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Project Management, ICT Strategy and Governance Toolkit /

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This toolkit course combines the following courses:

Best Practice Project and Programme Management 05 days
ICT Strategy and Governance 05 days

In week one of this course, delegates will learn best practice project and programme management, as a tried and trusted set of practical techniques, tools, skills and knowledge to help ensure your programmes and projects deliver targeted outcomes and outputs. They will explore how to effectively start, plan, manage and control a complex project and examine how to identify and overcome the common causes of project failure thereby increasing their chances of successful implementation.

In week two of this course, delegates will learn how to create a robust ICT strategy, aligned to organisational goals, strategy and initiatives and based upon a systematic analysis of the business environment. They will examine how to deliver strategic change and successfully oversee, assure and implement ICT strategy, programmes, projects and initiatives. Delegates will also explore current ICT developments and issues, well-established assurance techniques, and governance structures and roles.

Course Objectives

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Define, appraise, plan, implement and control programmes and projects
  • Devise and deliver strategic benefits to your organisation
  • Effectively supervise, monitor and evaluate a range of programmes and projects
  • Develop ICT strategy aligned to organisational strategy
  • Describe different types of ICT governance frameworks and the support they provide
  • Manage stakeholders, key risks and adopt effective change management
  • Provide project assurance, maintain project control and avoid the common causes of project failure

Key Topics

  • Organisational goals and scope of projects and programmes
  • Identify, analyse and engage stakeholders
  • Project phases and tools for project planning, scheduling and control
  • Identify and track benefits and risks
  • Team management in a project environment
  • Systematic monitoring, tracking and reporting on progress
  • Strategic analysis and aligning ICT strategy with organisational objectives
  • Implementing ICT strategy through portfolios and projects
  • Governance and oversight and the role of the CIO (Chief Information Officer)
  • Managing strategic change and overcoming resistance
  • Assurance methods and benefits realisation tools

All courses will be conducted entirely in English. A proficient level of both spoken and written English is required by all delegates so that they are able to fully benefit from the course and participate in our interactive style of training.

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