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

ABOUT Corby

Corby is a borough which is located 37 km away from the north-east of Northampton. It is the town with fastest growing population in Northamptonshire as well as England. The census held in 2011 reports that Corby had a population of sixty-one thousand three hundred. It is located 37 km away from the north-east of Northampton. Due to a large number of Scottish migrant workers who came to Corby for its steelworks, Corby was at one time known locally as "Little Scotland". The town was a small village until 1930. All the changes took place with the opening of the steelworks by Stewarts and Lloyds. It is a rapidly changing place and a vibrant.

Politics:

Created since 1983, the constituency of Corby contains parts of traditionally Conservative East Northamptonshire. Corby has since 2005 won almos every election. Labour won the General Elections in 2005 by a huge majority. However it was in 2010 that the Labour Party candidate lost the seat to the Conservatives. In 2012 again, the Labour Party came to power when Mensch resigned as an MP The seat was won by Labour's Andy Sawford. As the constituency was an important seat, it attracted both national and international media.The Corby Borough Council , since 1979, has been under the control of the Labour party in local politics. During the 2015 elections ,Corby was represented by 5 Conservatives and 24 Labour Party members.

Employment and Education

Employment in Corby is against health and education, public administration and biased towards manufacturing. Weetos are made in the north of the town by Weetabix Limited. The town also is home to workshops that manufacture Fairline Boats. Amy’s Kitchen opened a factory in Corby a short time back. The Census of 2001 depicted the ratio of the working-age population to its degree-level qualifications at its lowest in both England and Wales. A 39.3% of the total population are without any GCSE-equivalent qualification. Corby had a population of 61,255 according to 2011 census. There are85.0% White British, 9.1% Other White, 85.0% White British, 9.1% Other White. Oakley Vale is Corby's least White British with only 70.7% of the population being White British. A range of vocational courses is provided to post-16 students and adult learners by the Corby campus of Tresham Institute of Further and Higher Education. The nearest universities to the south are the University of Northampton and to the west are De Montfort University in Leicester and University of Leicester.

Society and Culture

According to 2001 census, the number children of Scottish-origin in the Corby Urban Area was 10, 063 around 18.9% of the total population. A large number of the inhabitants of Corby enjoy this Scottish heritage. Apart from London, Corby is the only town in England with two Church of Scotland churches. About the town of the Corpy, a song Steeltown by Big Country was written.

Sport and Leisure

The main football team in Corby who play in the National League North is the Corby Town F.C. Corby is also home to the Corby East Midlands International Swimming Pool that came up in 2009. The Stewarts and Lloyds Rugby Football Club plays its home games in Corby. The club also has an athletic club for youngsters below 11 ears of age and also for those who have crossed 60. When the Youth Development League took place, the upper age group was promoted to Midland East 1 and it also gained a promotion in the Heart of England Athletics League.

Climate

Corby experiences a maritime climate mild winters and with cool summers. In Corby, the highest recorded temperature was 35 °C (95.0 °F) in August 1990 and the lowest was recorded during 1987 which was −23.3 °C (−9.9 °F).