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Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Managing IT Projects

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Next dates

Aug 5—10
6 days
Ahmedabad, India
INR 140000 ≈USD 2008
INR 23333 per day


In recent years, Information Technology (IT) has emerged to become a critical resource for doing business. With more importance being given to IT in organizations, more resources are also being earmarked for such initiatives. However, the rate of failure of IT projects across the globe has remained at around 50 percent in survey after survey done over the past couple of decades. This has happened in spite of new and more resilient technologies, innovative methods, tools and management practices. Interestingly, the reasons for failure remain the same and the issues and the problems recur again and again. A large number of these issues are related to failures in appreciating risks related to IT projects and categorization of such risks relating to non-adherence to frameworks for managing IT projects and IT governance at large.

Programme Highlights

This programme will be focusing on various aspects of IT Project Management, Risk Management for IT Projects, IT Governance Frameworks, Project Monitoring and Contract Management. A few topics on which the programme will focus on are as follows:

  • Implementing Enterprise-wide IT Projects
  • Harnessing IT: Choosing the Right Project
  • Tracking IT Project Performance
  • Strategic Sourcing and Alignment
  • Adopting, Managing and Driving Change
  • Understanding Information Requirements
  • Investment in Evaluation Technology
  • Selecting the IT Project Manager
  • Managing IT Contracts
  • Managing BI Projects
  • Risk Allocation and Mitigation of Projects
  • Managing Trade-off between Project Scopes, Schedules and Resources: A Management Game
  • Bidding Design and Evaluation of IT Projects
  • IT Implementation Failures: Factors and Strategies

Who should attend

Decision-makers engaged in planning, monitoring and managing IT projects.

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