Managing IT Projects
Live Instructor-Led Classroom Training
This 3-day workshop will give you the project management tools and skills you need to succeed. Lively lecture combined with relevant demonstrations and in-class practice will provide you with an in-depth understanding of what it takes to manage IT projects. You'll gain a thorough understanding of the project management process and the most common and powerful project management tools. You'll leave the workshop with the ability to apply what you've learned immediately. If you're responsible for contributing to or leading IT projects, you shouldn't miss this workshop!
IT projects can be delivered on time, on budget and within scope — if you have the skills.
Today's fast-paced organizations have come to rely on their IT organizations for strategic solutions to complex business needs. Projects are growing in complexity and importance. According to The Standish Group's Chaos Report, nearly 53% of IT projects fail to meet at least one of three key criteria-timeliness, cost-effectiveness, and functionality — and more than 31% of IT projects fail to complete! Only 16% of IT projects can be considered successful. What sets successful IT projects apart is effective project management.
Maximize project success and avoid costly mistakes!
Simply put, project management brings structure and rigor to IT organizations. Using project management techniques, organizations can first identify and document project drivers such as business needs, and project success factors such as resource availability and user involvement. Project management helps IT organizations and their customers clarify and gain commitment to desired outcomes, like requirements and functionality, and project parameters, such as schedules and resource pools. Using project planning techniques, IT project managers can make intelligent tradeoffs when available time, resources, and money are insufficient to meet desired functionality. Finally, project management allows IT organizations to monitor and control project execution, reducing "scope creep" and cost/schedule overruns, while at the same time reducing the frustration and burnout that afflict many IT project team members.
Who Should Attend
Software developers and software engineers, managers or leaders of IT projects, technical contributors to IT projects and IT support personnel.
- Develop clear and complete project plans and schedules.
- Communicate to all stakeholders with confidence.
- Manage the project team effectively.
- Manage complexity by effectively structuring the project.
- Use the fundamental project tools to manage time and tasks.
- Clearly define the roles and responsibilities of the project manager and all the stakeholders.
- Use milestones and reviews to build confidence and credibility.
- Develop an early warning system to avoid unpleasant surprises.
A leader in live technical training since 1978
For many years New Instruction, LLC had been known as an innovative provider of training, consulting and software development services, and clients have often asked us to share our software quality methodologies with them. Those requests led to the development of our longest running workshop, "Testing and Quality Assurance Techniques", now in it's 11th edition.