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IT Project Management

IT Project Management
University of Washington Online Course Highlights
  • 2-4 months long
  • 24 – 60 hours of effort
  • Learn for FREE, Up-gradable
  • Self-Paced
  • Taught by: Luke Panezich, Debra Hildebrand
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Online Course Details:

Are you an IT professional new to project management or a manager who wants to develop more robust project management skills? Perhaps you are looking to forge a career as a full-time project manager (PM). This program will introduce you to the fundamentals of project management, specifically as they apply to the field of information technology (IT).

This program will help you select project management techniques and strategies that best fit your IT project or organization. You’ll also explore how project management offices are organized and how they develop a project portfolio. Throughout the program, you’ll come to understand some of the challenges of the field, including management of diverse teams and projects that are potentially based anywhere in the world. By the end, you’ll determine your own competencies as an IT project manager and will have developed core skills required for this role.


Strategic Applications of IT Project & Program Management
  • 2–5 hours per week, for 4 weeks
  • In this course you will learn project management standards and frameworks that increase efficiency and deliver tangible business benefits.
Portfolio Management, Governance, & the PMO
  • 2–5 hours per week, for 4 weeks
  • Learn how a Project Management Office (PMO) works, discover techniques to monitor and control projects and find out how to keep your project portfolio healthy.
Leadership and Management for PM Practitioners in IT
  • 2–5 hours per week, for 4 weeks
  • Learn how to develop effective project management and leadership skills that are essential for successfully guiding diverse or distributed teams and projects.

What you will learn:

  • Why IT organizations use project management to deliver business value and how organizational culture can influence the role of the PM and individual projects;
  • How to describe and distinguish among the major project management methodologies and project lifecycles as applied to IT and to identify strategies for managing distributed teams;
  • The purpose of a Project Management Office (PMO), high-level strategies to set up, maintain, and close a PMO, and how it can work within your organization;
  • Techniques to intake, prioritize, and select projects and programs so that they align with an organization’s overall business strategy; and
  • Which personal and performance competencies are necessary for project management in IT, and strategies for developing those skills.

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