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IT Project Management Basics – #111

Individual Online Mentoring Thru the Course & A Year Afterward $1,995

IT/IS managers and beginning project managers learn the basics of project management. Practice managing a project step-by-step with your instructor.

IT Project Management Basics – Individual Online Mentoring

Learn the basics by managing a IT/IS project as you work privately with an expert IT/IS project manager. Learn to use real world tools and techniques, not vague academic concepts. You will master a proven step-by-step method for small and medium-size IT/IS projects.

You will be able to plan IT projects and tasks

  • Ask the right question of the boss, user or customer
  • Breakdown what they want into pieces you can manage
  • Present the plan to the boss, user or customer for their approval

You will be able to schedule and assign tasks to your team

  • Build a schedule using project software (several choices)
  • Accurately estimate work and time to finish as soon as possible
  • Make clear assignments that tell your team what you expect

You will be able to track and report progress

  • Spot problems early when they are easier to fix
  • Plan your corrective actions
  • Make and deliver a professional status report

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Live Meetings & Presentations with Your IT Project Management Basics Mentor

Learn a simple methodology with templates that you can use on all your IT/IS projects. You will know how to plan, schedule, track and report progress.

You work with your mentor as you manage every step in a project

  • Private, customized hands-on training from an expert IT/IS project manager
    • Do assignments when you wish; take up to 1 year to finish
    • Get feedback within 24 hours & discuss it in private video conferences
    • Practice running meetings & presentations live with your instructor

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IT/IS Project Basics

IT/IS Project Management Basics Online Course Tuition $1,995

Talk to an Advisor 1-303-596-0000

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Our Credentials

  • We have been training project managers for over 25 years
  • We are a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)®
  • PMI® has approved this course for 30 education hours (PDUs)
  • Major universities have approved this course for graduate school credit
  • We have had an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for 17 years
  • Our staff consists of experienced project managers who have worked more than a decade in various industries.

IT/IS Project Management Basics Course Modules: What you will learn and how you will practice the new skills

Skills & Techniques in Reading & Lectures

1. Define Scope – Learn to ask the right questions of the boss and user department heads to understand what they want the project to do. Next, learn how to use a strong scope (goal) statement that will avoid uncontrolled changes to the project. Then learn to uncover the major limits on cost and schedule.

2. Gather Requirements – Learn how to ask the user department heads the right questions to document what they need from the project.  Next, link their requirements to the project goals they support. Uncover all the requirements so you can address them early in the project.

3. Build Project Plan – Learn to design a plan covering deliverables, resources and project risks. Also make initial estimates of time and cost. Next, identify risks and plan how to avoid them. Build a Power Point slide show of your project plan and then present it to the boss and user department heads.

4. Then, create a Work Breakdown & Schedule – Learn how to sequence and estimate your tasks using project management software. Next learn how to build a project work breakdown structure (WBS). It details all the deliverables your team will produce. Next, break down your high-level deliverables into assignments for your team members. Finally, create clear performance expectations for each assignment.

5. Tradeoffs & Critical Path – Learn to develop alternative ways of doing the project by changing the scope, duration, cost and resources. Develop trade-offs between them for the boss and user department heads to consider. Then optimize your schedule to cut the project’s cost and duration.

6. Conflict Management – Understand five strategies for resolving conflicts and when to apply them. Learn how to use these techniques to lower the impact of conflicts on your project schedule and budget.

7. Tracking & Status – Learn to give the boss and user department heads accurate forecasts of the project completion date and final cost. Then update your project schedule to show actual results to-date and identify problems. Finally, use the software to model solutions and forecast the final dates and costs.

Practice in Live Meetings & Presentations

1. Lead a live project planning session with your instructor who plays the roles of the boss and user department heads. Ask them questions to define a clear scope (goal) for the project that will solve their problems. Then gain their approval of the scope.

2. Next, run a live requirements meeting with each user department head (role-played by your instructor). Gather their requirements and define the deliverables each department must produce using those requirements. Finally, learn how to use this information to manage requests for changes.

3. Then present your plan & slides to the boss and user department heads (role-played by your instructor). Outline your approach to the project and give them information on the requirements. Answer their questions about your plan and gain their approval and support.

4. Next, review your schedule with your instructor when you complete the WBS, sequence of tasks and estimates of work and time. Discuss your schedule’s strengths and weaknesses in live meetings with your instructor. Make improvements after each review.

5. Then in a live presentation to the boss and user department heads (role-played by your instructor), discuss trade-offs between scope, resources, duration and cost to give them options for the project. Handle any objections they may have.

6. Next, watch a video of a conflict between two team members. Decide the correct technique to manage the conflict and discuss it with your instructor.

7. Last, using status data from your team, update your schedule, spot problems and develop solutions. Present the status report to the boss and user department heads (role-played by your instructor) using Power Point slides. Answer their questions.

How Individual Online Mentoring Works: Course Features

    IT/IS Project Management Basics Online Course Tuition $1,995

    Talk to an Advisor 1-303-596-0000

    BrochureQuestions?Student CommentsEnroll

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