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 Carlisle
3 Days
£3844
BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management 26/07/2021 Carlisle
3 Days
£3844
BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management 27/09/2021 Carlisle
3 Days
£3844
BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management 22/11/2021 Carlisle
3 Days
£3844

ABOUT Carlisle

Carlisle, also known as the Great Border City as it has a common border with Scotland and England, is located in Cumberland at the convergence of the rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteril.   It serves not only as the administrative centre for Cumbria County Council and Carlisle City Council but is also the largest settlement in the Cumbria County.  Carlisle is known to have been a Roman settlement. Carlisle became an important military settlement during the Middle Ages as it enjoyed the closeness with the Kingdom of Scotland. One of the main attractions of Carlisle is the Carlisle Castle which was built by William Rufus in 1092 AD and was to be the prison of the Queen of Scotts, Mary. In the 12th Century, by the order of Henry I, a nunnery came up in Carlisle. A diocese came into existence somewhere in the 1130’s and the priory became a cathedral that is now known as the Carlisle Cathedral. Carlisle is a place of historic importance as all the greats such as Celts, Romans, King Arthur and Bonnie Prince Charlie have either ruled or lived.

Later, the Industrial Revolution saw the rise of the textile industry and the beginning of a social as well as economical transformation in Carlisle.

Attractions

  • The Carlisle Castle: The Carlisle Castle has stood here for nine centuries. The Castle was home to the King’s Royal Border Regiment and even held Queen Mary of Scotts as a prisoner. As of today, it is a place of an exhibition that showcases its history to the generation of the 21st Century in the form of exhibitions. The Castle also has Cumbria's Museum of Military Life that depicts the arms and other objects used by the military of the various kings in battles and wars.
  • The Carlisle Cathedral: Carlisle Cathedral is considered to be a magnificent piece that has been taken from the history of North West England. Having stood on the border for almost 900 years it seems to say a tale of its own. Even though it is not the biggest cathedral in England, it delights the visitors due to its religious connections. Visitors come here just not to see the cathedral but also to make worship to the Lord and praise Him. Here religion is no bound. Anybody from any religion can come and sit in the congregation at these services. Visitors come here to discover stories of faith, love and hope.
  • Our Lady and St Joseph's Church: Built in the early 1890's, this church is a Roman Catholic Parish church. The church has a building that is listed as Grade II.

Transport

Owned and managed by the Stagecoach, the bus station serves Carlisle. Located on the Dury Lane are the bus station that is served by a travel centre and seven stands. The present station was a replacement for a larger station at the same site. The replacement took place in the 1990s. Stagecoach in Cumbria and Arrestation at the iva North East are the main operators of the bus station in Carlisle.

Media

For around 48 years, 1961 to 2009, Carlisle played host to the Border Television that served the ITV Border region. After 1970’s Border Television suffered a decline in both the quantity and the range of its output. The premises of the Border Television were demolished after it shutdown operation in 2010. No programs were telecast till 2014. Border Television announced its return to Carlisle in 2014. As far as the printed news is concerned, it is taken care of by  The Cumberland News. The newspaper is published every Friday.