Course Outline
1. IT Project Foundations
IT Project Success and Failure
Practical Project Methodologies
Software Development Methodologies and Processes
Definition of a Project
Project Management as a Service Industry
Formal vs. Informal Management
Complexity and Uncertainty in Projects
Influences of Organizational Structure on Project Management
Project Management Institute (PMI®)
Project Management Life Cycle
Project Management as a Subset of Overall Management Skills
Iterative Nature of the Project Management Life Cycle
2. Quality in IT Projects
Quality Management
IT Project Testing
3. Project Initiation
Activities of Project Initiation
4. Project Scope Definition
Defining and Gathering Requirements
Work Breakdown Structure
5. Time Management and Scheduling
Time Decomposition
Network Diagramming
6. Resource Planning
Identification of Required Project Resources
Roles and Responsibilities Chart
Staffing Management Plan
Resource Constraints
Responsibility Assignment Matrix
7. Cost Management and Control
Cost Planning and Analysis
Cost Estimating Techniques
Levels of Accuracy in Estimates
Cost Estimates at Planning Milestones
Contingency and Management Reserves
8. Communications Management
Management of Stakeholder Expectations
Considerations for Effective Communication
Lines of Communication
Forms of Communication
Communication Management Plan
Project Status Report
9. Risk Management
Essentials of Project Risk Management
Risk Sources for the IT Project
Stakeholder Risk Tolerance
Risk Identification Techniques
Risk Ranking
Risk Triggers
Risk Response Strategies
10. Vendor Management
Procurement and Sourcing Management
Overview of Vendor Management
Vendor Management Success
Measures of Vendor Management Success
11. Change Management
Project Changes
Integrated Change Control
Change Control Process
12. Phase and Project Closure
Phase and Project Closing
Lessons Learned
Phase and Project Reports.

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