Project Management 101


# Topic What will be taught Time Required (Hours)
1 Day in life of a PM - What is a PM's role
- What skills are required to be a PM
- What are the essential traits and background of most PMs
- What does a typical day in life look like
- What are the various stages of career progression
- How is a PM different from a BA
- What are some of the software tools required for PM
2 Initiating a project - Developing a project charter
- Establishing stakeholders
- Creating a business case and ROI
- Typical approval processes in large organizations
- Prioritization techniques for projects
- Developing the high level project plan
- Buy vs. build decisions
- RFQ, RFI and the RFP process
3 Planning & estimating project - part 1 - Planning scope
- Planning SDLC methodology and requirements
- Planning human resources and infrastructure required
- Planning communications
4 Planning & estimating project - part 2 - Planning risk
- Estimating cost of human resource and infrastructure
- Working with procurements for vendor resources
- Various outsourcing engagement models
- Sample vendor contracts
5 Project execution - Detailed work breakdown structure and project plan
- Various types of communication
- Various types of risk during execution
- Resource loading
- Requirements and change management during execution
- Various types of application development best practices in typical large organizations (like peer review, static and dynamic code scans, use of tools, version control, disaster recovery events etc.)
- What is ITSM and ITIL?
6 Project monitoring and controlling - Control management
- Control infrastructure availability
- Control adherence to methodology and process
- Control committed deliverables
- Time tacking and performance tracking of employees and consultants
- Team leadership
7 Closing project and moving into BAU - Closing documents
- How to manage production support
- How to manage enhancement requests
8 Management Reporting - Weekly score cards with RAG ratings
- Quarterly updates
- Project prioritization spreadsheets
- Budget forecasts and reforecasts
9 Overview of tools used - Basics of MS Project
- Basics of requisite pro and enterprise architect
- Basics of business case tools
- Basics of PPM software (e.g. Clarity or HP PPM)
- Basics of production support tools like JIRA
- Basics of issue and enhancement tracking tools like Alacrity
10 Resume and interview preparation 2


Total Time: 34 Hours