Project Design Master Class
Project Design Master Class will push you to new levels as project managers and architects. Attendees will learn IDesign's original battle proven techniques and methodologies and leave with the knowledge and skills required to excel at modern software project design. By providing real life, repeatable and workable solutions, Juval Löwy will teach you how to find the optimal solution for any project while eliminating gambling, death marches, wishful thinking, and expensive trial and error.
What you will learn:
• How to accurately calculate the planned duration and cost of projects
• How to devise several good execution options
• How to schedule resources to ensure the project is both sensible and feasible
• The inner dependencies between services and activities
• The critical path of integration, the staff distribution and the risks involved in all projects
• How to track both progress and effort across developers and services and containing the impact of changes
• How to adapt the design to respond to changing priorities, resources, deadlines, estimations and features
All of the above challenges stem from the system design. Addressing it properly is a hard core engineering task: designing the project itself. Overcoming it requires both the project manager and the architect to work closely together to determine the best overall plan.
This five day course incorporates hands–on labs to practice the techniques and cement the concepts learned. The class ends with a comprehensive case study, walking through its various permutations in determining the best plan that will keep the project on schedule at the best risk level and cost available. The case study not only demonstrates end–to–end flow of project design across iterations but also demonstrates the thought process and rationale behind the decisions. The class will demonstrate IDesign's own techniques and templates for closing the loop allowing you to constantly stay on schedule and budget.
See Juval in action in a free 75 minute webcast titled Software Project Design. The webcast is available here.
Project Design Method Overview
The core team
Product and server life cycle
Services integration plan
Viability and risk
Tracking progress and effort
Roles and responsibilities
Project as a network diagram
Node vs. arrow diagrams
Critical path pre-requisites
Identifying critical path
Floats and scheduling
Proactive risk management
Solutions and feasibility
Staffing and cost
Critical path compression
Activity and project crashing
Risk and floats
Criticality risk index and Activity Risk index
Exponential risk behavior
Project Design in Action
Architecture and dependencies
Stage 0 and N
Tools and network diagram
Working with/around MS-Project
Abstracting network diagram
Network and resources
Infrastructure and dependencies
Design with limited resources/sub-critical resources
Project compression and crashing
Team throughput analysis
Building and modeling Time Cost curve
Planning and risk
This course is aimed at project managers, architects, development managers or even aspiring senior developers who want to grow their skill set. The class's specific objective is to train the project manager and the architect of the same solution to work together synergistically, so we would recommend that both attend the course together.
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.
The IDesign serviceware downloads (a set of original techniques, tools, utilities and even breakthroughs developed by the IDesign architects) will also be provided. The utilities are largely productivity-enhancing tools, or they compensate for some oversight in the design of .NET or WCF.
The best training course I have ever attended.
Amarjit Singh | Head of Delivery at Thomsons Online Benefits
My favourite aspect of the course was the passion and conviction with which it was conducted.
Liesha Lobo | Senior Developer at Thomsons Online Benefits
The training exceeded my expectations.
Blair Moir | Software Engineer at Muir Matheson Ltd
All content will be of extreme value and the instruction was excellent.
David Winter | Head of Business Analysis at Beazley
The way that Juval knows his material and his audience to tailor his delivery is phenomenal.
Erin Robinson | Product Manager at Sheet Metal Workers