Project Management for Information Systems

665.00  excl. VAT

Course Code: PM410

Duration: 3 days;

Delivery dates: TBA;

Instructor: Jordan Serbezov, PMP, MSc. in Strategic Management from Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria;

Certificate: Yes, upon completion;

Location: TBA


This course is based on content and student kits provided by ITCourseware, LLC.


This 3-day, highly interactive workshop is designed to give participants a solid foundation in the concepts, tools and techniques of formal project management. While introductory in nature, this course is extremely comprehensive, covering the five key process groups and 38 core competencies associated with effective and efficient project management practice. Participants not only acquire technique-based proficiencies, but also explore and practice essential people skills and teamwork. The concepts and methods learned are immediately usable in the workplace, leading to a greater retention of newly acquired skills, measurable project improvements, and the achievement of desired project results.


Workshop Logistics
Workshop Materials
Workshop Objectives
Workshop Contents

Property Management Concepts

Project Management in the Enterprise
Project Management Offices (PMOs)
Project Management Activities
The Project Management Process
Project Phases
Project Life Cycle
What Defines a Successful Project?
The Project Participants
The Stakeholders
The Project Environment

The People Side of Project Management

Understanding people
Learn the use style models
Flexing your style
Understanding differences

Initiating the Project

The components of the plan
Introduction to the case study
The project charter
The work plan
The control plans
The functions of a good project plan

Planning the Project

The components of the plan
Introduction to the case study
The project charter
The work plan
The control plans
The functions of a good project plan

Decomposition Using a Work

Breakdown Structure
Defining the work to be done
Creating the WBS —
demonstration of
The Work Package
The Activity List
Methods of subdivision
Uses of the WBS


Estimating accuracy
Estimating concepts and methods
Task-based estimation
Project Management for
Information Systems
Effort, productivity factors, influence factors

Sequencing and Scheduling

Schedule concepts and methods
Network diagrams
Precedence logic
Estimate duration
Create a network diagram —
demonstration of technique
Allocation of resources
Gantt charts/histograms

Organizing and Acquiring Staff

Human Resource Planning
Acquire the Project Team
Responsibility Assignment
Resource Histograms
Develop the Project Team
Team Website

Control Plans

Planning for Control
Quality Planning
Communications Management Plan
Developing the Plan
Change Control
Reasons for Change

Risk Management

Evaluation of risk
Identification, assessment,
quantification, and contingency
Risk consequences and contingencies
A technique for planning for risk
Cost/benefit/risk considerations

Executing the Project

Project Execution
Guideline for Executing a Project Phase
Project Kickoff
Work Results
Tracking Progress via Status
Pitfalls of Project Execution

Monitoring and Controlling the Project

Project Control
Prerequisites for Effective
Monitoring and Control
Performance Reports
Current State Report
Trend Report
Trend Analysis
Questions to Ask Yourself
Taking Corrective Action
Monitoring and Controlling
Project Risks
Tracking and Logging Changes

Closing the Project

Administrative Closure Activities
Lessons Learned
Close Out Report
15. Summary and Conclusion
Critical Success Factors
Project Management Functions

System Development Life

Purpose of an SDLC
Interaction of Project
Management with Phases
Spiral Life Cycle
The Basic Stages
Systems Design
Technical Design
Rapid Prototyping Cycle