When to Consider This Training
Your company has recently been through yet another IT project that went totally wrong. It started off with perfect schedule and plenty of contingency, and turned out into usual mess. Perhaps you as a company have by now recognized a need of improving anticipating unwanted uncertainties - project risks. You may have already sent your key staff to several risk management trainings, and what you see is risks turning into issues and profits falling over and over again. If this sounds painfully familiar, then this training can deliver much needed insight into why risks impact your projects and how to get them under control.
It doesn’t take much for an IT project to go awry. Leading successful IT projects time and time again requires special knowledge, skills, mindset, as well as insights into how get IT things done in real life. This training helps your staff anticipating, recognizing, and preventing future events that may derail your project schedule and undermine your company profits project risks.
How We Achieve This?
Present day IT projects are characterized by growing uncertainties, increased pressures from the market, and mounting competition. This training helps attendees to:
- Step1: Discover how they actually treat risks. People unconsciously treat numerous risks every day, e.g. a risk to be hit by a car is treated by looking around before crossing a street. So even if no structural risk management activities are applied for an IT project, quite some risks would be still managed unconsciously by project team. To control project risks comprehensively, attendees need to develop conscious awareness of complete risk management scope;
- Step2: Merge theory into practice. Knowing when and how to apply a necessary risk management method needs solid understanding of why such method works and what can it actually deliver;
- Step3: Consolidate past experience. Attendees will review their past experience of managing software projects risks and see how those risks should have been managed correctly;
- Step4: Outline personal development path. This training clearly reveals the missing bits in management skills that are necessary to manage project risks correctly.
What are Our Advantages?
This training builds sustainable skills applicable in real life IT projects.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
The training is designed for mid-level managers, project managers and technical experts.
Required knowledge and professional experience
The course does not require special knowledge in the field of risk management. Previous experience in managing projects and familiarity general management concepts would be beneficial.
Trainings program (2 days 16 hours)
- The pursuit of risk
- Why not to manage risks
- Classical pitfalls and the principles in software development
- Risk management rules (identification, analysis, planning and mitigation, monitoring and control)
- Approaches to decision-making and responsibility sharing (general approach, methods of Delphi and Pareto, brainstorming)
- Models (SRE, ATAM, OCTAVE), standards (PMP, CMM, IEEE), templates and tools (Monte Carlo)
- Key risks in software development projects; their monitor and control
- Risk in communication
- Risks addressed in life cycle methodologies (waterfall, Spiral, RUP, RAD, Prince2, Agile)
- Benefits compensate risks
- Test for Risk Management
Theory - 50%
Practice - 40%
Tests - 10%