Poor-quality IT systems - Late delivery of IT systems - Cost overruns on IT systems development. Fifty years ago, in 1968 in Garmish Germany, these outcomes led to delegates at the first NATO conference in software engineering to coin the term “Software Crisis”. Despite advances in technology and development approaches, it is still hugely challenging to deliver IT systems that satisfy stakeholder expectations in relation to delivery dates, costs and usefulness.

IT project management is notoriously difficult due to the rapid increase in possible IT solutions leading to users and other stakeholders often only coming to realize that what they require is not what they initially requested! In many cases, solid predictive project management with rigorous change controls has been used to tackle this issue - sometimes successfully but not always! As the world becomes increasingly complex and IT demands become more diverse, another more agile project management approach has proven to be more effective in meeting stakeholders needs. This training workshop presents generally accepted practices (as outlined in the PMI® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) used in both predictive and agile project management approaches..


This training will include:

  • Predictive IT Project Management - the “Waterfall” approach
  • Agility - why IT projects have adopted agile approaches
  • Roles and responsibilities of IT project management
  • Core project management practices - scoping, scheduling, budgeting
  • Managing project quality, change, risk, communications, stakeholders
  • Practices to manage IT project initiation, planning, execution, control and closure


Impact to you and your Organization:

  • Manage information technology projects using different project management methodologies
  • Evaluate the business case of IT projects to ensure feasibility and proper justifications
  • Relate project requirements and objectives to stakeholders’ needs in a clear and compelling manner
  • Explain fundamental project planning activities and processes and set realistic measurable objectives in terms of time and cost using proven project planning techniques
  • Identify the role of the project manager during the design and the implementation phases of the project
  • Outline all the activities during the execution phase of a project and establish an effective control process to ensure execution in line with the project plan
  • Understand when to use different project lifecycles for different IT projects
  • Reflect on the importance of enabling effective collaboration in IT projects
  • Perform core practices used in both predictive and agile IT management approaches
  • Recognize and tackle common issues that can occur in IT project management
  • Control IT project progress and report status appropriately


Who should Attend
This training Seminar is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • IT Directors considering digital transformation
  • IT project managers
  • Business analysts, programmers, quality assurance specialists
  • Other technical specialists involved in IT projects (e.g. DBA)
  • Stakeholders in organizations who influence IT projects


Compressed  Key Topic, (Please contact us for a full Program Outline)


Nature of IT Projects
Scoping - IT Requirements
Detailed Planning
Managing Project Execution
Controlling & Closing IT Projects


Amongst a wide range of valuable topics, the following will be prioritised:

  • Understanding the core nature of projects and how management lifecycles map to specific software engineering methods and their associated project lifecycles
  • Using Scrum as an agile IT project management approach
  • Chartering projects to achieve stakeholder alignment that drives subsequent planning
  • Appreciating the nature of IT Quality and how it impacts IT project management
  • Establishing major project constraints that form baselines for progress measurement
  • Using key scheduling techniques such as critical path management
  • Managing IT project changes
  • Requirements engineering and status reporting
  • Techniques to effectively close out delivery of project value
  • IT project management retrospectives – how to capture lessons

also available for 10 day training courses and 2 to 3 days In-House 

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17 – 21 February 2020
The Premier Cape Manor Hotel,
Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa​


06 – 10 April 2020

The Capital Hotel, Sandton City,
South Africa


15 – 19 June 2020

Golden Tulip Hotel, Al Bashar, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates 

17 – 21 August 2020

Laico Regency Hotel
Uhuru Hwy, Nairobi, Kenya​


19 – 23 October 2020

​​The Capital Hotel, Sandton City,
South Africa


07 – 11  December 2020

The Capital Hotel, Sandton City,
South Africa



Managing IT Projects Effectively​
 Advancing Agile Practices on Projects in an IT Environment 

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