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

ABOUT Derby

Derby is an English city located on the banks of the Derwent River in the Derbyshire. It is the unitary authority area in the Derbyshire with a population of around 248,700 according to 2011 census. The status of the city was granted to the Derby in 1977 after the entitlement of all Saints Church as a Cathedral. The early settlement of the area can be found back to the Roman period. The small town in the Roman province of Britannia ‘Derventio’ was found by the Romans and Anglo-Saxons and Vikings supported the town in becoming the Five Boroughs of the Danelaw. The other four boroughs are Lincoln, Stamford, Nottingham and Leicester. Later on, Derby along with Leicester, Nottingham and Lincoln became the county towns of the United Kingdom. The city comprises the southernmost area of the World Heritage Site of the Derwent Valley Mills.

The town remained as a market town for long period till industrialisation and also recognised as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The economy of the town grew rapidly in the industrial era. The railway was introduced in the city in the 19th century and it became the significant centre of the British rail industry. The largest aero engine manufacturer Rolls Royce is based in the city. The city also serves as a principal centre for advanced transport manufacturing and houses the large train manufacturer of the country, Derby Litchurch Lane Works. 

History

The old Roman fort served major site for the Roman camp of Derventio. The town was one of the fortified towns of the country, later on, it was occupied by Lady of Mercia and adjoined into the Kingdom of Mercia. It has been suggested that the name of the city is derived from the Deoraby meaning village of the Deer. Some stated that the name is borrowed from the Danish words for meaning deer settlement, while others claim that the name comes from the Derwent river meaning a valley thick with oaks. The early history of the city depicted that the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings communities were probably existed together and enclosed two parts of land surrounded by water.

The town was protected by the Parliamentary troops during the period of the Civil War in the 16th century and these troops contributed towards many battles and other engagements in the surrounding towns such as Nottinghamshire and Cheshire. John Lombe built the first water powered silk mill in the city in 1717. The notable residents of the town in the 18th century are John Whitehurst, Charles Darwin and Joseph Wright, contributed in the fields of paintings, philosophy, doctor and scientist. The Normanton Barracks were constructed in the city in 1877 to accommodate permanent military presence. 

The Local Government Act, 1888 transformed the Derby and it became county borough included the rural districts of South East Derbyshire resulted in the substantial rise in population from 132,408 to 219,578 in 1971. The economy of the city flourished with the arrival of car and aircraft factory city by Rolls Royce in the early 19th century. The city was attacked by German bombers during the both World Wars but faced comparatively little damage despite the presence of the rail and aero-engine industries. The city has also become a major cultural centre for the deaf community uses sign language in Britain.  

Education

The city follows two-tier education system includes non-selective primary and secondary schools. There are fifteen secondary schools, three independent schools and four special needs establishments. For further education, the city is served by the University of Derby located on the Kedleston Road.

Landmarks

The famous places to visit in the city include Darley Abbey, Derby Canal, Derby Industrial Museum, Derby Cathedral, St Mary’s Church, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, River Derwent, Royal Crown Derby Museum, Cathedral Quarter, Derby Arboretum and much more exciting locations.