BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management

Handling projects in an organisation

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Project proposing, monitoring and control and change control are the topmost priorities of an organisation. The budding Project Managers learn in the BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management how to successfully manage agile projects. The course introduces the delegates to the principles of project planning, monitoring and control, project management, change control and configuration management. Also, it is helpful in having the candidates understand the concepts of effort estimation, quality and risk management and communication between project stakeholders. We, at MSP Training, ensure the delegates get to know everything about Project Management by training them in this course from certified instructors.

  • Using techniques learned during the course, perform assignment of project resources

  • Know The Different Procedures Involved in Project Control

  • Define Quality and Learn The Various Terms Associated With it

  • Understand Risk Management

  • Understand the Relationship between Programmes and Projects

  • Learn from Certified Instructors and Global Training Provider

WHAT'S INCLUDED ?

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Key Learning Points

Clear and concise objectives to guide delegates through the course.

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Courseware

Courseware will also be provided to the delegates so that they can revise the course after the training.

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Tutor Support

A dedicated tutor will be at your disposal throughout the training to guide you through any issues.

PREREQUISITES

The BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management course does not have prerequisites.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Professionals who are involved in Project Management can take this course.
  • Those who are new to Project Management can sit for this course.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Planning Projects and their purpose
  • Implementation Strategies
  • How Products and Activities are related
  • Resource Allocation
  • Work Schedules, Gantt Charts
  • How to Monitor and Control Projects
  • Change Control Procedures
  • What is the difference between Quality Control and Quality Assurance?
  • Approaches to Estimating
  • Risk – Identification and Prioritisation
  • Relationship between Programmes and Projects

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The course - BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management - is an add-on qualification for those professionals who already hold the PRINCE2® qualification.

While PRINCE2® provides the answer to “what should be done, who should do it and when should it be done”, The Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management states “how those things can be done”.

Exam

The BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management exam is conducted on the afternoon of the last day of the course. The delegates have to answer 40 multiple-choice questions in 60 minutes. The pass marks for the exam are 26 correct answers out of 40. Candidates are certified with the BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management after passing the exam.


PROGRAM CONTENT

  • Differentiating between Projects and Project Work
    • Projects in relation to other jobs
    • Project Terminology
    • Project planning and control – It’s Purpose
    • SDLC – It’s typical activities
    • System and project life-cycles
    • Variations on the orthodox project life cycle
    • Implementation Startegies
    • Business Case Reports - Purpose and Content
    • the use and importance of discounted cash flows in Business Case reports
    • Types of planning document
    • Review after Implementation
  • Planning Projects
    • Project deliverables and intermediate products
    • Work and product breakdowns
    • Product definitions
    • Relationship between goods and events in a project
    • Checkpoints and markers
    • Expired time and work needed for events
    • Activity networks
    • Calculating start and end dates of activities
    • Critical Paths – Their Identification and significance
    • Resource allocation, smoothing and levelling, Work agendas and Gantt charts for project schedules
  • Checking and Controlling
    • Life Cycle for project control
    • Information Collection - The nature and the purpose
    • Collecting progress information
      • Timesheets
      • Team development meetings
      • Error and change reports etc
    • Presenting progress information
      • Content of progress reports
      • Graphical presentation of achievement information e.g. accumulative resource charts (also known as S-curve charts)
      • Use of earned value analysis, including where it would be applied in project life-cycle
    • The reporting sequence
      • Project Reporting arrangements
      • Reporting Meetings : Their Timing, personnel and purpose
    • Remedial deeds
      • Forbearance and incident
      • Exemption reports and strategies
      • Measures that help in changing management strategies
      • Study of Options that include increasing or staggering deadlines, swelling assets, decreasing Functionality or value necessities, project cancellation.
    • Managing Change Control
      • Why perform change configuration administration?
      • Change control procedures
        • Role of change control boards – An Overview
        • Change Request Generation
        • Evaluating Change request
        • Authorising Change request
      • Managing Configurations
        • Purpose and Methods
        • Configuration items reccognition
        • Baselines of Products
        • What are the Contents of Configuration Management Databses and how they are used?
      • Product Quality
        • An Overview of Quality
        • Differentiating between Quality Control and Assurance of Quality
        • Defining and measuring quality
        • Finding Errors in the lifecycle of a project
        • Requirements of a Quality procedure
        • Removing Defects
        • Testing and its types
        • The review process
        • Main beliefs of IS0 9001:2000 quality administration systems
        • Supplier assessment
      • Estimation – An Introduction
        • Over-estimating and under-estimating - their effects
        • Disscuss Effort versus time
        • Effort and cost relationship
        • Estimates and goals
        • Use of expert judgement
        • The Delphi methodology
        • Top-down Estimating
          • Recognition of size drivers
          • Identification of efficiency rates
          • Why is past project data required to better productivity rates ?
          • Identify the Aspects that affecting productivity rates
          • Identify the effort required for new projects by making use of productivity rates and size drivers
        • Bottom-up approaches to estimating
        • Use of analogy in determining

 

  • Risk - Components and Types
    • Risk and its Elements – In A Gist
    • Ways of categorising risk
    • Identification and prioritisation of risk
    • Assessment of risk exposure
    • Risk actions and reactions
    • Risks related to development of IT systems
    • Evaluation of cost and benefits of actions that reduce risks
    • Maintaining risk logs and registers
  • Project Communications and Project Organisation
    • Define how programmes and projects are related
    • Recognize stakeholders and their issues
    • The project benefactor
    • Establishment of the project authority
    • Project Board Membership
    • Roles and responsibilities
      • Project board
      • Project manager
      • Stage manager
      • Team leader
    • Desirable characteristics of project manager
    • Part of project support office
    • The project team and matrix management
    • Reporting structures and responsibilities
    • Management styles and communication
    • Building Teams
    • Team dynamics

DATES, PRICES AND EVENTS

Course Name Dates Duration Price
BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management 24/05/2021 Aberdeen
3 Days
£3074
BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management 26/07/2021 Aberdeen
3 Days
£3074
BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management 27/09/2021 Aberdeen
3 Days
£3074
BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management 22/11/2021 Aberdeen
3 Days
£3074

ABOUT Aberdeen

Aberdeen is city located in Scotland and the third city with a large population.  Aberdeen is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland. It is the 37th area with a large population in the United Kingdom. The estimated population of the city of Aberdeen is 196,670, and for local authority area, it is 229,800.        Nicknames of Aberdeen include Silver city with Golden Sands, Granite City, and Grey city. In the middle 18th and 20th century, buildings of Aberdeen was covered by grey granite which sparkles like silver due to high mica content in it.

In 1970s North Sea Oil was discovered. Since 8000 years ago this area became a settlement when villages lie around the river, Don, and Dee. The climate of Aberdeen is a marine type. From David 1 of Scotland, Aberdeen got its Royal Burgh status. Two important universities of Aberdeen are the University of Aberdeen founded in 1495 and Robert Gordon University in 1992.

There are many setups of Traditional industries such as papermaking, fishing, textiles, and shipbuilding was taken by Aberdeen's seaport and oil industry. These industries were the main reason for the job creation for the local people. A number of people from nearby towns come here for job employment. One of the busiest commercial heliports is located in Aberdeen namely Aberdeen Heliport. In north-east of Scotland, largest seaport is situated. These used to lessen the burden of the traffic of the city.

In Aberdeen, the Aberdeen international youth festival is held that attract around 1000 talented arts companies. Ultimately, tourism industry booms in the town and provide employment to local people. In the year 2015, Mercer named Aberdeen 57th best city to live and Britain's 4th largest liveable city. Aberdeen was named as leading business hub by HSBC.

Education

There are two universities located in Aberdeen namely Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen.  Earlier the University of Aberdeen was known as King's College, Aberdeen and William Elphinstone founded it in the year 1496. George Keith founded Marischal College in new Aberdeen in the year 1593. In the English speaking world, Aberdeen university is the fifth oldest. It provides degree related to various disciplines. Primary campus is located in old Aberdeen, and it has around 14000 students. Debating society of the university is oldest in Scotland and founded in the year 1646.

In the year 1750, Robert Gordon's College was founded by merchant Robert Gordon. In 1992 Robert Gordon Institute of Technology got its university status and became Robert Gordon University. Later the university expanded and developed rapidly. The Sunday Times named it the Best Modern University in the UK.

Robert Gordon University had two campuses one is located at Schoolhill/ St Andrew Street city center and another one at Garthdee.

Scottish Agricultural College is located outside Aberdeen. In Aberdeen, Marine Laboratory Aberdeen which has specialization in fisheries. Some other higher education institutions are Rowett Research Institute and Macaulay Land Use Research Institute. Aberdeen has 54 primary schools and 12 secondary schools that are handled by the city council. Among top 50 secondary schools in Scotland, comes Cutts Academy, Oldmachar Academy, and Hariaw Academy.

Various private schools are located in Aberdeen like Robert Gordon's College, Albyn School, and Hamilton school, St Margaret's School for Girls, International School of Aberdeen and Steiner School.  Aberdeen harbor was made modern in the late 1960s. In 1982 Fish Market was developed. In 1994 Telford Dock was established. In the year 1964, there was typhoid outbreak in 1964. During the 20th century, Aberdeen became the much healthier city. In 1985 Trinity center was opened. The present population of Aberdeen is 212000.