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Planning and Controlling IT Projects

With business change increasingly reliant upon successful IT systems adoption, IT specialists must acquire the technical and people management skills and competencies to achieve high quality project results on time and within budget. As IT projects have requirements and issues specific to them, this course has been designed specifically for IT professionals.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This highly interactive course will give you the practical project management tools and techniques alongside the people management skills to ensure your IT projects are a success. The course draws upon the extensive cross-functional, IT, IS and outsourcing project management experience of our leading trainers.

Who should attend?

Anyone responsible for managing and/or delivering IT projects and wishing to develop unique project management knowledge and skills applicable in an IT environment.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Principles of Project Management
• Understanding the challenges associated with IT projects
• Defining IT project success
• Strategies for IT project management
• Managing multiple projects IT Project Life Cycle
• Characteristics of IT project management
• The dynamics of the IT project life cycle
• Managing an IT Project within a business project 

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities
• Defining the role and skills of the project leader
• Measuring your own performance and improving your effectiveness
• Single accountability
• Matching accountability with authority 

Aligning with Business Value Principles
• Assessing project viability and putting forward a business case
• Establishing a clear, workable project specification
• Gaining commitment from stakeholders 

Building Effective Project Teams
• Building IT project teams – structuring, building and overcoming team difficulties
• Building your interpersonal skills as a project manager
• Motivating the team in stressful situations
• Delegation and empowerment
• Staff productivity potential
• Conflict resolution 

Project Management Methodologies, Tools and Techniques
• Establishing an IT project control and monitoring system
• Estimation methods
• Using benchmarking to facilitate process improvement 

Project Planning, Budgeting and Activity Scheduling
• Setting the project’s objectives, goals and specifications
• Effectively planning your project – the financial case, risk assessment, cost/benefit analysis, contingency planning
• Setting realistic project schedules and budgets
• Monitoring your project progress
• Applying effective project control techniques 

Project Stakeholder Management
• Developing a reporting system
• Establishing expectations and managing them
• Communicating effectively within, and externally to, your team 

IT Project Risk Management
• Establishing a simple and practical project risk management framework
• Managing third party relationships 

Scope and Change Management
• Managing change on IT projects
• Managing the business on scope changes

Benefits Realisation
• Conducting a post implementation review
• Establishing ROI and

Benefits to you

• Establishing an IT project control and monitoring system
• Applying project planning techniques to an IT project
• Assessing project viability and putting forward your case
• Establishing a clear, workable project specification
• Measuring your own performance and improving your effectiveness
• Communicating effectively within your team and outside of your team
• Understanding the business case for IT project requirements

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

This course is currently only available as an in-house option. For more information, and a quote, contact our team on +44 (0)20 3002 3057, or by email at

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