • Management plan

Organizing a Project Team

  • Assessing internal skills
  • Creating a team
  • Serving as project coordinator
  • Working with a project stakeholder
  • Managing team issues
  • Using external resources

Managing a Team

  • Leading the team
  • Establishing the project authority
  • Mechanics of leading a team
  • Team meetings
  • Maintaining team leadership
  • Working toward project completion
  • Motivating the team

Implementing the Project Plan

  • Reviewing assignments with the project team
  • Focusing on the work
  • Hosting a project status meeting
  • Tracking progress
  • Tracking financial obligations

Revising the Project Plan

  • Defining the need for revision
  • Establishing change control
  • Implementing project changes
  • Holding issue management meetings
  • Delaying a project

Enforcing Quality

  • Defining quality
  • Quality of deliverables
  • Process quality
  • Quality management as a process
  • Ensuring quality throughout the project
  • Creating a strategy for quality

Completing the Project

  • Completing final tasks
  • Conducting project postmortem
  • Obtaining final sign-off
  • Application development acceptance agreement
  • Post-project audit
  • Creating the final report
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