Tue, 05 Dec|
Digital Transformation and Project Management in Cyprus December 2023
Digital transformation addresses the changes associated with the application of digital technology in all aspects of human society. Our training programme supports enterprises in migrating online using practical and tangible strategies, tools and tactics.
Time & Location
05 Dec, 08:40 – 06 Dec, 17:30
Nicosia, Georgiou Griva Digeni 38, Nicosia 1066, Cyprus
About the Event
Digital transformation refers to converting work processes, activities and business models to meet digital economy requirements until the company is a fully networked digital organisation. In this 2-day training programme, we will be covering practical approaches and tools to support Cypriot companies adapt to digital transformation.
These includes methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile Project Management. It also includes a demonstration of software tools such as Asana, Bitrix, Zoho, Facebook and others. The 2-day training will be followed by a 1-day consulting visit to each company.
Training Agenda Day 1
5 Decembe3 2022
Module 1: Digital Transformation
08:50 – 09:50 | 60 minutes
Digital transformation is affecting consumers, suppliers and governments all over the world. Today, citizens, consumers and visitors to Cyprus expect digital interaction immediate fulfillment. This creates tremendous challenges, but also tremendous opportunities. This session will introduce subjects such as customer demographics, internet time and 24/7 fulfilment, and technological change.
Module 2: Digital Strategy and Commitment
09:50 – 10:50 | 60 minutes
On order to succeed, enterprises must make a serious commitment to digital operations. This requires strong leadership, organisational transformation and deep cultural change. This session will review the commitment by enterprises and enterprise leaders to change:
Leadership of digital transformation across organisational silos and barriers.
Enterprise, unit and individual accountability and responsibility.
Corporate culture: Work and customer prioritisation and focus.
Aligning company strategy and positioning with online presence.
Accountability at different levels in the organisation.
Module 3: Principles of Digital Project Management
11:10 – 12:10 | 60 minutes
This session introduces project management for digital projects. The training subjects include:
Project management frameworks, including Waterfall and Agile
Identification of Enterprise project management requirements and culture
Specifications documents and tenders (RFP / RFQ), including budgets
Tender awards and contracts, including price / quality / time tradeoffs
Project planning: Gantt charts, timelines, milestones, deliverables
Completion process and verification
Project activities after Project Completion
Service Level Agreements (SLA)
Understanding Online and Offline Hybrids (Server versus Cloud)
Understanding Copyright, Data protection, and Confidentiality
Module 4: Waterfall Project Management: Part 1
12:10 – 13:10 | 60 minutes
This session introduces Waterfall project management.
The five phases of Waterfall Project Management
Defining Project Requirements
Drafting a Request for Proposals (RFP) / Request for Quotes (RFQ)
Differentiating between Inputs and Outputs
Defining Milestones and Timelines
Allocating budgets in terms of time and costs to milestones and deliverables
Preparation needed from the contractor side and the vendor side
Holding and awarding a project tender, project contracting
Module 5: Waterfall Project Management: Part 2
14:10 – 15:40 | 90 minutes
Digital Project Specifications, Analysis and Design
Analysis and mapping of business logic and commercial processes
Drafting the Project Specifications Document
Software / Internet design processes: Wireframe drawing and mock-ups
User experience / User interaction / customer experience management
CMS and ecommerce issues
Data Security, Data Back Up and Disaster Recovery
Module 6: Waterfall Project Management: Part 3
16:00 – 17:30 | 90 minutes
Implementation, Verification & Maintenance
Reporting and management
Milestone completion and budget release
Alpha and Beta testing: best practise
Post-project maintenance and support and Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
Training Agenda Day 2
19 October 2022
Module 7: Agile Project Management
08:50 – 10:50 | 120 minutes
This session presents Agile project management. Items covered include:
The Agile Manifesto
Agile project lifecycle / adaptive project lifecycle
Advantages and disadvantages of iterative design, self-organising teams and groups
Impact of Agile on project management and project budgets
Scrum & kaizen processes
The role of the project manager or scrum master in Agile projects
Risks of using Agile in Cyprus
How to choose an Agile technology vendor in Cyprus
Module 8 Digital Outsourcing and Contracting
11:10 – 12:30 | 80 minutes
This session provides an in-depth view at writing digital contracts for specific projects as well as larger outsourcing initiatives. It covers elements that enable a company to “own” and to control a digital initiative, whether this is a website or an SaaS solution. Components include:
“Make or buy” decisions: When to outsource; when to hire full-time capability
Role of the outsourced service provider / role of the contractor
Verifying vendor capabilities: how to differentiate hype from reality
Contract structure and content ownership
Intellectual property rights: own content / vendor platforms / third party providers (for instance, digital photographs or media)
Best practise in contract management and digital asset management
Contract milestones and clauses
Service-Level Agreement (SLA) contracts, including defining critical incidents, level of impact, response times, and performance levels
Module 9: Using Project & Team Management Software
12:30 – 13:10 / 14:10 – 14:30 | 40 + 20 minutes
This session reviews different options for online project management and team management. This is an effective tool for managing digital projects and initiatives for small enterprises, as it allows for multiple users to login, track progress, assign tasks, etc. We will review three project management SaaS solutions: Asana, Bitrix 24 and Jira.
Module 10: Budgets & ROI
14:30 – 15:40 | 70 minutes
Many enterprises cannot adequately measure digital project budgets and return on investment. This session will provide a detailed structure and analytical framework for budgeting digital projects using Microsoft Excel.
Module 11: A 5-Year Plan to Digital Transformation
16:00 – 17:30 | 90 minutes
We review the core digital operations needed for online competition in Cyprus today. These include:
Website development and core website features and functions
Social media management and advertising
Electronic Newsletters and email marketing
Online advertising (PPC and branded)
Search engine optimisation
Online customer care
Analytics and monitoring
We will also look at how rapidly the environment is changing, and how we anticipate Cypriot companies will be operating five years from now.
This event is being organised by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry with the financial support of the Human Resources Development Authority (HRDA) of Cyprus. Please register for free now and we will provide your details to CCCI for further contact.