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

ABOUT Leicester

Leicester is a city lies in the East Midlands area of England. It is the unitary authority area located on the Soar River with a population of around 329,839 according to 2011 census. It is the county town of Leicestershire and the most populous area of the East Midland region. It is located at the crossing of two major railway lines as well as the confluence of the trunk routes and the motorways. Leicester, one of the oldest cities in England located near the National Forest’s eastern end. In 1889, the town became a county borough but later on it was dissolved in 1974 under Local Government Act, and finally, the city got its unitary status in 1997. The city is controlled by the Labour Party which is divided into three Parliamentary constituencies.

History

The history of the oldest city dates back at least two millennia. The Roman settlement came into existence around AD 47. Lindum, Bridge on the Fosse Way and Roman road were built in the city by the Corieltauvian settlement. It remains a matter of contention whether development was fortified by Romans. Recently, evidence of Roman cemetery was discovered outside the old city walls depicts the artwork of 300 AD. Other remaining found include the Roman Leicester baths are preserved and displayed at the adjacent museum. After the abandonment of Roman Empire, the city was governed by the kingdom of Mercia. The city became one of the five burghs of the Danelaw for a short period during the rule of Danish Vikings.

In 1790, Grand Union Canal was built in the city connected Leicester to Birmingham and London. With the arrival of railways in 1832, nearby collieries supplied coal to the city. Large mills, workshops and factories started setting up particularly along the river and canal. This development promoted the process of industrialisation and population of the city grew rapidly from 68,100 to 211,600 between 1861 and 1901. Major industrial employers include textiles, clothing and shoes had opened their manufacturing premises in the city.

Education

The city has a number of independent and comprehensive schools including grammar schools and three sixth form colleges. The local education authority of the city was established in 1997, but it has faced an enormous trouble during the local government reorganisation. The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills conducted an enquiry and found few strengths and many weaknesses in the educational authority. Although there has been a considerable improvement in the education system and steps have been taken to improve since then included the opening of Samworth Enterprise Academy, planning a new Children and Young People’s Services department.

Economy

The city has the largest economy in the East Midlands and home to major employers such as Everard's brewing, Brantano Footwear, Cambridge and Counties Bank, Dunelm Mill, DHL, HSBC and Santander banking, British Gas, Topps Tiles, British Telecom and Caterpillar. The GVA of the city is estimated to be 15.3 billion pounds according to a recent study by Experian.  Engineering sector played a significant role in the growth of the economy. The city houses engineering companies include Transmon Engineering, Jones and Shipman and Trelleborg. The two major shopping malls, Haymarket Shopping Centre and Highcross Leicester were built in the city. 

Transportation

The city is served by East Midlands International Airport located 20 miles north-northwest of the city and Leicester railway station located towards the eastern end of the centre of the city. The airport also serves as an important national hub for mail and freight networks of the major distributors. There are two main bus stations in the city: Haymarket Bus Station and St Margaret’s Bus Station. The rail network faced rapid growth in the city with the arrival of Eurostar international services.