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Project Management for Software Development

COURSE TYPE

Hands-On

Course Number

340

Duration

4 Days

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About This Course: This course provides the tools to select the correct development life cycle, create realistic plans, and manage a software development team through each phase of the project. You will use a realistic software project to develop your ideas and practice the key concepts.

You Will Learn How To

  • Deliver successful software projects that support your organisation's strategic goals
  • Adjust your management style to reflect the chosen software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Manage projects at each stage of the SDLC
  • Create project plans that address real-world management challenges

Course Outline

  • Conducting a Project Kick-Off Meeting

The business reasons for the project

  • Where the project fits in the business
  • How this fit influences your chances of success

The project customers

  • Identifying stakeholders and their needs
  • Developing strategies to manage involvement

The project objectives

  • What success looks like
  • Making the team's success visible
  • Managing the project to build customer confidence
  • Balancing Development Needs with Organisational Expectations

Selecting software development life cycle models

  • Comparing SDLC models
  • How to identify the right model
  • Analysing strengths and weaknesses of Traditional vs. Iterative vs. Agile (e.g., XP, Scrum)

Designing a road map for your project

  • Mapping your PM process to your project's SDLC
  • Optimising time, cost, function and quality
  • Translating Stakeholder Needs into Actions

Structuring content for your software project plan

  • Providing initial top-down estimates
  • Identifying tasks and phases using a WBS
  • Calculating realistic bottom-up estimates
  • Sequencing tasks into a network diagram
  • Constructing Gantt charts to assess resource needs

Getting the right resources

  • Identifying resource needs using your plan
  • Delegating work effectively

Reality check for your project plan

  • Testing the plan before you begin
  • Assessing the project using risk management
  • Involving the team in planning
  • Building confidence for your plan
  • Selling the plan to relevant stakeholders
  • Running the Project: Day-to-Day Decisions for Success

Focusing on the project management process

  • Putting theory into practice
  • Early warning signs
  • Building team commitment
  • Day-to-day tracking and management
  • Measuring progress with milestones
  • Defect detection and prevention

Characterising the software development process

  • Analysing how the SDLC drives deliverables
  • Pressures to expect at each stage
  • The major stages and how they relate
  • Determining the working practices in traditional, iterative and Agile developments that offer the greatest impact

Building successful teams

  • Getting technical teams to work collaboratively
  • Engaging the team in the planning process
  • Empowering team members
  • Managing the stages of team development appropriately
  • Driving the Implementation: Recognising and Overcoming Challenges

Tracking and control

  • Measuring software progress
  • Linking progress to success

Implementing change control

  • Principles of change control
  • The value of configuration management

Controlling risk

  • Analysing project risk
  • Changing the risk profile
  • Planning for contingency
  • Closing the Project: Learning from Experience
  • Sharpening your project management skills
  • Influencing the continuous improvement process of your organisation
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Course Schedule

Attend this live, instructor-led course In-Class or Online via AnyWare.

Hassle-Free Enrolment: No advance payment required.
Tuition Fee due 30 days after your course.

Nov 8 - 11 London Enrol Now

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Feb 28 - Mar 3 London/AnyWare Enrol Now

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Jun 27 - 30 London Enrol Now

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AFTERNOON START: Attend these live courses online via Anyware scheduled 2 PM - 9:30 PM BST

Aug 30 - Sep 2 New York/AnyWare Enrol Now

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Nov 15 - 18 New York/AnyWare Enrol Now

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Dec 6 - 9 Herndon, VA/AnyWare Enrol Now

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Jan 17 - 20 Rockville, MD/AnyWare Enrol Now

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Apr 11 - 14 New York/AnyWare Enrol Now

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May 23 - 26 Herndon, VA/AnyWare Enrol Now

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Jul 11 - 14 Rockville, MD/AnyWare Enrol Now

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Aug 22 - 25 New York/AnyWare Enrol Now

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For more information, call 0800 282 353 or click here

Tuition Fee

Standard

£2095

Course Tuition Fee Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Questions

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An experienced training advisor will happily answer any questions you may have and alert you to any tuition fee savings to
which you or your organisation may be entitled.

Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 23 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 18 PDUs
Leadership : 2 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 3 PDUs

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“The Project Management for Software Development Course was perfect! Better than I expected and exactly what I wanted. Plus, the instructor was the best I have ever encountered in the industry. Outstanding!”

- S. Legge, Senior Software Designer
Bridgewater Systems

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