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

ABOUT Solihull

Solihull is a metropolitan country. It is situated at the west midlands. The region is also the same i.e west midlands. It is area of the London, United Kingdom with population 2 lakh 7 thousand as per 2011 census. It is considered to be the largest town of the metropolitan borough. It also has bulk of 2 lakh 10 thousand people. Solihull is the wealthiest town of the west midlands and one of the wealthiest towns in the outskirts of the London. As per of the famous life of Quality Indices, It is the best place to live in the United Kingdom. The post town is also with the same name but different codes such as B36, B37 and many more. Silhillians are the native people of this region.

History 

Solihull derived from a famous church which was on the top of the hill i.e St Alphege. During heavy rainfall, the mud gets sticky. A number of beautiful historic architectures are found here. There was not much impact of the industrial revolution in this region until 20th century. Due attack of German forces, Neighboring Coventry was the main target. The Airport and local railway lines of Solihull were remains intact. During the beginning of the 19th century, the population of the town was approximately 7.5 thousand. After the demolition of the properties in Mill Lane and nearby areas of Drury Lane, there was construction of the central shopping area known as Mell square and a few more demolition of properties which have its origin about hundred years old. Ramada Jarvis Hotel is constructed in place of the town oldest landmarks, the George.

Governance

It converted from district to municipal borough. After 10 years it merged with the other districts and became Metropolitan Borough. The Present MP is Julian Knight. He belongs to  conservative party of the United Kingdom.

Education

There is a Solihull college which offers various technical and professional courses. The main focus of this college is to provide degrees in Engineering and computer science. Since many years there has not been any application to higher authority for attainment of University status.

Solihull is the oldest school of the Solihull and it was founded in 1560. In 2017, it is 457 years old. There will be £ 80 million investment for the upgradation of the schools. In a period of 7 years, there will be 6 new schools in this region.

Transport

The road is linked with oxford and London region. It is well connected with motorway network. Birmingham Airport also provides service from this region. It is well connected with railway too.

Economy

It is famous for its shopping facilities. The famous Shopping Centre Mell square is also constructed in this town. The famous car brand Land Rover has its production plant in this region.  Pub company Enterprise Inns and mortgage and personal loan provider are others famous headquarters in this district.

Biodiversity

It is rich in bio sphere reserves such as Alcott wood and bills wood. There is also good availability of the water source as river Blythe flows here.

Sports and Events

Solihull Moors is the famous and largest football club followed by this region. The Bees is the famous Rugby team of Solihull. There are several hockey clubs of this district. There is also facility of indoor bowling area. The cycling club of the Solihull gives many best riders of the world. Since 1930, Solihull Carnival has been organized by local authority every year.  

Suburbs

Solihull has many suburbs. These suburbs are Cranmore, Sharmans Cross, Haslucks Green, Lode Health etc. This town also have satellite towns such as Barston, Bickenhill and Eastcote.