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 Dublin
3 Days
£3074
BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management 26/07/2021 Dublin
3 Days
£3074
BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management 27/09/2021 Dublin
3 Days
£3074
BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management 22/11/2021 Dublin
3 Days
£3074

ABOUT Dublin

Dublin lies on the eastern shore of Ireland. It is the largest and capital city of Ireland. The town has a populace of 1,173,179. As of 2016, the population of Greater Dublin was 1,904,806. By following the Norman Invasion, the Kingdom of Dublin become the principal city of Ireland. The city grew rapidly during the 17th century.

Before the Acts of Union, it was the second largest city in the British Empire. Dublin turns out to be the capital of Ireland by following the division of Ireland. Globalisation and World Cities Research Network reported Dublin as a global city. The city got the rank of “Alpha”. This places the city in top thirty cities across the world. This city is the significant and modern centre for arts, education, economy, administration and industry.

Climate

Dublin has an oceanic climate like that of northwestern Europe. It has awesome weather with cool summers and mild winters. The city doesn’t have temperature extremes as compared to other cities. The maximum temperature in January is approx. 8.8 °C and the maximum temperature in the month of July is approx. 20.2 °C.

The months with higher temperatures are May and June. October is considered as the wettest month with 76mm of rain. The amount of rainfall is even throughout the year in Dublin. It is the driest place in the Ireland as it is located in sheltered of the east coast. Half of the rain from the west coast reaches there making it the dry place to live in.

Places of Interest

Landmarks

The ancient monuments and landmarks were constructed in the city dates back hundreds of years. Dublin Castle is one of the oldest monument in the city. In 1204, the city was first established as the major defensive work. It was founded on the order of King John which was further named as Norman invasion of Ireland.

The spire of Dublin is one of the newest monuments in the city which is known as “Monument of Light”.  This replaces Nelson’s Pillar and is aimed to take Dublin’s place in the 21st century. Ian Ritchie Architects designed the architecture of spire. The testimonial has a base of lit, and the top is illuminated for providing a guiding light in the night. Other landmarks include Christ Church Cathedral, Molly Malone statue, The Custom House, Poolbeg Towers and much more.

Parks

Dublin is a green city. It has many green parks around it. It manages approximately 1,500 hectares of parks. Some of the public parks are Herbert Park, Phoenix Park and St Stephen’s Green. The Phoenix Park is approximately 3 km away from the west of the city centre. Because of its huge dimensions, it is one of the largest walled parks in the Europe. St Stephen’s Green Park is near the famous shopping street Known as Grafton Street.

Economy

The city is the economic centre of the Ireland as it is the economic development throughout the period of Celtic Tiger. Also, it is listed on number 10th as richest by personal income. Some of them are textile manufacturing, brewing, and food processing and distilling.

With the improvement in the economy, pharmaceutical, information and communication technology businesses come to the city from all around the world. With the establishment of International Financial Services Centre in the city, the financial services play a crucial part in the city. Dublin is the host of half of top 50 banks and top 20 insurance companies in the world.