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 Bristol
3 Days
£3074
BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management 26/07/2021 Bristol
3 Days
£3074
BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management 27/09/2021 Bristol
3 Days
£3074
BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management 22/11/2021 Bristol
3 Days
£3074

ABOUT Bristol

  A city as well as a county in South West England, the Bristol city is the 12th largest in England in terms of area and 10th in terms of population. According to the latest census conducted in 2017, Bristol has a citizen strength of 454,200.

Bristol received its royal charter in 1155 AD and till the 14th century, it remained divided between Gloucestershire and Somerset before becoming a county itself. Bristol remained in a strong financial position during the 13th to the 18th century as it stood third in England in terms of tax receipts. It was only during the Industrial Revolution that the cities of Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool surpassed Bristol. The currency in use in Bristol is also the largest being used in the United Kingdom – the Bristol Pound.

As far as education is concerned, Bristol houses two universities – The University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. Besides it also houses sporting and artistic venues such as the Spike Island, Memorial Stadium and Ashton Gate.

Bristol has been known for explorations since long. Explorers have many times visited the North Americas on their ships. John Cabot, the first European to visit the North America since the Vikings started his voyage from Bristol. Ships from Bristol also carried slaves from Africa to Americas during the 18th and the 19th centuries. In 1807 2000 slave ships carried 500,000 slaves to the Americas from Africa.

Sports

The city of is home to clubs playing almost every sport such as football, rugby, cricket, basketball and many others. Bristol City and Bristol Rovers‍ are the Football League clubs in Bristol. The former club, Bristol City, was formed in 1897 and within a span of 10 years they ended up as runner-ups in 1907 in the Division One league. In 1909 they ended up as runner-ups in FA Cup final. However, they started sinking thereafter and by 1982 declared themselves to be bankrupt. In 2007 they got promoted to the second tier of the English League where they lost to Hull City in the playoffs for being promoted to the Premier League.

Bristol Rovers came into existence in 1883 and since then have won Division Three South in 1952–53 and Division Three in 198990 and the Watney Cup in 1972. They ended up as runners-up in 2006-2007 for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

The Bristol also plays rugby. Formed in 1888, Bristol Rugby was earlier known as Bristol Football Club. Since 1888, the club has been constantly performing at very high levels of the game.

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club is known to play county cricket at the Bristol County Ground. The Bristol County Ground is also known as the only international sports ground in the south west of England. The club won 9 trophies between 1999 and 2006. During this period it also acquired a double-double by winning both the Benson & Hedges trophy and the C& G trophy in two consecutive years i.e. 1999 and 2000.

Transport

There are two main railway stations in Bristol - Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. Bristol Temple Meads offers fast-running trains to local, regional, London Paddington and CrossCountry trains. There are such trains running from Bristol Parkway also that connect to Cardiff Central, Swansea, and London Paddington. There are Cross-Country services to the North East and Birmingham. The South Western Railway also offers some limited service to London Waterloo via Clapham Junction.

Bristol is also coming up with a new bus rapid transit system or the Metrobus that will provide a faster and better bus service to reduce overcrowding. This system of rapid transportation will be able to run concurrently on both bus lanes as well as secluded and directed busways.