IT projects are notorious for overruns. Whether its late delivery, failure to meet the client’s complete needs or unexpected costs, there is little doubt that involvement in an IT projects can be a pretty tough station! Effective project management is the key to addressing these pressures. Clear management of stakeholder requirements, activity scheduling and employee effort can support strong stakeholder engagement and post-project satisfaction. This COPEX training course incorporates key IT activities such as software engineering methodology, requirements engineering and software quality assurance into generally accepted project management practices (wbs, scheduling etc.) to help delegates understand how they can manage IT projects effectively.
What are the Goals?
By the end of this COPEX training course, you will be able to:
Evaluate IT Project Methods Including Waterfall (Predictive) and Agile (Adaptive) Approaches
Appreciate the Unique Nature of Software Quality and How it Impacts IT Project Management
Identify Key Requirements Engineering Approaches to Address the Intangible Nature of IT Systems
Clearly Plan IT Projects to Manage Scope, Schedule, Cost, and Uncertainty
Effectively Report Progress Using Standard and Earned Value Mechanisms
Who is this Training Course for?
This COPEX training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
IT Directors Considering Digital Transformation
Programme Managers and Other Senior Personnel Responsible for the Governance of Projects
IT Project Managers and Team Leaders who Wish to Build Upon and Consolidate Their Project Management Skills
Business Analysts, Programmers, Quality Assurance Specialists
Other Technical Specialists Involved in IT Projects (e.g. DBA)
Stakeholders in Organizations Who Influence IT Projects
Day One: Nature of IT Projects
Characteristics of projects
Fundamental concepts of project management
IT project lifecycle - core phases performed in IT projects
IT Product Management
Key IT Project Considerations - Globally Distributed Teams
IT project initiation - establishing the project charter
Day Two: Scope - IT Requirements
Quality factors in requirements engineering
Key roles: Product Manager - Product Owner - Business Analyst
Managing emergent requirements
Day Three: Detailed Planning
Software Engineering Methods
Work Breakdown Structures
Building the project schedule - critical path management
COPEX Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course
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