Quality Assurance & IT Project Life Cycle Within The Framework Of
Project Management Methodologies

Available in English & in Arabic

One of the most exciting things in life is to transform our ideas into tangible achievements using whatever means are available to us. Every time ideas are transformed into facts, an elementary process called project execution has taken place. Projects may be developmental as in the case of a new idea or well known when all parameters involved in its execution have been experienced before.

Technical institutions and colleges do prepare people purely in the technical areas and the academic management colleges and institutions do prepare people in the management and human related areas and this is actually common every where.

A great number of projects failed in the past and a lot of resources were wasted, because the project leaders/ managers and those who were closely involved, either company employees, contractor workforce, or other customers were not properly trained in both areas (technical & managerial), in other words, they were not trained on Project Management Methodologies which includes Project Life Cycles And Quality Assurance System.

Quality Assurance System standard requires audits to be conducted on various Quality Systems, which help ensure that the Quality of products/ services meet or exceed customers’ requirements. Therefore, it is necessity for the workforce, especially management, to understand the technique of Business Process Analysis and Procedure Development with Flow-charting Techniques; this will help them understand the proper way of developing documentations.  As they master the skills required, their well developed structured written documentations will be in line with Quality Assurance.

Project Analysis & Methodology is one of the most complicated fields of study and this is due to its broad scope, such as Quality Assurance Standard, Project Life Cycle standard, and Project Management standard. It is connected to the core business processes as well as the supporting business processes. Therefore those who will be involved in managing projects whether they are suppliers (provide products & services) or customers (provide requirements) are required to develop and sharpen their skills in this area so they can successfully (effectively & efficiently) play their expected roles in their organizations to drive their business processes forward.

To develop and sharpen our skills in Project Analysis & Methodology, the following topics will be covered in detail:

Agenda - Quality Assurance

  • Introduction And Background

  • Total Quality Management And Its Basics

  • The Quality System And Q. S. Documentation

  • Business Process Analysis And Procedure Development With (Flow-charting Techniques)

  • Auditing

  • Types and Depths of Audits

  • Audit Reporting and Follow-up

  • Closing (Questions & Answers)

Agenda - Systems Life-cycle Standards

  • Business Requirements (Problem Definition)

  • Feasibility Study

  • Analysis

  • System Design

  • Detail Design

  • Implementation  (Construction & Testing)

  • User Documentation

  • User Training

  • Implementation In The Production Environment

Agenda - Project Management Standards

  • Project Initiation

  • Project Resourcing

  • Project Planning

  • Progress Measurement And Reporting

  • Managing Financial Aspects Of The Project

  • Contract Management

  • Project Governance

  • Risk Management

  • Quality Assurance

  • Project Close-Out 

Agenda - Project Planning

  • Schedule Project Activities

  • Network Activities And Data Bases

  • Definition Of Terms

  • Introducing Microsoft Project 2000 &  How It Is Used

  • Hands On Experience, Tasks, Resources, Calendars, Analyzing & Scheduling

  • CPM Scheduling Example

  • Calculating ES, EF, LS, LF, TF (Group Exercise)

  • The Project Managers & Cost Estimating

  • Value Engineering & The Concept Of Productivity

  • Constructing A Network

  • Activity Scheduling - PERT & CPM In Focus

  • CPM And The Contract (The Connection)

  • The Process And The Tool