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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.

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Digital Transformation and Project Management in Cyprus December 2023
Digital Transformation and Project Management in Cyprus December 2023

Time & Location

05 Dec 2023, 08:40 – 06 Dec 2023, 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


Handover training

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

eCommerce management 

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. 


  • Pre-Registration

    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.

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