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Practical, Real-World IT Project Management

(2-day, 16 PDUs and 1-day, 8 PDUs)

This class can be presented as a generic (non-IT specific) project management class.

This course presents the eight root causes of project failure, a standard 5-Phase IT Project Lifecycle, Methodology and Project Management processes, techniques, tips and tools. The course focuses on the 7 activities to setup a project, 12 processes to manage and control a project, and the 7 activities to close-out a project.  The one-day class covers most of the material of the two-day class with fewer class exercises and case studies.


This course:

  • Will show you exactly how to manage an IT project successfully, phase-by-phase, step-by-step, from proposal through deployment, operations and support
  • Is Designed for project managers who are “in the trenches”, managing tough, complex IT projects with a minimum of resources
  • Is NOT an academic discussion of project management theory
  • Applies to all types of IT Projects
    • Application development and integration
    • Selection, implementation, upgrade, enhancement of:
      • Software/Web Applications & Tools
      • Hardware & Infrastructure
      • Communications & Network

    Problems you will learn to solve:

  1. Identify and eliminate the top 6 root causes for project failure
  2. Engaging/keeping stakeholder commitment: Management, Resources, Customers
  3. Roles and responsibilities are not clear: Management, Customers
  4. Aligning stakeholders with goals, objectives and scope
  5. Managing and correcting unrealistic expectations: Budget, Schedule, Scope
  6. Coping with frequent management priority changes
  7. "Project resources won’t make, or keep, their commitments"
  8. "I don’t have time for project management and planning"
  9. "My project seems to go on and on – never ending"
  10. "How do I keep track of hundreds of details and small tasks?"

This course presents effective project management methods, techniques, tips and tools to utilize people, resources and time to ensure IT project success. In today’s tight economy, corporate expenditures are being intensely scrutinized. Only those IT projects with the best combination of: Return-on-Investment (ROI), Time-to-Payback, and Business Risk are being selected for implementation by corporate management. It is imperative that these critical projects are optimally managed to maximize utilization of people and other resources. In the current competitive economic environment, there is no room in budgets, nor justification, for project delays or cost overruns. Without a practical, real-world approach to project management, most projects are likely to incur significant budget and schedule overruns, if they don’t fail altogether.


2-Day IT Project Management Boot-Camp Class covers the following topics:
(The 2-day classes as significantly more class exercises and discussions than the 1-day class)

  • "Top 8 " Reasons why Projects Fail – Root Causes
  • Objectives of Project Management
  • Project Management Processes and Activities
    • Initiation & Planning: 7 steps to setup a project
    • Execution & Control: 11 processes to manage and control a project
    • Closure: 7 steps to close a project
  • Over 350 Templates and Tools on CDROM
     
  • The 5 Standard Phases of the Project Lifecycle
    • Their Objectives and Key Deliverables
      1) Proposal & Definition
      2) Requirements & Analysis
      3) Design & Planning
      4) Construction, Testing & Implementation
      5) Operations & Support
       
  • PM Value and Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Value of Project Management
  • Business Strategies and Project Selection

1-Day IT Project Management Class covers the following topics:

  • Eight Root Causes for Project Failure
  • Project Management Processes and Activities
    • Initiation & Planning: 7 steps to setup a project
    • Execution & Control: 11 processes to manage and control a project
    • Closure: 7 steps to close a project
  • The 5 Standard Phases of the Project Lifecycle
    • Their Objectives and Key Deliverables
      1) Proposal, Definition and Planning
      2) Requirements & Analysis
      3) Design/Configuration & Execution Planning
      4) Construction, Testing & Implementation
      5) Transition to Operations & Support


Reference Accounts
(Contact information available upon request)

 

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Live Online Classes

Attend our On-Line (Live) classes from the comfort of your home or office (No dress code!). Interact with the instructor and other class participants. See live video of the instructor as they present their presentation slides, video and examples. Two audio options: 1) Through your computer with headset (VOIP), or 2) Dial-in over your phone (additional charge applies)

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Recorded Classes

Attend our On-Line (Recorded 24/7) classes from the comfort of your home or office any day at any time – day or night. Take up to 30 days to view.

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Project Management Training

On-site training

These on-site courses – which are available in a public, group format or private, one-on-one training – are an in-depth presentation of the Top Ten Causes of Project Failure, a standard 5-Phase IT Project Life Cycle, and Methodology and Project Management Processes, Techniques, Tips, and Tools.

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PMP Exam preparation

This 5-day (or 10 half-day) covers everything you’ll need to know to qualify for, take and pass PMI’s PMP exam. Classes are offered live on-line, recorded on-line and on-site at your organization. Study materials and practice questions are available.

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