Most IT project management courses are purely theoretical and do not prepare you for the real life challenges of project management. Budgets are exceeded, projects run late, conflicts arise and the original requirements of the project are not fulfilled. Unexpected challenges like these is why our Online Course in IT Project Management takes the delegates through the life cycle of a project and requires delegates to react and adapt to the challenges accordingly.
The course will teach delegates how to set up the project budget, plan the project, assign the project resources, and most importantly, teach delegates how to make difficult decisions in times of crises and how to handle difficult situations during the execution of a project.
First time and aspiring project managers will benefit from this 20 week online course as they will gain ‘real life’ experience without influencing an actual project. During the course delegates must relate with ‘real’ clients and stakeholders while handling their own project team. This practical course also has definite deadlines that the project managers must meet and the pressure of making the right decision at the right time provides the delegates with a very close to ‘real life’ situation.
At the end of this course, the delegate should be able to scope, plan, execute and run and control an information systems project.
The course runs through the project life cycle and addresses the knowledge areas of PMBOK. At the start of the project, the delegate gets appointed as the PM by an outsourcing company and is assigned some resources on his/her project team. S/he is expected to initiate and plan the project and gets to work with the ‘real’ stakeholders of the project. Every week different events take place in the life of the project and the project manager needs to respond to these events. These responses are evaluated and delegates are given feedback and model answers. The weekly evaluations are used to grade delegates as the course progresses.
Typical project events which the PM is expected to deal with, range from management requesting a feasibility study, a programmer resigning, users complaining about the system and expenses occurred due to management changing policies or team members requesting leave. Delegates can respond by updating the project schedule and budget, estimating costs and/or time, firing and hiring team members, asking for time extension or more money, etc. The course is concluded with a project and course review and all successful delegates will accordingly receive their certificates.
Information and Communication Technology
Who Should Attend:
The course is designed for novice IT project managers who want to enhance their practical project management skills, or someone with basic knowledge of Information Systems Development (ISD) or aspiring IT project managers.