Project management refers to the art, or science, of directing projects. This course, Project Management for Information Technology, focuses more specifically on how project management concepts can be applied to IT projects, as well as on project management issues that are unique to IT projects. It reviews the concepts, methodologies, and tools of project management as it relates to IT. Students will also learn about fundamentals, such as integration management, scope, costing, quality, human resources, risk management, and procurement.
This course contains eight comprehensive module quizzes and a 56-question Final Assessment spanning IT project management areas of knowledge.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
Apply concepts from The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) to IT projects
Explain the technical processes that might be applied during the IT project lifecycle
Describe the importance of scope control for IT projects and different tools that can be used to manage project scope
Explain the challenges associated with delivering IT projects on time
Differentiate between different techniques for managing the project schedule
Discuss why cost management is difficult for IT projects and describe cost estimation methods, Earned Value Management, and portfolio management
Explain several maturity models and how they can be applied to improve IT project quality
Explain various approaches for team building and communicating on IT projects
Discuss different sources of IT project risk and how to manage them
Describe issues related to IT project procurement, such as outsourcing decisions, e-procurement, and others
Estimated Time to Complete: 25-28 hours
Note: Receive 25 PDUs/contact hours