Information Technology Project Management

Program Description

Master the skills needed for top-notch IT project management!

From planning, scheduling and controlling IS/IT projects…to managing critical interfaces with users and vendors…to balancing development needs with system maintenance…you’ll find your IT project management solutions here!

In this IT project management course, discover how to optimize IT development and delivery processes so that you can bring information technology projects online more effectively, more quickly and on budget.

How You Will Benefit

  • Maintain control of your information technology projects with proven scheduling techniques
  • Deliver quality systems on time
  • Plan for the unexpected
  • Budget more effectively
  • Keep conflict at a minimum
  • Expertly use PM software tools to manage information technology projects
  • Who Should Attend

    Directors and managers of IT, project managers and team leaders, programmers/analysts, systems analysts, project office staff members.


    Overview of Essential IT Project Management Tools

    • Project management framework and terminology—process groups and the nine knowledge areas of the PMBOK

    Essentials for Leading Project Teams

    • Making the transition from practitioner to project manager
    • Six classic functions of management
    • Leading in an IS/IT environment

    Project Planning: Starting with Scope Management

    • Creating the project charter
    • Using the SMART model when writing objectives

    Defining Project Activities

    • Creating a customized WBS
    • IS/IT WBS examples: Phase approach vs. requirements approach

    Developing a Dynamic Project Schedule

    • Determining the sequence of activities

    Project Estimating Techniques

    • Five considerations when making estimates

    Components of Project Planning

    • The planning process group
    • Establishing project performance baselines

    Information Technology Project Planning Methodologies

    • Identify different approaches to planning information technology projects: Systems development life cycle (SDLC) vs. rapid application development (RAD)

    Monitoring and Controlling Projects

    • Status reports… project baselines…identifying variances
    • Using earned value management (EVM) to evaluate project performance

    Project Closure

    • Administrative closure vs. contractual closure
    • Categorizing by project endings: integration…starvation…addition…or extinction

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    AMA's Main Conference Centers

    Seminars scheduled for the cities below are held at the locations listed. For location information for other cities in which AMA seminars are held please call or email for information.
    • New York

      AMA executive Conference Center
      1601 Broadway New York, NY 10019
      American Management Association (Located in the same building as the Crowne Plaza Hotel) 1601 Broadway On Broadway and 48th Street near Times Square. Entrance is on 48th Street.

    • Chicago

      AMA executive Conference Center (adjacent to the Marroitt O'Hare)
      8655 West Higgins Rd
      Chicago, IL 60631

    • San Francisco

      AMA executive Conference Center (located in San Francisco Marriott Hotel)
      55 Fourth Street 2nd Level
      San Francisco, CA 94103

    • Atltanta

      AMA Executive Conference Center
      1170 Peachtree Street Ne Cnr Peachtree & 14th (3rd Flr)
      Atlanta, GA 30309

    • Washington D.C.

      Arlington, Virginia
      2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 200
      Arlington, VA 22202

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      3 Day(s)

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      Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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      Lunch is on your own.

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