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

ABOUT Fleet

Fleet, is located in the Hampshire district of England, at a distance of lies 36 miles to the southwest of London. Hart, a locality in Fleet was considered as the best living place for four consecutive years i.e. 2011 to 2015. The factors that counted towards the city gaining this title were - the rich majority of the population, better health conditions, good weather, and high levels of access to places of entertainment and leisure.Fleet had a population of 38,726 as per the census conducted in 2011.

Fleet is known for the Fleet Pond – a large rather the largest freshwater lake in the whole of Hampshire. Another feature that attracts everyone is it's old-fashioned High Street which provides a look that is reminiscent of the Victorian and Edwardian ages.

Fleet is accessible by the M3 motorway. Fleet is also known for a service station - the Welcome Break.

Government

Fleet is administered by the Hampshire County Council and The Hart District Council together. North East Hampshire is the governmental constituency for Fleet. The Hart District Councils in 2010, transferred some of its responsibilities to three newly formed parish councils i.e. Church Crookham Parish Council, Elvetham Heath Parish Council, and Fleet Town.

Wards in Fleet:

Following is the list of wards into which Fleet and Church Crookham are divided:

  • Fleet West: This includes a part of Church Crookham and is located on the western side of Fleet.
  • Fleet Courtmoor: Located towards the eastern side of the Basingstoke Canal is Fleet Courtmoor.
  • Fleet North: The Elvetahm Heath State forms a major part of Fleet North.
  • Church Crookham West includes the southern as well as western parts of Crookham.
  • Fleet Central includes the oldest areas of the town and the town centre also.
  • Church Crookham East: It covers two parts of Fleet – a majority being the northern and eastern parts of Church Crookham while some parts of eastern Fleet are also covered.

Transport :

Railways :

The Fleet citizens are served by Fleet railway station which is funded by the Hampshire County Council, on the London to Basingstoke line.

Bus

The citizens of Fleet commute using the Fleet Buzz service also. This service is operated by Stagecoach bus. There are routes to various places such as  Justin, Farnborough and Aldershot.

Sports

The North Hants Golf Club, a top-ranked golf course for more than hundred years is located in Fleet.Justin Rose, a top-ranked golfer, lives in Fleet. Fleet is also home to four Non-League football teams that play at Kennels Lane (Fleet Spurs F.C.), Calthorpe Park (Fleet Town F.C), Zebon Copse(FC Fleet), and Dippenhall St., Crondall (Fleet Albion).

Fleet also organises a half marathon before the London Marathon takes place.

Leisure

There is a sports cum leisure centre that is run by the government and known as  The Hart Leisure Centre. This centre has a swimming pool, a gym, a teaching pool, two sports halls and a number of studios and squash courts. The centre is also home to martial arts clubs and some other sports clubs as well.

Media :

The local press consists of the Fleet News & Mail, a broadsheet that is available from the local shops, and the Surrey-Hants Star Courier, a free tabloid that is delivered to the door of every citizen in Fleet.The BBC South Today is the source of the local BBC TV news.BBC Surrey covers Fleet on BBC Radio, as well as North-East Hampshire.Fleet is also covered by 96.4 Eagle Radio independently.

Culture :

There are various events that are covered by the carnival committee in Fleet. Worth mentioning are the Fleet Carnival and Switching on of Christmas Lights in preparation for December 25 (though the event takes place in the last week of November).