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Project Management: Technical Projects

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Overview

Learn how to manage technical projects (including software, hardware, infrastructure, and cloud-based projects) with these project management tips.

Technical projects have their own unique set of needs and challenges. New technology must be researched, downtime must be kept to a minimum, and the organization must be helped to adapt to the change. Learn how to effectively manage technical projects of any size with these tips from project management expert Bob McGannon. He'll go over specific approaches to mitigate the risks and challenges common to technology projects. He'll walk through case studies to bring the concepts to life. Then he'll propose some specific challenges (including conflicts with stakeholders or vendors) for you to explore. Compare your solutions with Bob's recommendations to see how your project management skills compare.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • Defining a technology project
  • Exercise files
1. Technology Project Challenges and Approaches
  • Technology project challenges
  • Identifying and managing stakeholders
  • Challenges with requirements collection
  • Business process change
  • Organizational change
  • Security and regulatory needs
  • "The Cloud"
2. Planning Your Technology Project
  • Planning around your constraints
  • Establishing milestones
  • Sequencing and designing project tasks
  • Assessing and integrating project risks
  • Establishing communication plans
  • Assessing business changes
3. Executing Your Technology Project
  • Challenge: Stakeholder conflict
  • Solution: Stakeholder conflict
  • Challenge: Technical requirement gaps
  • Solution: Technical requirement gaps
  • Challenge: Changing priorities
  • Solution: Changing priorities
  • Challenge: Vendor conflicts
  • Solution: Vendor conflicts
Conclusion
  • Next Steps

Taught by

Bob McGannon

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