Telecom and IT Project Management Training


Telecommunication and IT Project Management


Course Overview

This course is a mix of theoretical and practical learning. The course takes a deliverable-oriented perspective to project management, and include recommendations and learnings from the IT and Telco industries.


Key Course Outcomes 

• Understand the unique complexity of Telecom IT projects
• Learn about the different project management methodologies
• Choosing an appropriate methodology
• The different lifecycles that projects can undergo
• Identifying and managing project stakeholders
• Understanding the effects of complexity and quality on project outcomes
• The benefits of continuous delivery approach in modern IT projects


Course Outline


Short Description

Day 1

Introduction to IT Project Management

Defining IT Project Management

The role of project management

Why are IT Projects Difficult?

Introduction to PMI and PMBOK.

Project Management Methodologies

Overview of Traditional Methodologies

Overview of Agile Methodologies

Other Methodologies

Methodology Use in Industry

Project Management Challenges

Failure Rate of IT Projects

Examples of IT Project Failures

Why do IT projects fail?

Lifecycle of an IT Project

Project Lifecycle Models

Programs vs Projects

Products vs Projects

Choosing a Methodology

Project Stakeholders



Other Users



Identifying Key Project Deliverables

Developing, Negotiating and Communicating a Project Vision

Day 2

Leadership and vision

Leadership of IT Projects

Attributes of Successful Projects

Developing a Vocabulary           

Developing a Project Strategy

Estimating, Scheduling and Velocity

Team Communication

Management Reporting

Requirements Management

Requirements Gathering

Backlog Management

Backlog Reviews

Specification Development

Reducing Complexity

The Problem with Complexity

Astronaut and Other Architectures

Industry Views of Complexity

Delivery Orientation


Non-functional requirements

Business Impact of Quality Decisions

Timeline Escalation Problem


Continuous Delivery Cycle

Principles of Continuous Deployment

Team Structure

Task Allocation and Communication

Regular Meetings

Product Testing Methodologies


Introduction to Project Management Tools

Integrating Backlog and Execution

Using Open Source Software



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Telecom & IT Project Management Training