IS Project Management

Duration: 3 Days (24 Hours)

IS Project Management Course Overview:

The IS Project Management certification stands as a pivotal credential for professionals within the information security domain. It attests to an individual’s competence in orchestrating and overseeing information security projects, meticulously managing budgets and timelines, and effectively attaining overarching project objectives. This certification underscores adeptness in the complete project lifecycle – from initiation and planning to execution, monitoring, and closure – all within the context of information security. Industries adopt this certification to ascertain the capabilities of experts in steering security-focused projects. Holders of this certification are renowned for their meticulous project planning and streamlined execution, contributing to risk mitigation, heightened productivity, and the preservation of information system integrity.

Intended Audience:

• IT professionals handling or involved in project management
• Business analysts looking to enhance project management skills
• Software professionals managing IT projects
• Team leaders overseeing IT projects
• Entrepreneurs who manage technology-based projects
• Professionals seeking career growth in IT project management
• Graduate students studying Information Systems or related fields.

Learning Objectives of IS Project Management:

The primary learning objectives of an IS Project Management course typically include:

  • Providing students with a comprehensive grasp of project management principles applicable in the information systems domain.
  • Instructing students on initiating, planning, controlling, executing, and closing IT projects using contemporary tools and methodologies.
  • Equipping students with knowledge in risk identification, resource allocation, project governance, and effective management of project teams.
  • Teaching students how to monitor project progress, ensuring adherence to budget, timeline, and scope constraints, all while upholding quality standards and meeting stakeholder expectations.
 Module 1: Projects and Project Work
  • The definition of projects, as opposed to other types of work
  • Terms of reference for a project
  • The purpose of project planning and control
  • The typical activities in a system development life-cycle
  • System and project life cycles
  • Variations on the conventional project life cycle, such as the use of prototypes or an iterative approach (e.g. the creation and testing of a series of versions of a product that converge on the final deliverable) or incremental approach (i.e. the phased
  • Implementation strategies e.g. parallel running, ‘sudden death’, use of pilots
  • Purpose and content of business case reports; the use and significance of discounted cash flows in such reports (Note: knowledge of the method of calculation is NOT required)
  • Types of planning document: project initiation documents; project and stage plans, quality plan, communications plan, risk plan
  • Post implementation review
  • Project deliverables and intermediate products
  • Work and product breakdowns
  • Product definitions (including the identification of derived from, and component of relationships between products)
  • Relationship between products and activities in a project
  • Check points and milestones
  • Lapsed time and effort required for activities
  • Activity networks (using ‘activity on node’ notation)
  • Calculation of earliest and latest start and end dates of activities and resulting float
  • Identification and significance of critical paths
  • Resource allocation, smoothing and levelling, including the use of resource histograms
  • Work schedules and Gantt charts
  • The project control life cycle: including planning, monitoring achievement, identifying variances, taking corrective action
  • The nature of, and the purposes for which, information is gathered
  • Collecting progress information
  • Presenting progress information
  • The reporting cycle
  • Corrective action
  • Reasons for change and configuration management
  • Change control procedures
  • Configuration management
  • Definitions of the term ‘quality’ e.g. ‘fitness for purpose
  • Quality control versus quality assurance
  • Defining quality: definition and measurement
  • Detection of defects during the project life cycle
  • Quality procedures: entry, process and exit requirements
  • Defect removal processes, including testing and reviews
  • Types of testing (including unit, integration, user acceptance, and regression testing)
  • The inspection process, peer reviews
  • Principles of IS0 9001:2000 quality management systems
  • Supplier evaluation
  • Effects of over and under-estimating
  • Effort versus duration; relationship between effort and cost
  • Estimates versus targets
  • Use of expert judgement (advantages and disadvantages)
  • The Delphi approach
  • Top-down estimating
  • Bottom up approaches to estimating
  • Use of analogy in estimating
  • Definition of the term ‘risk’; components of risk: risk events (or triggers), probability, impact
  • Ways of categorising risk, e.g. business versus project
  • Identification and prioritisation of risk
  • Assessment of risk exposure (i.e. combining consideration of potential damage and probability of loss)
  • Risk responses and actions: risk prevention, reduction, acceptance, transfer and contingency planning
  • Typical risks associated with information systems development
  • Assessment of the costs/benefits of risk reduction activities
  • Maintenance of risk registers and risk logs
  • Relationship between programmes and projects
  • Identifying stakeholders and their concerns
  • The project sponsor
  • Establishment of the project authority (e.g. project board, steering committee etc.)
  • Membership of project board/steering committee
  • Roles and responsibilities of project board, project manager, stage manager, team leader
  • Desirable characteristics of project manager
  • Role of project support office
  • The project team and matrix management
  • Reporting structures and responsibilities
  • Management styles and communication (including same time/same place; same time/different place, different time/same place, different time/different place)
  • Team building (including phases of team cohesion e.g. forming, storming, norming, performing, adjourning)
  • Team dynamics

IS Project Management Course Prerequisites

• Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field
• 2+ years of IS project management experience
• Familiarity with project management software
• Basic understanding of software development life cycle
• Knowledge of systems analysis and design
• Proven leadership and decision-making skills
• Ability to manage project budgets and resources.

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  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
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