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

ABOUT Chelmsford

The city of Chelmsford is the principal settlement. It is under the jurisdiction of official charge of Essex which is situated in the eastern region of England. The combined population of the district and urban city is nearly 3 lakh. Its main communities get its name from various cities. In the year of 2012, the queen officially gave it the status of a city. The people of Chelmsford is known as Chelmsfordian. Various ethnic groups in the town get its name from the city of Chelmsford. Preferably, the commuters of various nearby towns make the population of the town. The rail journey between Chelmsford and central London takes 30 minutes less as compare to road journey.

History

During 11th century, there was a bridge that constructed over the River Can. This bridge played important role in the transformation of the town and this town got popularity and started recognizing as a popular town. Prior to 1189, this town was recognised as Celmeresfort and since 1189, the name had changed to Chelmsford. The market was opened immediately after the construction of the bridge over the River Can. It underwent many attacks during 1939 to 1945 and light engineering war production unit was the softest target of the enemies. In 1943, Luftwaffe bombarded where 55 people died and thousand got homeless. After the 1980s, the government has not been giving due importance to defence related industry and this industry drastically impacted during these years. The famous company Marconi shut most of its factories or sold to some other firms.

Administration and policies

This town has its unique geography. It is important for political strategy. It has been recognised as a country town since the 12th century. The various company headquarters such as Essex Country council and Chelmsford city council are situated here. Vicky Ford is the present MP of Chelmsford. He got 22% more votes as compared to his Counter Part.

Demography

As per 2001 census, there was high sex ratio in this region with 50% females and 49% males. Almost 95% people are white and 70% of them follow Christian religion.

Economy

At the initial stage, Agriculture was the only profession that people did with full zeal but with time, it followed the interests in other industries too. There was a small market where people usually do business and earn money. Guglielmo Marconi brought revolution by introducing world first wireless factory. He has great contribution in the invention of the radio. Crompton electrical Engineering, Hoffmann Ball Bearings, English electric valve company, Britvic are the other leading developments in the past. Chelmsford has the best nightlife. The old, as well as superior quality wines, are easily available here.

Transport

The Eastern Counties Railway was introduced a few years prior to the mid-18th century. There were three major viaducts constructed in the past and the major one is 18 arch central park viaduct. A new railway project is in line and it will complete in 2020.

Famous places

The two famous tallest buildings are built nearly 1960s. They are Parkside court and Melbourne court. Till now with 110 m height, the chain home radar tower is the tallest among other buildings.  A person can see it from any part of the city.

Climate

It has a maritime climatic condition. It experiences warmer climate as compared to rest of the United Kingdom. It receives the lowest rainfall and remains drier throughout the year. The rainfall is between 500 mm and 550 mm yearly.

Education, Media and Sports

There are many schools for primary education but Chelmsford College gets a bulk of students for higher education. The radio of this city operates from outside the country. The Chelmsford City Football club representing in the various national championship. The Rugby football club is very famous of this region.