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Phoenix TS

Project Management for the IT Professionals Training

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

Due to Covid-19 safety restrictions PhoenixTS will temporarily be unable to provide food to our students who attend class at our Training Center; however, our Break Areas are currently open where students will find a constant supply of Coffee, Tea and Water. Students may bring their own lunch and snacks to eat in our breakrooms or at their seat in the classroom or eat out at one of the many nearby restaurants.

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

Schedule

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

Due to Covid-19 safety restrictions PhoenixTS will temporarily be unable to provide food to our students who attend class at our Training Center; however, our Break Areas are currently open where students will find a constant supply of Coffee, Tea and Water. Students may bring their own lunch and snacks to eat in our breakrooms or at their seat in the classroom or eat out at one of the many nearby restaurants.

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