Course «Managing IT Projects»

When to Consider This Training

As a company, you would like to see the management effort being effectively applied and value delivered to your customers on time and on budget while keeping costs under tight control. The need for the latter has become especially important these days owing to overall economy downturn and increased competition on the market. You realize that something can be structurally improved in the way your management team manages projects; but you do not know what else can be improved. This training can help you in this by identifying missing links between theory and its successful implementation in practice. You may have already invested into training and certifying your management personnel. Did your certification investment deliver any visible improvement? You may want to consider this training if you are in doubt.

 

How do We Achieve This?

In this course, participants are expected to have general background knowledge in the management field. Rather than teaching the basics of project management, the objective of this course is to bridge the gap between project management theory and a real IT project life. This course demonstrates how project management theory should be materialized by explaining important points to the attendees:

  • Step1 : Why do you need to have a certain artifact in your project? Artifacts created during project lifecycle have very specific purposes, which need to be well understood. In the simplest example, why to create a project plan? It might be trivial at first sight, but it turns very difficult when attendees are asked what they should plan for.
  • Step2 : Where, when and how should these artifacts be used? An artifact is a pure waste unless it can be used to achieve its purpose. Doing so requires in some cases, amongst others, certain degree of courage.
  • Step3 : How the scale of the project matters? Different metrics of projects, such as number of people involved, number of lines in the source code, potential impacts, etc. have substantial influence on how the project should be managed.

 

What are Our Advantages?

This training is designed for IT practitioners by IT practitioners having more than 10 years in IT project management. Its main purpose is to shape skills of attendees they can take to the workplace and demonstrate improvements:

  • Tailored programme to address hurdles attendees face in their every day work, helping them to remove their biggest performance blockers;
  • Practice-driven training agenda and study material;
  • Accustomed to local your corporate cultures;
  • Result-oriented, develops sustainable habits

 

How to Get Most out of This Training

This training will be most appreciated by those professional where were recently promoted into leadership or managerial position from previously held technical role. This training in particularly helps attendees to understand better what is expected of them in their new role and how their new role is different from previous technical role. Although this training is designed to address everyday problems, making sure attendees carry out most of this training and benefit from this training in the long term requires preparation before the training and follow-up after training.

Pre-training preparation

The pre-training preparation pursues clarifying expectations of the training. In first place, it helps customers to understand, which changes and they will observe in attendees performance after the training and how soon desired result will be felt. It can well be that training agenda may need to be greatly reworked to achieve desired changes. E.g. when attendees struggle to manage the learning curve of reporting team members, then training should devote more time to coaching techniques. Pre-training preparation also helps trainers to tailor training agenda to particular needs of attendees. It also helps attendees to come better prepared as trainers may give out small homework to complete before training, which leaves more time for practical exercises.

Attendee Assessment

It might well be that a person will never met his or her performance expectations in the current role or function. Still it is most likely that he or she will soar somewhere else. Understanding why person is what he or she is today and getting insight into his / her potential is the purpose of assessing training attendees. The assessment is performed by training teams during the training based on objectives defined prior to the training. Particular assessment is tailored to each particular attendee group or company situation, and commonly it revolves around answering questions, if is a person:

  • Is underperforming in his / her current role, and if so why;
  • Is overqualified for his / her current role, and if so in which areas;
  • Could be promoted / shifted to other roles within company, and if so what he or she might be able to deliver.

Such assessment is valuable source of information for maximizing utility of company’s human capital.

Post-training follow-up

Post-training follow-up pursues ensuring that expectations of the training are met in the workplace. The unique feature of our approach is to provide attendees with post-training assignment and support. Trainers remain in touch with attendees and help attendee applying classroom knowledge in their work environment after they have left the classroom.

Trainers:

Konstantin Kondratiouk

Ekaterina Skribtsova

 

Target Audience

The course is intended for middle-level managers, project managers and technical experts. The course will be most appreciated by the project managers and team leaders.

Pre-requisites

The course does not require special knowledge in the field of project management. Previous experience in managing projects and familiarity general management concepts would be beneficial.

 

Training Program (3 days 24 hours)

  • Introduction
  • IT Project Life Cycle (the methodology and approach)
  • Introduction to ANSI PMI PMBOK ® 5-th Edition (2013)
  • Review knowledge areas of ANSI PMI PMBOK ® 5-th Edition (2013)
  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Time Management
  • Cost Management
  • Risk Management
  • HR Management
  • Communication Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Quality Management

Teaching methods Theoretical part - 60% Practical part - 30% Tests - 10%

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