Mainframe Training Overview|
This course addresses the Main Goals of a Successful Project (Successful Project Manager) - "to deliver a quality product, on time, within budget."
A series of short lectures, discussions, and workshop exercises provide the tools, techniques and approaches for counteracting cost overruns, late deliverables, and low quality.
The Whos, Whats, Whys, Wheres, Whens, and Hows of a successful project are covered for each of the major topic areas of -
- Planning tools and techniques
- Organizing a project
- Leading a team
- Controlling and tracking project activities
- Using a Project Development Life Cycle as a road map
- Delivering the Major products of each phase.
Other important areas presented are project charter, statement of work, work breakdown structure, network diagram, estimates, schedules, management reporting tools, change management, risk analysis, and independent auditing.
Mainframe Training Learning Objectives
As a result of this class, the student will be able to -
Mainframe Training Audience
- Define the project management process
- Define project management skills
- Develop a project charter, statement of work, work breakdown structure, network diagram,
estimates, and schedules
- Identify project manager functions and responsibilities
- Discuss the importance of developing project alternatives
- Develop Change management procedures
- List the tools and techniques that lead to project success.
This course is intended for senior analysts, project team leaders, and project managers who need to build and/or sharpen their Project Management skills and to run successful projects.
Mainframe Training Prerequisites
Previous project experience is recommended.
Mainframe Training Course duration
Mainframe Training Course outline
2. Project Management - Overview
Context of Project Management
System Development Life Cycle
Project Management Activities
Exercise - WHY DO PROJECTS FAIL ?
3. Management Background
Why Projects Fail
Basic Management Skills
Exercise - What do Project Managers do wrong ?
4. Starting a Project
Exercise - Productivity - WHAT HURTS A worker's PRODUCTIVITY ?
Statement of Work
Exercise - WHAT GETS IN OUR WAY OF PLANNING CORRECTLY ?
5. Work Breakdown Structure
Phase, Product, Task Breakdown
6. Building a Network
Early/Late Start/Finish, Slack, Critical Path
Exercise - Build a NETWORK DIAGRAM from your previous WBS
Calculate ES, EF, LS, LF, slack
Identify the critical path
Exercise - Build 3-point ESTIMATES FOR YOUR PREVIOUS NETWORK DIAGRAM
Build a gantt chart from your previous ESTIMATES
9. Project Evaluation - Technical, Schedule, Budget
Exercise - Build a list of the top 5 or 6 tools that you feel will help you evaluate and
make changes early enough to be effective.
10. Changing the Project
List 3 - 5 actions to bring a project back on schedule?
List 3 - 5 actions to bring a project back on budget ?
List 3 - 5 actions to bring a project back on quality ?
Write a post-project report extolling the virtues of your team's suberb work on the project in this class.
12. Automated Tools - Timeline, MicroSoft Project - Overview
|Day 3 and Day 4|
13. Case Study