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Project Management for Software Development

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

340

Duration

4 Days

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Effectively manage your software development efforts by selecting the correct development life cycle, creating realistic plans, and managing a team through each project phase. In this training course, you use a realistic case study to develop ideas, practice key concepts, conduct a kick-off meeting, define successful software projects, analyze projects from a team perspective, and make estimations.

You Will Learn How To

  • Deliver successful software projects that support your organization's strategic goals
  • Adjust your management style to reflect the chosen software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Construct a work breakdown structure that addresses real-world management challenges
  • Create a network diagram showing task dependencies

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 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
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Course Schedule

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Tuition

Standard

$2990

Government

$2659

Course Tuition 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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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

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.

Earn 23 Credits from NASBA

This course qualifies for 23 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

Earn 23 PDUs


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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