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

ABOUT Chatham

Chatham is a town located on the River Medway in North Kent, in South East England. It forms a large urban area known as the Medway Towns along with its neighbouring towns of Rochester and Gillingham. According to 2011 census, Chatham total population is about 76,792.. Chatham Dockyard, which was the birthplace of many famous ships including Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, was a Royal Navy Dockyard situated on the River Medway in Kent and was established in the mid-16th century. Chatham Dockyard was closed in 1984, and following a closure, one part of the site developed as a commercial port and other parts were redeveloped for residential, and business purpose and some on some part Chatham Historic Dockyard museum was established. The main reason of reduction in importance of Chatham Dockyard was a reduction in Britain’s naval resources, and they moved to other locations. The town has road links, and the main interchanges for the area are railway and bus stations. Chatham has full pedestrianised high streets and the Pentagon shopping centre where many leading brands are available and is considered as the largest town centre for shopping. Chatham is also famous for Holcombe, which is the biggest hockey club in the country.

Government

As the Local government Act, 1972 implemented in the city, the borough status of the city got vanished. Since then it became the part of the Medway borough. Medway borough is a non-metropolitan district of Kent county. The name of Borough changes several time. Ultimately, the borough of Medway became unitary authority area, its administration got separated from Kent County. But for ceremonial purposes, they were recognized as a single entity. It comes under the jurisdiction of parliamentary constituency of  Chatham and Aylesford.  

Geography

Chatham is located near the junction point of North downs Slope meets with Medway River. Beyond the dockyard was marshy land which is now recognised as St Mary’s Island with several new improvements of housing estates. Till 20th century the south part of the borough was entirely rural having a large number of farms and tracts of woodland.

Landmarks

The Brook Theatre is a prosperous arts centre offering professional theatre, community productions and performances. There is one Nucleus Arts Centre located on the high streets where local artists develop and display their talents. Most of the Medway’s bus routes pass through Chatham Waterfront bus station, and the railway station is also within walking distance from the High Street.

Popular Culture

On a cultural level, Chatham is the main centre of numerous movements in art, literature and music. Medway Delta Sound emerged from 1977 until 1982, The Milkshakes, The Prisoners, The Dentists, The Singing Lions are some of the Medway Delta bands who gained international recognition. The Medway Poets were established in 1977; they performed on TV and Radio and at major literary festivals as well.  They became a significant influence on writers in the Medway Towns, but they disbanded in 1982

Transport

The Chatham Dockyard plus Medway had always played  significant role in communication. In past times, all the goods were transported to and from the area of Kent. These items include iron, timber, and stone on large scale from one point to another of city as well as outside it. Today, the barges is used only for holding tourist traffic. Now a days, one can easily access the yachts in the river .The constructions of the roads started in the romans era only. The city is recognized as Hub of Medway towns. This the main reason of the high traffic in the area. It is well known fact that traffic is a problem for many years. The roads of the city are sufficient to hold this much traffic. So, governments have started many schemes in tha past to solve this problem.