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21st December 2015, 03:38 PM
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Re: Software Project Management Training

Project Management for Software Development 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.
Course Content:
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 Organizational Expectations
Selecting software development life cycle models
Comparing SDLC models
How to identify the right model
Analyzing 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
Optimizing 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

Characterizing the software development process
Analyzing 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: Recognizing 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
Analyzing 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 organization

4-Day Tuition New Attendee Returning Attendee
STANDARD $2,990 $2,695
GSA/GOVERNMENT $2,659 $2,393

Contact Details:
Learning Tree International
1831 Michael Faraday Drive
Reston, VA 20190-5304
Tax ID - 54-1577802
DUNS – 784896508

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