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Training and Education

State IT Project Manager Foundations Course

The State IT Project Manager Foundations Course is currently under development. This course will provide the foundational knowledge, skills, abilities and reference information required to administratively manage and deliver IT Projects within the State of North Carolina.

Topic

Description

Role of the EPMO

Brief overview of EPMO mission, functions and responsibilities

Role of the Agency PMO

Provide an understanding of the relationship between the EPMO and Agency PMO

Role of the Project Manager

Provide an understanding of the relationship between the EPMO and the PM

Overview of a Quality Management System

Define the purpose and scope of the EPMO Quality Management System

Explanation of Work Instructions

Provide an understanding of the purpose and scope Work Instructions

Overview of the TOUCHDOWN System

Define the purpose and scope of the TOUCHDOWN System

Basic Requirements of the EPMO

Review what the EPMO requires in order to meet our legislative mandate

What is an IT Project?

Define IT Project

5 Phases (Stages) of an IT Project

How Phases (Stages) are represented and handled in the TOUCHDOWN System

How to Move to the Next Phase

Provide an understanding of how to move an IT Project from one project phase to the next

Business Concept Phase

Provide an understanding of the purpose and scope of the Business Concept Phase. Includes how to log on to and navigate the TOUCHDOWN System, and how to create a new IT Project and Project Charter in the TOUCHDOWN System

Initiation Phase

Provides an overview of how to develop the Business Case for and initiate a new IT Project. Includes: Project Charter initial Project Assessment Type (risk), initial Project Financial Assessment, and initial Project Schedule in the TOUCHDOWN System

Project Financial Assessment

Overview of data required for the project financial information to be entered into the TOUCHDOWN System, including Cost Center, Funding Source, Cost Estimation, Benefits Estimation, Initial Budget and Schedule, Refined Budget and Schedule, and Baseline Budget and Schedule

Project Schedule

Provide overview of how to plan, create, edit and update an IT Project Schedule in TOUCHDOWN System

Project Manager Assessment

Overview of the requirement, why it exists and what is involved

Decision Points

Includes what they are, when they are created, who can create them, review and approval process, and Service Level Commitments

Business Case DP

Provide an understanding of the purpose for the DP, what is required and how to implement

RFP Review DP

Provide an understanding of the purpose for the DP, what is required and how to implement

Contract Award Recommendation DP

Provide an understanding of the purpose for the DP, what is required and how to implement

Architecture Review DP

Provide an understanding of the purpose for the DP, what is required and how to implement

Security Review DP

Provide an understanding of the purpose for the DP, what is required and how to implement

Go-Live Readiness DP

Provide an understanding of the purpose for the DP, what is required and how to implement

Change Request DP

Provide an understanding of the purpose for the DP, what is required and how to implement

Program/Project Review DP

Provide an understanding of the purpose for the DP, what is required and how to implement

Peer Review DP

Provide an understanding of the purpose for the DP, what is required and how to implement

Project Weekly Status Reports

Review of project status reporting requirements

Planning and Design Phase

Provides an overview of the activities that are likely to occur during the Planning and Design Phase of an IT Project

Execution and Build Phase

Provides an overview of the activities that are likely to occur during the Execution and Build Phase of an IT Project

Implementation Phase

Provides an overview of the activities that are likely to occur during the Implementation Phase of an IT Project

Closeout Phase

Provides an overview of how to close an IT Project. Includes how to complete: Customer Feedback, Lessons Learned and Project Closeout Reporting in the TOUCHDOWN System

Additional Touchdown System Information

Provides an overview of how to migrate an existing IT Project into the TOUCHDOWN System, where to find TOUCHDOWN System training materials, how to submit a TOUCHDOWN System change request, and TOUCHDOWN System reporting capabilities

Risk Identification and Mitigation

Provides an overview of Risk Identification and Mitigation strategies and methods for IT Project Managers. Includes: Corrective Action, Preventive Action and Root Cause Analysis

Touchdown System Training

TOUCHDOWN System training is integrated throughout the IT PM Foundations Course