Project Management Training Module 7 IT-Project Specific

The purpose of these Training Modules is to guide you through the Be a Better Sheepdog site in a logical sequence to help you to become a better Project Manager whether you are new to the role or wish to improve on your performance. This is Module 7 of 8 of and provides some additional guidance if you are running an IT Project; see other modules at the bottom of the page.

Additional guidance for IT Projects

If you are running an IT Project these posts may offer you some additional guidance.
  1. A specific Risk to be managed - Environments KILL IT Projects
  2. Another specific Risk to be managed - Beware of bent spoons in your IT implementation!
  3. Remember the Hanrahan Principle for IT Data Migration Projects or if there is a data migration aspect to the Project
  4. This tool may help plan and manage a Build phase - it can be managed by the Development Manager or Lead Developer - IT Build Sheet for SDLC Build phase planning and monitoring. Here is a worked example.
  5. Check a few things before joining the Agile bandwagon

Be a Better Sheepdog Training Modules

  1. Module 1 - OVERVIEW - an overview of the training and basic concepts 
  2. Module 2 - PM SKILLS - what skills and behavioural characteristics you need to develop to be a successful Project Manager?
  3. Module 3 - DEFINE Process - describes this important process to ensure that we have identified the Owner of the Project, agreed the objective, developed the plans etc
  4. Module 4 - DO Process - executing the Project ensuring that the Project Manager is monitoring, controlling, communicating, escalating when required etc
  5. Module 5 - CLOSE Process - things to complete before the Project ends and the temporary project organisation is disbanded
  6. Module 6 - OTHER information not already covered
  7. Module 7 - IT PROJECT specific information, skip if you aren't running such projects (this module)
  8. Module 8 - RECAP & TEST - A recap and an opportunity to test yourself and join the "Be a Better Sheepdog" Hall of Fame
  9. Project Management Manual in Proverb Cartoons - if you prefer your training visual, this is for you


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