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Project Design Clinic
Juval Löwy

Greenwich, London

4th - 8th Dec 2017 , 9.00am - 6.00pm

The Project Design Clinic is designed to guide and accelerate your exposure to the practices of modern software project design. As attendees of the Project Design Master Class realize, the body of knowledge of project design is as wide and as deep as all of system architecture and what we shared during the Master Class was just the beginning. The Project Design Clinic follows up the Project Design Master Class with a week long immersion and practice of project design where we share our experience across hundreds of projects and years of teaching project design.

Effective project design also requires the experience to know how and when to apply the techniques. Since the bulk of project design work happens at the beginning of a project, an event that happens relativity infrequently, under regular work situations it may take decades for someone to have enough practice to be any good at project design. The Project Design Clinic solves this problem by accelerating your exposure to the practices of modern software project design and becoming skilled in using the IDesign Method for system and project design. There is nothing like learning from a true master of the craft who can instantly recognize your stumbling blocks, what you are doing wrong and how to improve on it. The IDesign Master Architect will review and critique your approach, your technique, your use of the tools and of course the resulting project design. The result is a perfect forum for focused, high caliber discussions and mentorship.

During this clinic, you will practice even the more advanced project design techniques such as risk modeling, exclusion zones or network of networks, all as required by the project at hand. You will also learn how to quickly pivot between project design options, how to respond to constraints, how to choose and recommend an option as the IDesign Master Architect conducting the clinic guides you the thought process and the rationale behind each design decision.

Along the way we will walk you through the steps of project design, share insight and best practices, and also help develop the “soft skills” that are so important to success such as the project design review presentation.

Whilst the focus of the Project Design Clinic is on the thought process, the critical thinking and work flow of designing projects, having good tools certainly helps. Each clinic attendee will also receive a student copy of PDEx, the IDesign's original project design extension for MS-Project, and the world's first dedicated project design tool, which they will use during the clinic.

In this 5 day, highly interactive event you will learn, experiment, and exercise project design techniques on several projects. Additionally, most projects will be provided by the clinic participants so they are based on real-world problems not canned examples.

The project design clinic starts with a quick overview and recap of the various project design techniques from the Project Design Master Class, following by a demonstration of how to perform project design quickly and correctly using our tools and templates. Next we present the first project to design and divide the attendees into teams; each analyzes and designs the project. For the subsequent project designs, all teams are reshuffled, so that no team is ever the same. This helps train attendees to focus, communicate, and work efficiently and effectively with one another. At the end of each iteration the teams will present their solution and the Master Architect will critic each team's design as well as present the school's solution.

The various projects will vary by the planning assumptions and the complexity of constraints they will face. We will also use several estimation techniques for the activities and the project as a whole and compare those with the teams' results. By the end of the clinic you will be able to confidently and decisively design any software project regardless of the circumstances and will always be able to identify the best course of action across cost, schedule and risk.

Any architect, project manager, project lead or senior developer who took the Project Design Master Class. The Architect's Master Class is a nice to have as well. The clinic assumes prior knowledge of system and project design along the IDesign Method.

Candidate Projects
In order to design your project at the clinic you should bring the system architecture and the planning assumptions. IDesign will work with you before the clinic to ensure your project is ready by proofing the estimations and the constraints.

This course will grant you membership to IDesign’s prestigious alumni group. Participants will also receive the IDesign documents and diagram templates, tools, samples, and reference projects.

Whilst the focus of the Project Design Clinic is on the thought process, the critical thinking and work flow of designing projects, having good tools certainly helps. Each clinic attendee will also receive a student copy of PDEx, the IDesign's original project design extension for MS-Project, and the world's first dedicated project design tool, which they will use during the clinic.

In this 5 day, highly interactive event you will learn, experiment, and exercise project design techniques on several projects. Additionally, most projects will be provided by the clinic participants so they are based on real-world problems not canned examples.

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