Key Aspects of Project Management

Key Aspects of Project Management

This training is an introduction into software project management, for prospective and current project managers.

20 hours
Course type
20 hours
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Key Aspects of Project Management
20 hours
€ 500 *
Training for 7-8 or more people? Customize trainings for your specific needs


This course is an introduction to the Project Management topic. Its purpose is to provide participants with some fundamental knowledge and practical project management skills. It also prepares managers for other training courses in the project management domain.

The course materials were developed on the basis of best practices in the software engineering industry.

After completing the course, a certificate
is issued on the Luxoft Training form


The objective of this training is to provide participants with some basic knowledge and skills required to perform effective project management activities in projects of any kind. Focus is placed on methodological aspects of proven practices.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Know basic terms and concepts related to project management;
  2. Identify a set of project constraints and use them in planning;
  3. Identify and prioritize project stakeholders, identify their goals related to the project, and achieve them;
  4. Ascertain principles behind the most popular software development methodologies such as Waterfall, and iterative/incremental models including SCRUM in particular;
  5. Select optimal methodology (combine elements of various methodologies) that meets project needs;
  6. Analyze, optimize, and document project processes as well as maintain them during the project;
  7. Find that balance between formal and informal process management aspects;
  8. Apply essential management tools: SMART criteria, root-and-cause analysis, Pareto principle, and decision-making options when there are several, etc.

Please note that the course does not cover:

• Detailed examination of software development methodologies;

• Agile project principles;

• Expert topics of project management;

• Configuration and defect management tools.

The above topics are covered in separate courses (see Related courses).

The course also does not cover:

• Project size estimation, project planning, and monitoring;

• Effective team building, negotiations, and meetings.

These topics are covered in separate courses of the Project Management Class (see Related courses).

Target Audience

Project group leaders who have recently been promoted to project managers or are going to perform this role in the near future;

Project managers and project group leaders with some experience in project management, who are open to acquiring new and/or reinforcing existing knowledge (as well as current skills) in order to perform their responsibilities more effectively;

Leading technical specialists who are preparing to perform the role of a project manager /or project group leader (personnel reserve).

The expected level of participants’ experience is indicated in the Prerequisites


  • Experience in software development projects.
  • Know the basics of project management and some managing experience: 2 to 3 subordinates (small project or group within a project).
  • The absence of practical managing experience is allowed if compensated by preliminary theoretical preparation, active interest in the topic and readiness to use all efforts to keep up with the rest of the participants, who might have more experience.


I. Introduction to Project Management 

1. Key Definitions (theory 0,5h; practice 0h) 

2. Project Life Cycle (theory 0,5h; practice 0h) 3. Project Goals (theory 0,5h; practice 0,5h) 

II. Project Management Knowledge Areas 

4. Stakeholders Management (theory 1h; practice 1,5h) 

5. Risk Management (theory 1h; practice 1,5h) 

6. Scope Management (theory 0,5h; practice 1,5h) 

7. Quality Management (theory 0,5h; practice 0h) 

8. Personnel and Resource Management (theory 1h; practice 1h) 

9. Procurement Management (theory 0,5h; practice 0h) 

10. Time (Schedule) Management (theory 1h; practice 1h) 

11. Cost (Budget) Management (theory 0,5h; practice 0h) 

12. Communications Management (theory 1h; practice 0,5h)

13. Integration Management (theory 0,5h; practice 0h) 

III. Survey of Methodologies 

14. Software Engineering (theory 0,5h; practice 0h) 

15. Software Development Life Cycle Models (theory 1h; practice 0h) 

16. Basics of Scrum (theory 1h; practice 0,5h) 

Total: Theory 12h (60%), Practice 8h (40%). There are optional tasks used depending on group requests.

Kultysheva Kseniya
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