GS520 Project Management for Information Systems

This 3-day, highly interactive workshop is designed to give participants a solid foundation in the concepts, tools and techniques of formal project management. While introductory in nature, this course is extremely comprehensive, covering the five key process groups and 38 core competencies associated with effective and efficient project management practice. Participants not only acquire technique-based proficiencies, but also explore and practice essential people skills and teamwork. The concepts and methods learned are immediately usable in the workplace, leading to a greater retention of newly acquired skills, measurable project improvements, and the achievement of desired project results.

Audience: Those who want to understand basic project management skills and concepts.

Your benefits

  • Session recording available, with indexing allowing you to easily browse to the topic you are interested in reviewing.
  • Delivery of a certificate of attendance.
  • Free retake for up to twelve months on confirmed sessions.

Price: 1350 $




Course schedule:

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Module 1: Introduction

  • Workshop Logistics
  • Workshop Materials
  • Workshop Objectives
  • Workshop Contents
  • PMBOK Guide

Module 2: Property Management Concepts

  • Project Management in the Enterprise Environment
  • Programs
  • Portfolios
  • Project Management Offices (PMOs)
  • Project Management Activities
  • The Project Management Process
  • Project Phases
  • Project Life Cycle
  • What Defines a Successful Project?
  • The Project Participants
  • The Stakeholders
  • The Project Environment

Module 3: The People Side of Project Management

  • Understanding people
  • Learn the use style models
  • Flexing your style
  • Understanding differences
  • Communicating

Module 4: Initiating the Project

  • The components of the plan
  • Introduction to the case study
  • The project charter
  • The work plan
  • The control plans
  • The functions of a good project plan

Module 5: Planning the Project

  • The components of the plan
  • Introduction to the case study
  • The project charter
  • The work plan
  • The control plans
  • The functions of a good project plan

Module 6: Decomposition Using a Work Breakdown Structure

  • Defining the work to be done
  • Creating the WBS — demonstration of technique
  • The Work Package
  • The Activity List
  • Methods of subdivision
  • Uses of the WBS

Module 7: Estimating

  • Estimating accuracy
  • Estimating concepts and methods
  • Task-based estimation
  • Effort, productivity factors, influence factors

Module 8: Sequencing and Scheduling

  • Schedule concepts and methods
  • Network diagrams
  • Precedence logic
  • Estimate duration
  • Create a network diagram — demonstration of technique PERT/CPM
  • Allocation of resources
  • Gantt charts/histograms

Module 9: Organizing and Acquiring Staff

  • Human Resource Planning
  • Acquire the Project Team
  • Responsibility Assignment
  • Constraints
  • Resource Histograms
  • Develop the Project Team
  • Team Website

Module 10: Control Plans

  • Planning for Control
  • Quality Planning
  • Communications Management Plan
  • Developing the Plan
  • Change Control
  • Reasons for Change

Module 11: Risk Management

  • Evaluation of risk
  • Identification, assessment, quantification, and contingency planning
  • Risk consequences and contingencies
  • A technique for planning for risk
  • Cost/benefit/risk considerations

Module 12: Executing the Project

  • Project Execution
  • Guideline for Executing a Project Phase
  • Project Kickoff
  • Work Results
  • Tracking Progress via Status
  • Pitfalls of Project Execution

Module 13: Monitoring and Controlling the Project

  • Project Control
  • Prerequisites for Effective Monitoring and Control
  • Performance Reports
  • Current State Report
  • Trend Report
  • Trend Analysis
  • Questions to Ask Yourself
  • Taking Corrective Action
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Risks
  • Tracking and Logging Changes

Module 14: Closing the Project

  • Closing
  • Administrative Closure Activities
  • Lessons Learned
  • Close Out Report

Module 15: Summary and Conclusion

  • Critical Success Factors
  • Project Management Functions

Module 16: System Development Life Cycle

  • Purpose of an SDLC
  • Interaction of Project Management with Phases
  • Spiral Life Cycle
  • The Basic Stages
  • Requirements
  • Systems Design
  • Technical Design
  • Conversation
  • Evaluation
  • Rapid Prototyping Cycle