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Project Management for Information Technology Professionals, IT-M 871

About this Course: 

Basic principles of project management are taught with a particular focus on project planning for information technology hardware, software and networking project implementation. Management of application development and major Web development projects will also be addressed.


Participant should have basic computer skills with an interest in project management.

Course Outline: 

Life cycle, the project manager process
Strategy, scope and initiation
Planning documents and work breakdown structure (WBS)
Risk management
Estimation and precedence diagrams
Schedule management and optimization and risk
Cost management (EVM)
Stakeholder and quality management
Process improvement
Agile project management and extreme project management
Professional development

Expected Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the current state and best practices of information technology project management using appropriate terminology
  • Analyze project management decisions in terms of technical, cost-benefit and human resource considerations
  • Assess the risk exposure of an IT project and develop plans for mitigating and managing risks
  • Develop mechanisms for capturing and reporting objective measures of project progress
  • Apply frameworks for effective planning and decision making regarding IT project management
  • Describe the human resource, financial, and technical responsibilities of an IT project manager, including the unique challenges associated with outsourcing, off-shoring, and globalization
  • Discuss the impact of quality management and process maturity on IT project management
  • Discuss the role of portfolio management in realizing corporate strategic vision

Grading Details: 

Grading/CEU award for this course includes assignments, paper, projects, and exams .