With tight pressure to reduce costs and implement technology quickly, IT project managers are under severe pressure to complete projects not only at the promised quality but also on time and on budget. Yet industry figures consistently show that 90 percent of major IT project initiatives fail to be completed both on time and on budget. This course looks into the unique challenges of managing IT projects, and offers a roadmap to success
You will define the IT specific challenges of project management, and methods to avoid common pitfalls
By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
Determine the true nature of the problem or opportunity, ascertain its relevance and feasibility, and identify associated risks.
Establish the high-level timetable and budget for the project.
Create the project planning documents.
Create the documents that lay the foundation for the project.
Conduct the management planning activities.
Determine the ideal team composition, recruit, negotiate for, and assign team members.
Calculate schedule and budget variances, manage the critical path, team, and vendor relationships, and monitor quality metrics.
Identify variances and outline corrective action, negotiate changes, and identify the proper course of action to avoid scope creep.
Execute the project transfer steps.
Project Managers of IT Complex Projects and those who are looking for formal project control training