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

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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

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ABOUT Dereham

Located in the English county of Norfolk, Dereham is situated on the A47 road.The civil parish with an area of 21.51 km2 has a population of 18,609 as of 2011. Dereham is administered under the district of Breckland. The town of Dereham is different from West Dereham which lies 25 miles apart.

Early history

The town of East Dereham has a Neolithic history. This is indicated by the findings that the archaeologists uncovered in 1986. A greenstone axe head of the Neolithic period was found near Dereham. Findings included some tools and flint scrapers. Also found in the nearby fields were worked flints in the 1980s. Evidence of the existence of civilization during the Bronze Age also was found in 1976. Burnt flints from a potboiler were excavated from one site and another burnt mound site was also discovered in 1987.

In 2000, finds were discovered that belonged to the Iron Age. Earlier in 1983 pottery sherds were also found by field walkers. It is believed that the Roman Road that linked Brampton with Fen Causeway passed through Dereham. Some pottery and furniture of those times have also been excavated from the nearby fields.

The town may have got its name from a deer-park in the town even though it is believed that Dereham existed prior to the Saxon era even.Saint Wihtburh, daughter of the King of the East Angles, became a monk after seeing a vision of Virgin Mary and founded a monastery there in the seventh century. Edmund Bonner was the Rector for Dereham for a period of around four years from 1534-1538. A number of buildings that had stood in Dereham since long were destroyed in the fires that broke out in 1581 and 1659. Buildings that were not engulfed by the fires included the Bishop Bonner's cottage and the Church of Saint Nicholas'. Before being taken over by Queen Elizabeth I, Dereham’s administration fell to the Abbots initially and then the Bishops of Ely.

Napoleonic Conflict

The Dereham Church’s Bell Tower was used, in the late 1700’s, as a jail for French prisoners. A French Officer, Jean de Narde, on 6 October 1799, tried to escape from the tower but due to the presence of the guards,  he hid in a tree. He was spotted and asked to surrender. When he did not surrender, he was shot dead. Jean de Narde lies buried in the churchyard even today. A memorial stone was erected in 1858 on his grave which bears the engraving"Once our foes but now our allies and brethren." A documentary that goes by the name of  "Once our Foe - The shooting of Jean DeNarde" tells the same story.

Sport and leisure

As of now the earlier areas, which either fell under the railways or the industries, are now being used for leisure or sports purposes. Today the Dereham Leisure Centre, which is built on the remains of old railway locomotive depot, includes the following facilities:

  • a swimming pool,
  • facilities for dancing and sports
  • a gymnasium

The Dereham recreation ground provides the citizens with open-air tennis courts, skate park and equipment for the kids to play various games. Tenpin bowling alley is also offered in Strikes.

The Dereham Town F.C which plays at the Aldiss Park is a Non-League football club. The Dereham Rugby Club play in the Woodfordes  League at the Moorgate Road.Dereham also has its team of cricket and hockey. They are Dereham Cricket Club and Dereham Hockey Club respectively.

Attractions :

Some of the known buildings in the town of Dereham include :

  • Bishop Bonner's Cottage
  • A Windmill
  • A Water Tower shaped like a mushroom
  • The Gressenhall Museum of Rural Life
  • The Mid-Norfolk Railway headquarters

Notable people

Notable people from Dereham include :

  • Brian Aldiss - Novelist
  • George Borrow - Author
  • Harry Cripps - Footballer
  • William Cowper – Poet
  • William Hyde Wollaston - Scientist
  • Reverend Lionel Fanthorpe - Priest and entertainer
  • George Skipper - Architect
  • Beth Orton - Singer