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

ABOUT Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the centre city of Scotland. The area is also under the jurisdiction of the council state.During the period of 15th century, it was also a capital city. The Scottish parliament runs administration from this city only. The king used to rule in the Edinburgh in the medieval era. Being a part of the Midlothian area, Edinburg has been known as a centre of learning for Scott Law, Medicine, literature, engineering and the various sciences. After London, it is the next important city for fiscal matters. Edinburgh has also become the United Kingdom’s second most common traveller terminus after London.

In a recent survey, the population of Edinburgh stood second in Scotland and on the seventh number in the United Kingdom. The 2016 official population estimates Edinburgh’s population at 464,990, while the local specialist area is placed at 507,170 for the local specialist area and the city area at 1,339,380 as of 2014.

Geography

The city is near to Scotland's Central Belt owing to which it is also surrounded by hills of nearby areas. The city centre is 2 1⁄2 miles southwest of the shoreline of Leith and 26 miles inland from the east coast of Scotland and the North Sea at Dunbar. The early burgh which looks like the Seven Hills of Rome is often said to be constructed on Arthur's Seat Calton Hill, Craiglockhart Hill, Corstorphine Hill, Braid Hill, Blackford Hill, and the Castle Rock. Edinburgh actually came up near the prominent Castle Rock.

There is a gap created by volcanic plugs millions of years ago between the Firth of Forth to the north and the Pentland Hills to the south. In addition to these, another hollow on the rock's south side formed a natural stronghold that formed the basis for building the Edinburgh Castle. The place from where the glacier receded is now occupied by the residential areas of Marchmont and Bruntsfield.

Places of Interest

Edinburgh is home to various libraries and museums such as the Writers' Museum,  the National Library of Scotland, National War Museum, National Museum of Scotland, Surgeons' Hall Museum, Our Dynamic Earth, the Museum of Childhood,  and the Museum of Edinburgh. The Museum on the Mound shows exhibits on money and banking in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Zoo, which is the second most popular in Scotland and paid attraction lies on Corstorphine Hill covering 82 acres. The Zoo has also loaned two pandas from China named as Tian Tian and Yang Guang.The Royal Yacht Brittania is also a 5-star visitor attraction after being decommissioned in 1997. It is docked permanently at the Ocean Terminal where many events take place aboard this yacht. Edinburgh houses various National Galleries of Art in Scotland along with many other smaller art galleries.

Housed in the National Gallery of Scotland, is its national collection. The National Gallery is linked to the Royal Scottish Academy that regularly plays host to a number of major painting exhibitions. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is home to the modern collections at Belford. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery primarily focuses on photography and portraits.The City Art Centre in Market Street, which is owned by the city council, also shows various art exhibitions. The Fruitmarket Gallery also hosts contemporary art exhibitions that feature the works by famous British and international artists.Other small private galleries include the likes of Ingleby Gallery. This gallery provides shows with various interests by Callum Innes, Ellsworth Kelly, Peter Liversidge, Sean Scully, and Richard Forster.

Climate

Being close to the coastal region, Edinburgh has a maritime climate. The temperature remains mild throughout the year. Gogarbank is the official met office that provides an update of weather condition to local people.