It is an established fact that IT projects are more prone to failure than any other type of project. In fact using the traditional yardstick of Time Cost and Quality virtually no IT projects can be considered totallysuccessful. The main reason for this is that IT projects are inherently more difficult than non-IT projects. It is therefore particularly important for IT projects that they are correctly Initiated Planned and Managed. This is the responsibility of Project Management. Throughout the course practical applications of the theory will be illustrated by examples and case studiesfrom the presenter's considerable experience of managing large, complex IT projects. The format of the seminar is very interactive with delegates encouraged to share their experiences.
Who should take this course
Project managers, team leaders, business analysts those new to running a software development project or anyone looking to refresh their knowledge of software project management techniques.
Conducting a Project Kick-Off Meeting. The business reasons for the project. Where the project fits in the business. How this fit influences your chances of success. The project customers. Identifying stakeholders and their needs. Developing strategies to effectively manage involvement. The project objectives. What success looks like Making the team's success visible. Managing the project to build customer confidence. Balancing Development Needs with Organizational Expectations. Selecting software development life cycle models. Comparing SDLC models. How to identify the right model. Traditional Iterative Agile (RAD XP Scrum). Designing a road map for your project Mapping your PM process to your project's SDLC. Optimizing time cost function and quality. Considering industry standards: PMI and PRINCE2. Translating Stakeholder Needs into Actions. Structuring content for your software project plan. Providing initial top-down estimates Identifying tasks and phases using a WBS Calculating realistic bottom-up estimates Sequencing tasks into a network diagram. Constructing Gantt charts to assess resource needs. Getting the right resources. Identifying resource needs using your plan Delegating work effectively. Reality check for your project plan. Testing the plan before you begin Assessing the project using risk management Involving the team in planning Building confidence for your plan Selling the plan to relevant stakeholders.
Running the Project:
Day-to-Day Decisions for Success. Focusing on the project management process. Putting theory into practice. Early warning signs. Building team commitment and managing communication. Day-to-day tracking and management. Measuring progress with milestones. Defect detection and prevention. Characterizing the software development process. Pressures to expect at each stage. The major stages and how they relate. Key events in each stage. Providing the critical deliverables. Building successful teams. Getting technical teams to work collaboratively. Ensuring participation. Empowering team members. Embracing the accountability factor. Taking responsibility.
Driving the Implementation:
Recognizing and Overcoming Challenges. Tracking and control. Measuring software progress. Linking progress to success. Implementing change control. Principles of change. The details of change. Controlling risk. Analyzing project risk. Changing the risk profile. Planning for contingency.
Closing the Project:
Learning from Experience. Sharpening your project management skills. Influencing the continuous improvement process of your organization.
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