A highly interactive training course on

IT Project Management

Advancing Agile Projects in an IT Environment
Coventry Academy -  IT Project Management

Course Schedules

 09-13 Sep 2024

Training course overview

IT projects are notorious for overruns. Whether its late delivery, failure to meet the client’s complete needs or unexpected costs, there is little doubt that involvement in an IT projects can be a pretty tough station! Effective project management is the key to addressing these pressures. Clear management of stakeholder requirements, activity scheduling and employee effort can support strong stakeholder engagement and post-project satisfaction. This Coventry Academy online training course incorporates key IT activities such as software engineering methodology, requirements engineering and software quality assurance into generally accepted project management practices (wbs, scheduling etc.) to help delegates understand how they can manage IT projects effectively. 

What are the goals?

By the end of this Coventry Academy online training course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate IT Project Methods Including Waterfall (Predictive) and Agile (Adaptive) Approaches
  • Appreciate the Unique Nature of Software Quality and How it Impacts IT Project Management
  • Identify Key Requirements Engineering Approaches to Address the Intangible Nature of IT Systems
  • Clearly Plan IT Projects to Manage Scope, Schedule, Cost, and Uncertainty
  • Effectively Report Progress Using Standard and Earned Value Mechanisms

Who is this training course for?

This Coventry Academy online training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • IT Directors Considering Digital Transformation
  • Programme Managers and Other Senior Personnel Responsible for the Governance of Projects
  • IT Project Managers and Team Leaders who Wish to Build Upon and Consolidate Their Project Management Skills
  • Business Analysts, Programmers, Quality Assurance Specialists
  • Other Technical Specialists Involved in IT Projects (e.g. DBA)
  • Stakeholders in Organizations Who Influence IT Projects

Course Outline

Day One: Nature of IT Projects
  • Characteristics of projects
  • Fundamental concepts of project management
  • IT project lifecycle - core phases performed in IT projects
  • IT Product Management
  • Key IT Project Considerations - Globally Distributed Teams
  • IT project initiation - establishing the project charter
Day Two: Scope - IT Requirements
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Stakeholder management
  • Requirements elicitation
  • Quality factors in requirements engineering
  • Key roles:  Product Manager - Product Owner - Business Analyst
  • Managing emergent requirements
Day Three: Detailed Planning
  • Software Engineering Methods
  • Work Breakdown Structures
  • Building the project schedule - critical path management
  • Establishing the release plan
  • Key roles: Technical Architect, Designer, Developer Quality Assurance Specialist (QA)
  • IT Project Quality Management - planning, executing and controlling quality
  • Developing the Quality Assurance Plan (QA plan)
Day Four: Managing Project Execution
  • Understanding IT Project Costs
  • Software engineering teamwork - developing and managing the team
  • Managing uncertainty - addressing risks
  • The challenges with using Waterfall (predictive project management)
  • Agile Software Development - values and principles
  • Adaptive (Agile) Project Management (SCRUM)
Day Five: Controlling & Closing IT Projects
  • Preparing the progress report - traditional approach
  • Progress dashboards using Earned Value Management
  • Controlling value generation using Scrum (Agile) - Reviews
  • Measuring Success - requirements traceability matrix
  • Measuring Success - confirming value generation
  • Continuous improvement - Lessons Learned & Retrospectives

The certificate

  • A Coventry Academy e-Certificate will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the online training course

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