To be successful, project managers must consider the processes and people issues, as well as being able to plan and control tasks. There are special problems associated with managing project teams and communicating effectively with all those involved with the project. This course addresses all these key aspects of project management. Training methods used include presentations, discussions, video films, exercises and extensive casework.
The course contains a significant amount of evening work in order to provide maximum practical experience.
The project management life-cycle.
Project work structure.
Project management roles and responsibilities.
Strategy and objectives
The relationship between project goals and objectives and business aims.
Scoping the project.
Project initiation and justification
IS Development options including package software and Rapid Development.
Project justification and cost/benefit analysis.
Identification of risk to the project.
Analysis of risk.
Actions to reduce risk.
Monitoring and controlling risk.
Products, activities and dependencies.
Estimating effort and duration.
Management decision points
Team Skills management
Team role specifications.
Improving team performance.
Quality in a project environment.
Change control and configuration management.
Progress and cost control.
Taking corrective action.
Managing project teams
The project team and matrix management.
Management style and communication.
Reaction to change.
Dealing with resistance.
Implementing change successfully.
Project completion and review
Successful completion and handover.
Learning from experience.
The post-implementation review.
To provide delegates with the understanding and skills required to manage information systems projects successfully.
What skills will the delegate gain?
This course will enable delegates to:
- Identify their role and responsibilities as Project Managers.
- Define a firm foundation for project success.
- Produce a project cost justification.
- Consider various development approaches, eg. package software and Rapid Development.
- Manage project risk.
- Use planning and control techniques to manage projects in a multi-project environment.
- Use a model of role behaviour in working groups to analyse individual roles and improve group effectiveness
- Understand the particular problems of managing project teams
- Produce plans to reduce the impact of change on the customer's organisation and improve the chances of successful implementation.
Who will the course benefit?
Project managers, project leaders, team leaders and other staff with responsibility for information systems projects.
No previous experience of project management is required but delegates are assumed to be familiar with basic project planning and control techniques.
Course feeincludes 4 nights hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunch and evening meal