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Managing an IT Project, hands-on Training
- Participants / Prerequisite
Directing a development project for an information system is an operation filled with pitfalls, as the analysis of difficulties actually encountered will show. This course, largely based on the presenters' experience, will give you all the elements for controlling the progress of your IT projects in terms of time scale, cost and quality.
- The notions of project and project management. The players in a project. Product and project. The project life cycle. Project process groups. Skills areas.
- Planning and defining the content: analysing the product, identifying alternatives, analysing the stakeholders (the players). The models (waterfall, W, iterative). Types of projects: development, integration, deployment. Creating the project breakdown structure: WBS.
Breaking down a project into components and defining the life cycle.
- Estimating workloads. Estimation techniques: expert judgement (Delphi), analogy, rising estimates (analytical evaluation), parameterised estimates (functions points), probabilistic estimates, general approach.
- Sequencing activities: the antecedents method, arrow diagram, schedule network, determining dependencies, lead-time offsets (forward/back).
- Drawing up the schedule: critical path, schedule compression, analysis of possibilities, levelling resources, the critical path method, the bar chart.
Evaluating workloads with different methods. Drawing up and analysing a diagram.Drawing up and analysing a schedule.
- Estimating costs: techniques and methods.
- Budgeting: cost control, monitoring: budget indicators, building them, analysing them.
Building a budget dashboard.
- Introduction to project risks. Risk management planning. Identifying risks (brainstorming, cause-effect diagram, analysing check lists). Qualitative analyses (probability, impact, risk factors) and quantitative analyses (expected monetary value analysis, decision tree). Risk response planning. Monitoring and controlling risks. Audit: risk factors.
Analysing tables and identifying responses.
- Planning the contracts. Asking for offers. Administering and terminating the contract.
- The players in a project: the general contractor, the contracting authority: roles and responsibilities.
- Managing project integration: the management plan, leading and steering the execution of the project. Monitoring indicators.
A do-or-buy decision tree.
- The team. Motivation. Management style. Scheduling resources. Training, developing, leading the project team. The project information system: individual supervision and project supervision.
Leadership style, individual assessment, project progress.
- Interpersonal communication. Scheduling communications. Disseminating information. Drafting the progress report. Managing the stakeholders: managing conflicts.
- Types of benefit goals. ROI, return on investment. Investment decision.
ROI, payback period.
- Quality control benchmarks. Quality control and project. Quality control planning. Quality assurance implementation. Quality control implementation.