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

ABOUT Wokingham

Wokingham meaning ‘Wocca's people's home', situated 6 3 km from London to its West, and having a population of 30,690 is a market town. Wokingham, before 1974 when the local government was reorganized, was a borough. To form the current Wokingham District, it merged in 1974 it merged with Wokingham Rural District. Wokingham achieved the status of a borough in 2007.

Governance:

Northern Wokingham, at one time, was a detached part of Wiltshire that extended into the centre of the town – the area currently occupied by the Norreys, Bean Oak and Dowlesgreen estates. In 1844 it became a part of Berkshire. The then existing parish, in 1894, was divided into rural and urban civil parishes.

The Municipal Corporation Act of 1835 left Wokingham unformed. The Act was reformed in 1883. Due to the Local Government Act 1972, in 1974,  Wokingham and Wokingham Rural District merged to form the non-metropolitan district of Wokingham.  Formed as a unitary authority in 1998, the district has 54 elected councillors presided over by an elected councillor who manages the district and chairs (as a Chairman) all the meetings for a full year. The elections take place in three out of four years for the Chairman Councillor. Since 2002, the Conservative party has been in the seat with a majority. The Shute End is home to the Borough Council Offices in Wokingham.

Topography:

Located on the Emm Brook kin the Loddon Valley in central Berkshire, Wokingham is 33 miles west of central London and between the towns of Reading and Bracknell. Wokingham originally happened to be just a piece of agricultural land on the western front of the Windsor Forest. Wokingham’s soil is rich in loam and has a subsoil of gravel and sand.

The Wokingham town centre is replete with residential areas in almost every direction. The residential areas in the east are home to Dowlesgreen, Norreys, Keephatch and Bean Oak, in the west are Woosehill and  Emmbrook in the northwest. To the south, the areas include Wescott and Eastheath. Other residential areas include Woodcray and Luckley Green which have been present for a long time.

The last 8 decades have seen a lot of development in Wokingham. Dowlesgreen and Woosehill were built on farmland in the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s. Bean Oak was also developed during the same period. Keephatch came to be built in the '90s decade. The Norreys Estate came into existence in the 1960s. The  Norreys Avenue is. however, the oldest residential road having been built in the 1940’s. Norreys Avenue shaped as a horseshoe is located on Norreys Manor (now demolished). Because of this much of the manufactured houses were styled like those belonging to the 1940’s.The road also is home to some brick houses and to three blocks for police residential quarters.

Charities

Wokingham is home to a number of charities helping the needy. The list follows:

  • The Lucas Hospital: It is an almshouse founded in 1663 for helping sixteen elderly men who came here from the neighbouring location.
  • Wokingham United Charities: This charity provides various grants to people who live in the Wokingham area. They help them by getting rid of their poverty, distress and hardship. Besides they also provide shelter to the needy.
  • The Rotary Club of Wokingham: The club form a part of the Rotary International. It’s members take on many activities to raise funds for distributing to the needy whether locally or worldwide.

Churches

  • Wokingham Baptist Church
  • Wokingham Baptist Church
  • St Paul's Church
  • Wokingham Methodist Church
  • Christchurch Wokingham (CofE)
  • Woosehill Community Church
  • Norreys Church
  • Paul's Church (CofE)
  • Kings Church Wokingham
  • All Saints' Church (CofE)

Manors :

  • Evendon's Manor
  • Keep Hatch (demolished)
  • Norreys' Manor now named as Norreys Avenue )