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TAC Project Management Course

Date : 11 June 2018

Updated : 12 June 2018 (Scope management)

Updated : 29 may 2022 ( added videos list )

Updated : 14 October 2022 ( added program management topics )

Updated : 14 July 2023 added PRINCE2 topics.

25 Sep 2023 : Added detailed outline.

29 jan 2024 : Added details of some topics

By : Khawar Nehal (

Learning objectives :

Understanding Project Management Fundamentals:

Define project management and its role in IT projects.

Explain the project life cycle and its phases.

Identify project stakeholders and their roles.

Applying Project Initiation and Planning:

Define project scope, objectives, and deliverables.

Develop a project charter and project management plan.

Create a work breakdown structure (WBS) and project schedule.

Identify project risks and develop a risk management plan.

Managing Project Execution and Control:

Implement project tracking and monitoring mechanisms.

Manage project resources, including personnel and budget.

Address project issues and changes through effective change control.

Use appropriate project management tools and techniques.

Leading and Communicating in IT Projects:

Understand leadership styles and their application in project management.

Develop effective communication and collaboration strategies.

Manage project teams and stakeholders.

Resolve conflicts and promote teamwork.

Quality Management and Risk Assessment:

Develop quality management plans and assurance processes.

Perform risk identification, analysis, and mitigation.

Implement risk response strategies and contingency plans.

Ensure compliance with regulatory and industry standards.

Project Closure and Lessons Learned:

Execute project closure activities, including finalizing deliverables.

Evaluate project success criteria and performance against objectives.

Conduct a lessons learned review to identify areas of improvement.

Document and communicate project outcomes and recommendations.

Integration of IT Project Management Best Practices:

Understand and apply industry-recognized project management methodologies.

Utilize project management software tools for planning and execution.

Incorporate agile and lean principles into IT project management.

Stay updated with emerging trends and technologies in IT project management.

These learning objectives aim to provide students with a solid foundation in IT project management principles, techniques, and best practices, enabling them to effectively plan, execute, and control IT projects in various organizational contexts.

1. Project Integration Management:

Integration Management

Project Management

1. Introduction to Project Management:

- Understanding Projects

- Project Management Basics

  1. Project Managers' Roles
  2. Project Stakeholders
  3. Project Success Criteria

- Project Initiation

  1. Project Charter
  2. Stakeholder Identification
  3. Feasibility Studies

2. Project Planning:

- Scope Management

  1. Project Scope Statement
  2. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  3. Scope Creep Management

- Time Management

  1. Project Scheduling
  2. Gantt Charts
  3. Critical Path Analysis

- Resource Management

  1. Resource Allocation
  2. Resource Leveling
  3. Resource Constraints

- Cost Management

  1. Budgeting
  2. Cost Estimation
  3. Cost Control

3. Risk Management:

- Identifying Risks

  1. Risk Identification Techniques
  2. Risk Registers
  3. Risk Workshops

- Risk Analysis and Assessment

  1. Qualitative Risk Analysis
  2. Quantitative Risk Analysis
  3. Risk Probability and Impact

- Risk Response Planning

  1. Risk Mitigation
  2. Risk Acceptance
  3. Risk Contingency Planning

4. Quality Management:

- Quality Planning

  1. Quality Metrics
  2. Quality Assurance
  3. Quality Control

- Process Improvement

  1. Continuous Process Improvement
  2. Six Sigma
  3. Lean Principles

- Quality Tools

  1. Ishikawa Diagrams (Fishbone)
  2. Pareto Charts
  3. Control Charts

5. Communication Management:

- Communication Planning

  1. Stakeholder Communication
  2. Communication Matrix
  3. Feedback Mechanisms

- Effective Communication

  1. Written Communication
  2. Verbal Communication
  3. Nonverbal Communication

- Conflict Resolution

  1. Conflict Identification
  2. Conflict Resolution Techniques
  3. Conflict Escalation

6. Procurement and Contract Management:

- Procurement Planning

  1. Make-or-Buy Decisions
  2. Procurement Documents
  3. Vendor Selection Criteria

- Contract Types

  1. Fixed-Price Contracts
  2. Cost-Reimbursable Contracts
  3. Time and Materials Contracts

- Contract Administration

  1. Contract Changes
  2. Vendor Performance Evaluation
  3. Contract Closeout

7. Project Execution and Monitoring:

- Project Execution

  1. Project Kickoff
  2. Team Mobilization
  3. Directing and Managing Project Work

- Monitoring and Controlling

  1. Performance Measurement
  2. Variance Analysis
  3. Change Control

- Stakeholder Engagement

  1. Stakeholder Communication
  2. Managing Stakeholder Expectations
  3. Stakeholder Updates

8. Project Closure:

- Closing Processes

  1. Administrative Closure
  2. Contract Closure
  3. Project Closure Reports

- Lessons Learned

  1. Post-Implementation Review
  2. Capturing Lessons Learned
  3. Applying Lessons to Future Projects

- Celebrating Success

  1. Project Team Recognition
  2. Stakeholder Appreciation
  3. Handover to Operations

9. Agile Project Management:

- Agile Principles

  1. Agile Manifesto
  2. Agile Frameworks (Scrum, Kanban)
  3. Agile Roles (Product Owner, Scrum Master)

- Agile Practices

  1. User Stories
  2. Sprint Planning
  3. Daily Standups

- Agile Tools

  1. Agile Project Management Software
  2. Burndown Charts
  3. Velocity Metrics

10. Project Management Software:

- Project Management Tools

  1. OpenProject
  2. Microsoft Project
  3. Jira
  4. Trello

- Collaboration Platforms

  1. Egroupware
  2. Microsoft Teams
  3. Slack
  4. Asana

- Reporting and Dashboards

  1. Project Dashboards
  2. Custom Reports
  3. Data Visualization

11. Leadership and Team Management:

- Leadership Skills

  1. Leading by Example
  2. Motivating Teams
  3. Decision-Making

- Team Development

  1. Team Formation
  2. Conflict Resolution
  3. Team Building Activities

- Remote Team Management

  1. Virtual Team Challenges
  2. Communication in Virtual Teams
  3. Remote Team Collaboration Tools

1.1 Project charter

1.2 Project management plan

1.3 Change management

1.4 Project governance

2. Project Scope Management:

2.1 Requirements gathering

2.2 Scope definition

Scope Management

2.3 Scope verification and control

2.4 Work breakdown structure (WBS)

3. Project Schedule Management:

3.1 Activity sequencing

3.2 Resource estimation and leveling

3.3 Schedule development and control

3.4 Critical path analysis

4. Project Cost Management:

4.1 Cost estimation techniques

4.2 Budgeting

4.3 Cost control

4.4 Earned value management (EVM)

5. Project Quality Management:

5.1 Quality planning

5.2 Quality assurance

5.3 Quality control

5.4 Six Sigma and Lean methodologies

6. Project Resource Management:

6.1 Resource planning and acquisition

6.2 Team development and management

6.3 Performance appraisal

6.4 Conflict resolution

7. Project Communications Management:

7.1 Stakeholder identification and analysis

7.2 Communication planning and distribution

7.3 Reporting and status updates

7.4 Stakeholder engagement and management

Capturing stakeholder needs and expectations, gaining and maintaining stakeholder support, and mitigating/channeling opposition

8. Project Risk Management:

ICT Risk Management

8.1 Risk identification and assessment

8.2 Risk response planning

8.3 Risk monitoring and control

8.4 Contingency planning

9. Project Procurement Management:

9.1 Procurement planning

9.2 Supplier selection and contract negotiation

9.3 Contract administration and closure

9.4 Vendor management

10. Project Stakeholder Management:

10.1 Stakeholder identification and analysis

10.2 Stakeholder engagement and communication

10.3 Stakeholder influence and management

10.4 Stakeholder expectations management

11. PRINCE2 Methodology:

11.1 PRINCE2 principles, themes, and processes

11.2 Business case development

11.3 Product-based planning

11.4 Change control and configuration management

12. IT Project Management:

12.1 IT project lifecycle

Program Life Cycle Management: An Overview

The Program Lifecycle

Understanding the program management lifecycle

Activities related to:

Initiating. Defining the program and constituent projects, and obtaining agreement from stakeholders

Planning. Defining program scope and developing the program, including all constituent projects, and all activities that occur within the program

Executing. Performing work necessary to achieve the program’s objectives and deliver the program’s benefits

Controlling. Monitoring progress, updating program plans as required, managing change and risk

Closing. Finalizing all program activities, including all constituent projects, executing transition plan, archiving, obtaining approvals, and reporting

Project Life cycle

12.2 IT service management (ITSM)

12.3 IT infrastructure planning and implementation

12.4 IT security and risk management

These topics encompass a broad range of project management knowledge, covering both general project management principles (PMP) and specific methodologies such as PRINCE2 and IT project management. It's important to note that these topics provide a general overview, and each topic can have further subtopics and details depending on the specific methodology or context.

Information Technology Project Management Course

Domain 1: Strategic Program Management

Identifying opportunities and benefits that achieve the organization’s strategic objectives through program implementation

What Is Strategic Project Management and How to Develop It?

Strategic Project Management is Key to Executing Strategy

Domain 3: Benefits Management

Defining, creating, maximizing, and sustaining the benefits provided by programs

Domain 4: Stakeholder Management

Project Management Videos




Project Plan

Integration and Scope







Performance Management


Cost : Earned Value Management



Time Management

Cost management

Human Resource


Stakeholders Management & Professional Responsibility

Time Management

Compensation Management

Quality Management

Human Resource Management

Communications Management

Risk Management

Procurement Management




Learn about project management, organizational project management, and project management maturity

Understand the essentials for effectively managing a project

Learn a simplified project methodology, including stages and stage gates

Learn how to start the project right and continue on the right path toward achieving project strategic objectives

Apply the learning to develop the PM and Project Detailed Plans

Understand project implementation, control, handover, and closure

Contact Information :

If you would like to participate in this course and assessment development project, please contact Khawar Nehal on

You are welcome to send suggestions on how to improve this course.

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