Technical Project Management

AMA - American Management Association
Training overview
Professional Course
3 days
From 2,345 USD
Start dates
Online
2,345 USD
8/24/2020

New York City
2,445 USD
8/24/2020

Austin
2,445 USD
9/21/2020

Boston
2,445 USD
10/5/2020
AMA - American Management Association

Course description

In just 3 days, you'll understand the unique challenges of managing IT and technical projects and discover how applying project management methodology can give you a step-by-step approach to tackling your toughest challenges. You'll discuss the value of planning, scheduling and how to manage scope. Use tools and techniques to establish a sound estimating process. Find out how to keep projects on track and evaluate project performance. And participate in communications exercises to help successfully lead project teams.

How you will benefit:

  • Apply WBS and network development
  • Identify potential problems and solve them using troubleshooting techniques
  • Track projects more effectively
  • Create status reports that show top management where budgeting, scheduling and manpower trends are headed
  • Cope with tight IT and technical project schedules

Who should attend?

R&D professionals, IT, analysts, developers, engineers, scientists, plant managers and anyone else who administers IT and technical projects.

 

Training content

This training course will cover:

Overview of Essential Project Management Tools

  • Project management framework and terminology—process groups and the Nine Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK  
  • Life cycles in a technical environment

Essentials for Leading Project Teams

  • Leading in an IT or technical environment

Project Planning: Beginning with Scope Management

  • Using the SMART model when writing objectives
  • Creating the detailed scope statement

Defining Project Activities

  • Creating a customized WBS
  • IT and technical project WBS examples

Developing a Dynamic Project Schedule

  • Types of network diagrams
  • Overview of critical path methodology

Establishing a sound estimating process

  • Five considerations when making estimates
  • Consideration of risks when estimating—three-point estimates

Components of Project Planning

  • The planning process group
  • Project performance baselines

Technical Project Planning Methodologies

  • Identify different approaches to planning IT and technical projects: rolling wave planning…stage gate process…critical chain project management
  • Common construction project life cycle
  • Common pharmaceutical project life cycle

Monitoring and Controlling Projects

  • Status reports… project baselines…identifying variances

Project Closure

  • Administrative closure vs. contractual closure

Costs

The course is priced as follows: $2445 - Non-members
$2195 - AMA members
$2079 - GSA price

About AMA

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About American Management Association International

For over 90 years, American Management Association International (AMA) has been a world leader in professional development. AMA supports the goals of individuals, organizations, and government agencies with a complete range of corporate talent transformation solutions, including public open-enrollment seminars...


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