This course is designed for information system professionals, business analysts and users of information systems who want to gain a better understanding of how to manage information systems projects.
This course covers the basics of project management in alignment with the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK Guide, but strictly from an information systems focus with an information systems case study. As with all our PM courses, the case study can be customized for an additional charge.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the five PMI project management processes;
- Explain the various systems development lifecycles;
- Create a project plan including goal, objectives, scope and deliverables;
- Break a project down into a series of phases, activities, and tasks (WBS);
- Determine the inter-task dependencies in the project;
- Determine the dependency types for each dependency (FS, SS, or FF);
- Estimate tasks using work hours or elapsed time as required;
- Estimate a project completion date;
- Determine project milestones and deliverables;
- Determine project resource, overhead, and fixed costs;
- Create and use a Gantt chart of the project;
- Create and use a network diagram of the project;
- Create and use project control plans (risk, communication, change, quality, procurement, and closing);
- Track a plan versus actuals and revise schedules as necessary;
- Prepare management progress reports; and
- Use previous project results to better plan next projects.