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

ABOUT Liverpool

Liverpool city is located in northwest region of England. As per the last population counting of city, It stands nearly 4, 80,000. It is also acknowledged as one of the largest metropolitan cities of England. Liverpool city council is looking after the development work of the city. It is also a highly populated district within the area of the metropolitan county of Merseyside. As far as population is concerned, It is the most populated region of the United Kingdom. Nearly 1880, It transformed into the city from the borough. After 9 years as a city, it became county borough and got totally separated from Lancashire. The growth of the city did happen during the industrial revolution. Industrial revolution embarked on various other industries in the region.

It ultimately helped in the creation of job opportunities. During the 19th century, Most of the emigrants of the United Kingdom including Ireland used this major Liverpool Port to move in the United States. There have been a lot of fan following of The Beatles (the English rock band) and other rock bands from Mersey beat era which further brings a lot of tourists in the city. It helps in boosts of the tourism sector of the country. Liverpool F.C and Everton are two famous football club of the region. The locals are very enthusiast while cheering their local football club in different leagues. All the entertainment programs are being held at Mathew street.

History

The letter patent issued during the beginning of 12th century announced the real foundation of the Borough of Liverpool. By the mid 16 century, the population of the town was 500. King John designed street plan for Liverpool. The history of Liverpool commenced since 16th century Tudor building and modern day architecture styles. The English Heritage site described the richness of architecture in the city. In 18th century, The Liverpool railway commenced its services for locals. The number of Irish migrants were migrated during the famine of 1840 from the region. Great Britain was a major market for cotton to the whole world. In 2014, An International festival was organized under the supervision of Prime Minister Leadership. It was acknowledged as world’s biggest business event

Economy

The location of the city gives her all the advantages. Being situated in the Centre, Liverpool get access from all the nearby cities as they set up their infrastructure there. This is the reason for strong economy of the city. The Liverpool city has one of the largest economies, per capita incomes, GDP’s in the Great Britain. Since 1995, the economy of the Liverpool was strong with GVA 72% from 1995 to 2006. The employment rate rose to 13% between 1998 and 2006. Both the private and public sector grew well in Liverpool region. Near about 60% people engaged in services or tertiary sector such as public administration, banking, finance, health, insurance, and education sectors. Among them banking, finance, and insurance did well and developed more.

Government

Liverpool city administration works on dual system of Mayor and Cabinet. Joe Anderson and Roz Gladden are the present Mayor and Lord Mayor of the region respectively.  They are also looking after the administration work in the Liverpool city region combined authority, The National government unitary authority, the European Parliament when functions of Merseyside county council was put off and it rose to district borough level . Departments such as Fire Brigade, Police, and rescue services manages at the country level.

Sports

Liverpool city is the most successful city in terms of the Football talent and championship. Both the clubs Liverpool F.C and Everton F.C have won several titles and championship. Wayne Rooney is the most followed football player of the Liverpool F.C. the other prominent sport of the region is boxing. The World’s most famous Steeplechase is being held at Aintree. It held in the month of April every year. Golf and Greyhound racing also played with same zeal in the region.