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

ABOUT Preston

Preston, Lancashire is situated at the north bank of Ribble river, It comes under the jurisdictional area of Lancashire, northwest of England. It got the status of a city in 2002. According to 2011 census. It has a population of 1 lakh 23 thousand. Some past actions of Preston provide a sign of Romans presence like the roman built road which headed to a camp at Walton-le-Dale. Flemish weavers helped in the expansion of the textile business. During 18thcentury, it was recognised as a pretty town by Edmund Calamy. It is also a birthplace of Sir Richard Arkwright who discovered rotating frame. It underwent rapid and sudden population and economic growth during the industrial revolution.

History

The Romans built many roads through the centre of today’s Preston. There had been many roads built on the outskirts of the Preston. The tax collection of the town in the 12th century also depicted this town as the wealthiest ones. During a charter of 1179, King Henry II gave the right to organise Guild Merchant. The Process of celebrating this festival is only continued by Preston. The latest was celebrated in 2012. It celebrates after every 20 years of break. The town is located exactly between Glasgow and London. There had been many deadly wars fought on the land of Preston.  A nasty incident of strike where few deaths occurred is also associated with the town.  During the 19th century, the town was transformed from small industrial one to larger one.

Governance

The unparished urban settlement accounts 19 councillors. They have been looking after the administration of the Preston. The Preston and Wyre and Preston North are two Westminster constituencies. The Lancashire county council is looking after the administration of Lancashire and Preston. They also look after development projects and finalising of funds for any projects.

Geography and Climate

The Ribble river is the famous river which flows south of the city. The view is very beautiful of the river and attracts tourists from nearby towns. Cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool are near to it. Preston weather is a moderate nautical type with a very less fluctuation in the day to day weather condition. The official Met Office does time to time updating of climate change for local people. It is located at Moor Park which is 1 mile north of City Centre. The maximum temperature marked in last month of 2010.

Demography

Roman Catholic Christian community has been a dominant community for many years. People have strong faith in Christian religion here. Due to the migration of various communities in this region, the Muslim population is also increased in multifold number like Gujarati Indian descent. 10% population is the atheist who does not follow any religion. ‘PRESTON’ name was taken from the religious town of “priests” which has a strong belief in Christian and Catholic community.

Economy

The British defence aerospace Industry BAE systems main centre is located in Preston. The major aircraft design Headquarter is also located nearby Warton. It is strategically important part of the country as far as security is concerned.

Landmark

A few famous landmarks such as Museums, Parks and natural reserves are Harris museum and art gallery, Broughton cottage museum, Ribble steam railway, Museum of Lancashire, Avenham Park, Ashton Park, Moor Park, Miller Park, Grange valley, Hills and hollows valley and a few more.

Transport

The Preston By-Pass started in 1958, became the first stretch of the United Kingdom. It connects M6 and M55 highways. The main purpose was to ease the traffic of Blackpool and The Lake District. Preston railway has been giving its services since 1838. Five main bus operators such as Preston Bus, Ribble Motor Services etc. serve the region of Preston.