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

ABOUT Ipswich

Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk and non-metropolitan district located 60 miles northeast of London. It lies at the mouth of the Orwell River with a population of around 133,384 according to 2011 census. The town derived its name either from Orwell estuary or an Anglo-Saxon personal name and it was also referred as Gippeswic, Yppswyche, and Gyppewicus. The town became famous in early times for its major port Ipswich Dock which has been England’s one of the major trading port. It was also considered UK’s one of the most prosperous city since Anglo-Saxon period.

History

Ipswich is one of the oldest inhabited towns in the England. The history of the town traced its roots back to the Roman period. The rural towns and settlements were connected to the area around the town via the rivers Gipping and Orwell during the Roman Empire. The largest Roman villa and fort were built during the Roman Empire and still stands at Castle Hill and Walton near Felixstowe respectively. The Sutton Hoo treasures and replicas of the Roman Mildenhall are still preserved in the museum of the town. The modern town has been continuously occupied around Ipswich dock since the Saxon period. After the abandonment of Roman period, the development of coastal states of north-western Europe came into existence. The former Roman ports of London served as major communication and trading port between eastern Britain and the continents of Scandinavia and Rhine.

The first large-scale potteries were established in the town with the arrival of Frisian potters from Netherlands in the 7th century. The Shrine of Our Lady of Grace of the town became a famous pilgrimage destination and attracted many pilgrims during the middle ages. The independent Ipswich Institute reading room and library were built in 1824 and still survives today. The town was targeted by German Zeppelins and bombing raids during the First and Second World War resulted in many casualties and destruction of the area in and around the docks. The town has undergone a considerable redevelopment around the waterfront and industrial dock area was rebuilt into the residential and commercial centre. Ipswich has made several attempts for attaining the city status but all the bids remain unsuccessful and it remains as a town.

Culture

The town has a number of galleries and three museums include Christchurch Mansion Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich Museum, Ancient House and Christchurch Mansion. New works of art are continuously promoted by the Borough Council. The New Wolsey Company took on the management of New Wolsey Theatre built on the Civic Drive accommodating 400 people. The summer arts festival is celebrated every year and known as Ipswich Arts Festival.

Industry

Ipswich is county town of agricultural Suffolk and home to famous agricultural manufacturers. Adastral Science Park is located to the east of the town, earlier the area was being used by the British Telecom Research Laboratories. The insurance business is the key employment sector and employs the majority of the workforce in the town. Other employers include Legal and General, Axa, LV, Churchill, and Willis. The experienced and skilled workforce has contributed to the establishment of the ancillary works in the past few years. Every year millions of tons of cargo are being handled in the famous port named as Haven port.

Education

There are several state-funded secondary and independent schools in the town include Copleston and Northgate High Schools, Ipswich School, Ipswich High School and Ipswich Academy. Suffolk New College, University of Suffolk and Sixth Form College serves the residents of the town and neighbouring area.

Notable Personalities

List of famous residents includes Thomas Wolsey, Alf Ramsey, Sarah Trimmer, Bobby Robson, Richard Ayoade and Thomas Gainsborough.