This course covers the major aspects of project planning and control in systems development. It introduces techniques for estimating, planning and control in a systems development environment.
By means of individual and group exercises, the course develops skills in the use of these techniques which are aimed at increasing the delegates level of success as project leaders.
Projects and project work
The need for project planning and control.
Outline and detailed planning
Estimating effort and duration.
Function Point Analysis.
Adjustments, allowances and contingency.
Developing estimating skills.
Activity networks and critical path analysis.
Schedules and Gantt charts.
Identifying resource requirements
Allocating tasks to people.
Quality control techniques.
Change control procedures.
Collecting and analysing progress information
Taking corrective action.
To present to delegates the basic techniques for estimating, planning and control of information systems projects.
What skills will the delegate gain?
This course will enable delegates to:
-Prepare and justify estimates of systems and programming effort and elapsed time for the project.
-Develop project plans showing activities, dependencies, resources and timescales.
-Set up and use procedures to control progress,change and quality.
Who will the course benefit?
Project managers, team leaders and staff involved in estimating, planning and controlling systems development projects or setting up new procedures for project management.
No previous knowledge of project management is assumed.