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

ABOUT Kingston upon Hull

Kingston upon Hull is referred as a port city in the East Yorkshire, England with a population of around 260,200 according to mid-2016 est. It is commonly known as Hull, lies upon the northern bank where river Hull meets the Humber estuary. It is the unitary authority in the east Yorkshire located 154 miles north of London and 25 miles inland from the North Sea. The early settlement of the town can be found back to the 12th century. The port of the town was first used by the monks of the Meaux Abbey for exporting the wool. They selected their ideal place for building the quay at the concurrence of the rivers Hull and Humber. Since there is no clear evidence regarding the exact year of the foundation of the town, but it was first referred in 1193. During the 12th century, the town remained as a market town, trading hub and industrial metropolis.

The town is also known for having municipally owned telephone system since 1902. The Member of Parliament of the town contributed towards the abolition of the slave trade in the country. The town also served the theatre of battle in English civil wars took place between the Royalists and Parliamentarians. The town was severally affected by the Second World War and experienced the phase of post-industrial decline, brought socio-economic problems, unemployment and social deprivation. The town has undergone new housing, commercial and administration projects post the Great recession period in the early 21st century.

History

The early history of the town traced its roots back to the Neolithic period. The access to the flourishing hinterland and navigable rivers attracted the people of the surrounding areas for settlement. The name of the town is suggested to be originated from dwelling place or Vik meaning inlet. The River Hull was the ideal channel for exporting the wool from Meaux Abbey. The royal charter was granted to the town in 1293 by King Edward I and renamed the settlement as Kingston upon Hull. The port was developed into the leading port of the England and also served as a base during the First War of Scottish Independence. The wealth of the city grew with the import of timber and wine along with the export of wool and woollen cloth.

During the middle ages, the trading links of the town were extended all over the world and became the centre of the coastal trading network and booming inland. The town flourished during the 16th and early 17th century and major developmental projects came into existence. The town became strategically important due to the presence of large arms and ammunition firms in the English Civil War. Whaling (Hunting of whales) played a significant role in the growth of the economy until the mid-19th century. The city status was granted to the town in 1897. With the decline of the hunting industry, the focus shifted to the deep sea trawling till the Cod Wars between the United Kingdom and Iceland.

Economy

The economy of the town was based on the seafaring and trading. Earlier, trade was initiated in the merchant’s houses such as Blaydes House and centred on the Hull River, later on, shifted to the Humber docks. In 1970, the fishing industry faced the recession, and the city remained only the busiest port managing 13 million tons of cargo per year. The city is home to the several chemical and healthcare industries including Smith and Nephew and Reckitt Benckiser. After the recession in fishing and heavy industries, the wealth of the town is primarily based on travel and tourism, education, entertainment and retail sector.

Landmarks

The famous places to visit in the city are Streetlife Museum of Transport, The Humber Bridge, Hull Marina, East Park, Ferens Art Gallery, Wilberforce House Museum, Hull Maritime Museum, Hull and East Riding Museum, Hull History Centre and much more exciting places.