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Elaine Marans

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Project Management for IT Professionals—Instructor-Led Virtual

Elaine Marans, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA

Price: $349
PDUs: 6
Time: 9am to 4pm CST

RMC Learning Solutions (formerly RMC Project Management) is now delivering its most popular project management, business analysis and agile training classes in a live and virtual format! Using one of the top online learning facilitation tools in the world, students will experience true, classroom-style learning in front of their own computer. In addition to world-class instruction from experienced instructors, our Instructor-Led Virtual classes will feature live chat, white boards, breakout rooms, file sharing, testing/quizzing, and dozens of other learning-based features.

Class Description

This IT-focused course is full of tools and techniques that can be applied immediately any IT project—to deliver them on time, on budget, and with fewer headaches. In addition to reviewing concepts like planning, scheduling and budgeting, this course moves BEYOND the basics to cover a number of real-world project management tools and techniques for IT initiatives. Students will leave the course with indispensable practical checklists, templates and exercises to reinforce learning—as well as dozens of tricks, insights and contributions from real-world PMs sharing their experiences with real-world IT projects. Get your IT projects back on track using proven, real-world project management tools and techniques!

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand why IT projects fail—and prevent failure
  • Define effective IT project charters and requirements
  • Organize IT roadmaps into manageable projects
  • Establish 'soft' and 'hard' project metrics and milestones
  • Define project scope, and avoid scope creep
  • Identify and manage stakeholders and expectations
  • Utilize techniques developed by real-world PMs

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Key Concepts of IT Project Management
  • Getting Off to the Right Start
    • Preventing Problems Before You Even Get Started
    • Finalizing What Is Asked of You
    • Preventing Problems through Planning
    • Learning the Steps in the Planning Process
    • Finalizing Project Objectives
    • Breaking Projects Down into Manageable Pieces
    • Preventing Scope Creep
    • Work Flow
    • Get Reliable Estimates
    • Verify How Long the Project Will Take
    • Preventing Problem #1
    • Focus: Prevent Problems
    • Develop an Increasingly Realistic Plan
    • Finalize How You Will Manage the Project
    • Develop the Final Project Management Plan and Get It Approved
    • Making Sure Everyone is on the Same Page
    • Applied Learning
  • Getting the Work Done
    • Activities During Execution and Control
    • Overall Focus of Executing
    • Executing Actions People Miss
    • Overall Focus of Control
    • Controlling Actions People Miss
    • Warning on Status Reports You Receive
    • Executing and Controlling Questions to Consider
  • Your Success
  • Conclusion: Extras
    • Handling Unrealistic Schedules
    • Gaining Support from Your Boss
    • Boosting Your Knowledge of Risk Management
    • Defining Roles and Responsibilities
    • Eliminating Status Meetings
    • Proving Your Worth as a Project Manager
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