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

ABOUT Cambridge

Cambridge is commonly recognised as the University City. The River Cam flows through the town and it is about 50 miles to the north of London. Because of the Cambridge University, people of Cambridge have best of both the worlds’ education. The students from various parts of the world come here for higher education. It has produced world’s best scholars with regard to many other best institutions. The last population census happened in 2011. Cambridge has a population of 1 lakh 28 thousand. It has a total strength of 24,488 students making it the 50th biggest educational town of the England. It has been the place of lives since Bronze Age. There were a number of sites discovered that showed the existence of life. Under the Viking rule, it was transformed into the major trading Centre. During the 12th century, the charter of the town was granted to it.

In the year 1951, it was conferred with the status of the city. It is situated at the core of the high-technology Silicon Fen with many sectors such as software, Bioscience, educational, administrative and other start-up organisations. According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Cambridge University (founded in 1209) cut the mustard and jumped to second place from fourth place in the world. Cambridge university press is among top five universities press in the world. The most famous band in Cambridge is Pink Floyd. The Cambridge United F.C is the most followed football club of the region. Jake Carroll (Defender), Ade Azeez (Forward), Jabo Ibehre (Forward) are the brilliant players of the club.

History

Since prehistoric times, there was an evidence of life. Romans also settled in this place. During the medieval era, Romans were withdrawal from the place around 410. The location was not sure till now as it was deserted by the Britons. Somewhere in the books, the site is commonly mentioned as Cair Grauth. During 1914-1918, Cambridge worked as an important defensive station for the east coast. The population of the city has been drastically increased from the 1930s to 1980s.

Governance

Cambridge district is served by Cambridge City Council of England. Its Local Authority District is the urban area of city. Guildhall is the city headquarters. In 1207, King John granted the Cambridge which allowed the appointment of a mayor. Mayor Post gets selected with the consensus of 14 wards. Elections are held each year to elect a mayor in respective constituency. Sir Issac Newton was also the holder of the seat of House of Commons in the past. In general elections of 2017, Karen buck and mark field elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for this constituency.

Geography and climate

The river Calm flows through the village of Grantchester to the south-west. The city has similar climatic conditions to the UK which gets influenced by the Gulf Stream. The Cambridge region usually experiences less rainfall. Cambridge's average rainfall falls 570 mm per year, around half of the national average rainfall with some years periodically falling into the semi-arid (under 500 mm) category.

Demography

Demography is a flexible phenomenon. As per 2001 census, 90% residents are white, 85% population is of undergraduates and 79% people are postgraduates. Generally, Cambridge people engaged in managerial and administrative jobs than manual workers because of superior education standard. People have higher qualification degrees such as Master’s, PhD or Higher National Diploma. The science festival scheduled every year in the month of March and it is acknowledged as the United Kingdom's biggest free science festival. Cambridge poetry festival has been held biannually for 10 years in the past. Cambridge earns a lot of money from the education and tourism sector.