Course Description

This interactive course is specifically designed to include references, examples and exercises for project leads and team members working on IT projects. This two-day course in project management is designed for those looking to get IT projects on track and find tools that can make an immediate impact. In this course students learn the importance of Agile and why Agile works for IT project management.  Empower your project teams to collaborate and make decisions together by continuous learning and course correcting, resulting in the delivery of higher quality outcomes. This course will help get IT projects back on track using proven, real-world project management tools and techniques.

Course Outline

  • Systems
    • Definitions and Comparisons
    • Understanding the Landscape
    • Project Management Methodologies
    • Popular Development Life Cycle Options
    • Initial Planning - Key to Successful Projects
    • Thinking It Through
    • Sponsor/Project Manager Partnership
    • Project Initiation
    • Model, Schedule and Balance the Project
    • Project Team Meetings
    • Monitoring/Reporting Progress and Status
    • Monitoring/Controlling Tools and Tips
    • Position and Conduct the Closing
  • Competencies
    • Introduction to Managing Stakeholders
    • Analyzing Stakeholders
    • Communication Strategies
    • Maximizing Your Influence
    • Preparing the Organization for Change 
    • Implications for Agile Project Management
    • Separate "What" From "How"
    • Define Requirements Management Process
    • Managing the Process
    • Role of Requirements in Successful Projects
    • The Estimating Story
    • The Estimating Model and Process
    • Agile Estimating
    • Organization and Resources
    • Transition from Traditional Organization
    • Generic and Alternative Matrix Structure
    • Managing and Differences with Global/Virtual Teams
    • Identifying the Need for a PMO
    • Building the PMO
    • Setting the PMO Strategy
    • Assembling and Leading the Team
    • Agile Project Management Perspective
    • Impacts and Attributes of Productivity
    • Improvements to Productivity
    • Case for Outsourcing
    • Outsourcing Options
  • Essential Elements
    • Overview of Scope Management
    • Defining Scope and Deliverables
    • Managing Change
    • Risk Management Definition
    • Apply the Risk Management Process
    • Risk Management Toolset
    • Roles of Project Manager and Sponsor
    • Quality Definitions
    • Process for Obtaining Quality
    • Requirements for Testing
    • Recap of Traditional and Newer Methodologies
    • Which Approach is Right for You?
  • Agile Project Management
    • Why Agile works
    • Traditional vs. Agile project management
    • Incremental and continuous learning
    • Critical success factors
    • Project Integration
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Human Resource Management
    • Industry view of Agile

Additional Information

The Center's project management classes offer PDUs and satisfy the Project Management Institute's (PMI) classroom requirements for the PMP certification. These courses have been approved by PMI.


There are no prerequisites for this course.


18 Hours | 3 Days or 6 Nights

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