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Learn the challenges of managing IT projects and understand the methodologies, tools, techniques and the language of IT project management. This 2 day seminar is designed to appeal to those with experience working in a project management (PM) environment and who plan to work or are interested in getting insight into IT project management. Instructors for this course bring a wealth of knowledge gained from years of managing projects IT projects in rigorous project-driven industries.


Participants will gain practical skills to:

  • Understand the key IT project management methodologies
  • Increase your own PM "lessons learned" by learning from the PM experiences of others.
  • Understand the IT specific tools and techniques for managing projects, increasing your value to your organization and in the job marketplace.
  • Understand the various tasks, roles and responsibilities in an IT project
  • Understand the language of IT project professionals to enhance your project related communications



IT project managers, team leads, system analysts, developers.


There is no prerequisite for this course. It functions as a stand-alone course.


You will receive a course binder containing copies of presentation slides, case studies, templates, exercises, and suggested solutions.


Introduction, Review of PM Concepts

  • Introduction to the course
  • Project life cycles, process groups and knowledge areas
  • The role of the PM
  • Example Project Management Plan
  • Exercises: Create a WBS for a Website development project


IT Projects and Development Methodologies

  • How are IT projects different
  • Waterfall methodology
  • Iterative and Incremental methodologies (Agile, Spiral, Extreme…)
  • When to use which methodology


IT Projects and Development Methodologies

  • Example of Agile Project Management Plan
  • Exercise


Scope Management

  • Requirement gathering
  • Context diagrams
  • Use cases
  • JAD sessions


Project Estimation

  • Estimation approach and best practices
  • Estimation tools
  • Estimation Example

Project Schedule & Cost

  • Project budget
  • Project Cash flow
  • S curve


Quality Management

  • Full Life cycle testing
  • Test Plans
  • Test types
  • Test phases
  • Test tools


Risk Management

  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Response Planning
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Root causes of IT project failures
  • Exercises: Risk Assessment


Human Resource Management & Communications

  • Organizing for Projects
  • Exercises: Working in a Matrix environment
  • Progress Reports
  • Virtual Teams
  • Exercises: Communication Problems, Communications Plan



  • Trends in IT Project Management
  • Development maturity (CMMI)
  • Review and evaluations

course info

Course ID: 2851
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 2 days

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PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 13 0 1
PgMP 13 0 1
PfMP 0 0 1
PMI-ACP 7 0 1
PMI-SP 3 0 1
PMI-RMP 1 0 1
PMI-PBA 2 0 1

The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 14CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 2 RUs
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 14 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 14 Learning Credits