Project Management Essentials for IT Professionals

Get to know just what you need to get you IT projects going! Project Management Essentials for IT Professionals is a two-day activity based, learner centered course on project management particularly focused on the IT environment. This is the ideal course for project managers who have little or no formal training on project management. It is based on the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® Guide 6th Edition, the de facto global standard on project management. Participants are immersed in real world simulations using typical project management tools and techniques in a gamified environment for optimum learning, retention, and fun. You will not find a project management course in Metro Manila quite like this.

At the end of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts of project management
  • Describe the different roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager, the PMO, and the Project Stakeholders
  • Know the essential deliverables commonly used during Project Initiation
  • Know the essential activities and deliverables during Project Planning
  • Know the essential activities and deliverables during Project Execution
  • Know the essential activities and deliverables during Project Monitoring and Controlling
  • Know the essential activities and deliverables during Project Closing

Course Outline

  • Introductory Concepts on Project Management
    • Projects, Programs, and Portfolios
    • Projects and Operations
    • Project Phases
    • Project Management Knowledge Areas
    • The Project Manager
    • PM 101
    • The Project Management Office (PMO)
    • The Project Stakeholders
    • Project Lifecycles
      • Traditional Lifecycles (waterfall)
      • Iterative and Incremental Lifecycles
      • Adaptive Lifecycles (Agile)
  • Project Initiation
    • The Business Case
    • The Project Charter
  • Project Planning
    • The Project Management Plan
    • The Work Breakdown Structure
    • The Activity List
    • Activity Estimation Techniques / Story Points
    • Work vs Duration
    • Logical Dependencies
    • Mandatory vs Discretionary Dependencies
    • Leads and Lags
    • The Schedule Network Diagram
    • The Critical Path
    • Schedule Compression Techniques
    • The Project Schedule
    • Cost Budgeting
    • Quality Planning
    • Resource Planning
    • Communication Planning
    • Risk Planning
    • Procurement Planning
    • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Project Executing
    • Acquiring and Developing Resources
    • Performance Reporting
    • Burndown Charts
    • Kanban Boards
    • Managing Stakeholder Engagement
  • Project Monitoring and Controlling
    • Earned Value Analysis
    • Risk Register
    • Integrated Change Control
  • Project Closing
    • Lessons Learned Register
    • Project Closure

Who should attend

  • IT Project Managers and Project Team members with little or no formal PM training
  • Business Analysts, Software Architects, Software Engineers, and Software Testers
  • Project Executives
  • Project Stakeholders
  • Any IT Professional or anyone in the field of Information Technology

Course Fee is inclusive of AM/PM snacks, lunch, access to the xworks learning management system, digital course materials, and course certificates.