IT Project Management
Learn How to Manage IT Projects to Meet Project Requirements on Time and on Budget
Complete requirements documentation is all but impossible. Traditional project management practices require that customer requirements be clearly and completely defined before any planning can take place. That condition is not likely to exist in the most contemporary projects and there are many reasons for that. In this course, we will consider these situations as well as the impact of continual requirements changes, and learn alternative approaches to project management that handle these difficult situations while maintaining a customer-facing focus throughout the entire project life cycle.
The key concept in this course is that project characteristics are the best determining factor in choosing the project management approach that will be most effective. You will also learn that by doing the project you may find reason to adapt your project management model to fit the changing conditions.
The course is specifically designed for software development projects. You will become familiar with linear, incremental, iterative, adaptive and extreme approaches to project management. All five of these approaches are integrated into commonly used software development life cycles. In a sense, this course builds a new discipline that fully integrates project management life cycles with systems development life cycles. In that respect, this course is a unique learning experience.
Who Should Attend
Project managers who are frustrated with the difficulties of requirements gathering, frequent customer change requests and the complexities of the resulting project management environment will find practical approaches in this two-day course.
- Be flexible in your management approach to any project
- Know how to adapt to complex, high uncertainty projects
- Improve customer involvement for greater project success
- Be able to approach complex, high-change projects with confidence
Overview of Concepts and Deliverables Provided
- Know how change, speed, uncertainty and complexity influence the management of projects
- Understand how projects have changed and their unique management needs
- Know when to use a linear approach to managing a project
- Understand when to use the Standard Waterfall Model
- Understand when to use the Rapid Development Waterfall Model
- Know when to use an incremental approach to managing a project
- Understand when to use the Staged Delivery Waterfall Model
- Understand when to use the Feature-Driven Development Model
- Know when to use an iterative approach to managing a project
- Understand when to use the Evolutionary Systems Development Model
- Understand when to use the SCRUM model
- Understand when to use the Rational Unified Process Model
- Understand when to use the Dynamic Systems Development Method
- Know when to use an adaptive approach to managing a project
- Understand when to use the Adaptive Project Framework Model
- Understand when to use the Adaptive Software Development Model
- Know when to use an extreme approach to managing a project
- Understand when to use the INSPIRE Model
- Know how to choose the best fit model based on project characteristics
To receive more information about this Project Management Course call toll free at 877-385-5515.