I.T. Project Management for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide
What you'll learn
- Understand what a project is.
- Understand the key project roles.
- Understand the key project stages.
- Understand how to initiate, plan, execute, control and close a project.
- Effortlessly handle risk, issue and change management.
- Learn how to manage and control resources.
- Be immediately effective in your new project management role.
- No prerequisite knowledge is required.
This course will provide you with the essential knowledge and techniques to successfully manage I.T. projects of any size and type. It is ideally suited to those who may be leading a project for the first time and who need to be immediately effective, or current project managers who are looking to maintain their skills and expertise. All project stages are covered, and a pragmatic, step-by-step approach is taken throughout the course in order that you can quickly understand and subsequently utilise core project management concepts.
The course content is based on my own extensive experience in the project management field, and during my career I have used almost every project management method available. As a result, I know what works, and what doesn't work in the real world, and this course covers the essential, proven processes and techniques that will set you on the road to successful project delivery.
Key lectures have associated example templates, documents and processes that can be downloaded, and quizzes are also provided to regularly test your knowledge and understanding as you progress. Subtitles are also available, and can be displayed below the screen to avoid obscuring lecture information. Finally, on successfully finishing the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion in recognition of your newly-acquired knowledge and skills.
Who this course is for:
- First-time Project Managers who need to be immediately effective.
- Current Project Managers who may want to refresh their knowledge.
I am a senior I.T. consultant with over 30 years experience in the I.T. industry. My early career was spent in the UK, working in roles utilising my Physics degree, prior to commencing in I.T. as a Programmer for British Airways where I was responsible for the analysis, design, development and delivery of aircraft engine system software. I subsequently moved into consultancy as a Business Analyst, acquiring an MSc. degree in Business Systems Analysis and Design, and then into project management. I have since been responsible for the successful delivery of major, multi-million dollar projects for some of the largest organisations in New Zealand and the UK.
Since early 2001, I have specialised in portfolio, programme and project management (P3M), with a particular emphasis on the setting up and running of PMOs, combining best-practice methods with supporting portfolio management software to provide effective management and governance of I.T. project portfolios. I also provide project management training and mentoring (both traditional and agile-based) to varied clients, tailored according to specific requirements.
Senior Project Management / Directing, P3M, Business Systems Analysis and Design, Project Management Training / Coaching.
Master of Science (MSc.), Business Systems Analysis and Design, City University, London, England.
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Honours, Physics, Exeter University, England.
Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute.
Certified ScrumMaster, Product Owner.
Current member, Mensa New Zealand.