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

ABOUT Northampton

It is situated on the bank of river Nene, it is 67 miles on the northwest of London.Northampton comes under the region of East Midlands of Northamptonshire country. The Administration headquarters is Northampton guild hall. It is non-metropolitan district administered by two-tier structure government. Mary Markham and Heather Smith are the leaders of their respective councils. Christopher Malpas is the mayor. It has a population of around of 2 lakh 12 thousand. The population rose to many folds in past 9 years.It is also one of the biggest cities of United Kingdom.

History

Since Bronze age, Northampton is the latest colony among all. Earlier people lived at protected areas to save themselves from the attack like Hunsbury hill. The central part of this town was used as a base against Danish armies. The national importance increased after the Norman defeat. Still, it is one of the strategic locations for the present government. The royal residence was demolished and now railway station had been constructed there.

Geography

The division of the town is as suburbs, Council wards, Constituencies and a few more formal areas. There are two parliamentary constituencies i.e Northampton North and Northampton South. One can easily visit nearby places such as Wellingborough, Leicester, and Towcester. It is been administrated into various constituencies, suburban areas and 33 wards for effective implementation of development programs.

Climate

It has maritime climatic conditions such as cool summers and mild winters.The Moulton park weather station has its infrastructure in the University of Northampton which provides an update regarding weather conditions to the locals. Northampton is also among the highest points of the borough. The rainfall is approximately between 600mm and 700 mm.

Ethnicity

The white people are in majority with 1 lakh 80 thousand in numbers followed by Asian, black, mixed and Arbs. The Christian is in the majority with 57% population. There is also number of famous churches for worship.

Economy

The lion’s share of the economy of Northampton is with leather Industries. There are many prominent brands such as Wildsmith Shoes, Edward Green Shoes, Crockett and Jones and a few more. Engineering field also set up its game with leather industry.

Arts and culture

The market square is the biggest attraction of this town. The view of the night got best of all the world. The theatres, libraries, museums, and galleries are others places in the basket.

Education

During 1261, King Henry III gave the authority by a Royal Charter to run the University of Northampton. The University of Northampton gave tough competition to the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford. There were a large number of students who migrated from these universities to the University of Northampton. There was a large number of representatives of its students in the battle of Northampton. It made the King Henry III very anxious. The services of the University put an end in 1265. In the year of 2005, the university in its new form started giving its services in the region.

Transport

Northampton is at the junction point of 16, 15a and 15 of the M1 motorway that connects London with its city. The other major towns of Northampton are connected with A45 and A43. The A14 is providing links with the east and west of the town. It passes through the north side of the region. The airports that are giving their services to the region are Sywell Aerodrome, East Midlands Airport, and Luton Airport. During the time of traffic in services, Birmingham Airport is also used by people of the region in large scale. The bus services are also very appreciated by the people of the town.