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

ABOUT Worcester

Worcester is a town in Worcestershire, England. It is a non-metropolitan country. It is a junction point for Gloucester and Birmingham. It is a non-metropolitan district. River Severn flows to the west of the town Centre. The Population of the region is nearly 1 lakh. During civil war era, the Battle of Worchester was the last and most deadly war in the region. The famous composer Edward Elgar also belongs to this place. The world oldest newspaper Berrow’s Worchester journal is published here.

History

Roman Ryknild Street was a trading route in New Stone age. During the 3rd century, most of the Worchester area lost to Roman Empire. Some area had become useless because of the silting of Diglis Basin. It also impacted the industrial production. St. Helen’s is the famous church of the region. The major devastation of the town did happen in 1041 after rebellion for taxation. The cloth industry boomed during the medieval era where 10000 population approximately shifted to this industry and ultimately hub for the corporate world. Worcester was the place of war when Charles II tried to regain the territory. Again he lost. Finally, he escaped to France to save his life. Worcester always fought for a parliamentarian form of government. During late 16th century, the Severn’s river banks got burst and it leads to heavy loss of property. During Second World War time, the role of the city was very prominent. It was termed as the safest evacuation route in case of the German forces invade. The Royal Worcester porcelain company puts off its services in 2009. The medical museum ‘’Infirmary’’ is constructed from old wards infrastructure in 2012.

Governance

Till 2007, the conservatives had control over the council. They lost the control after losing by-election seat to the Labour party. Still, they are leading in councillors numbers with 17 seats out of 35. But it has been Worchester city council that is looking after its administration. Robin Walker of the conservative party is the current MP of this region. The local government structure is formed as a non-metropolitan council.

Climate

It has a mild climate with warm summers and mild winters throughout the year. It also encounters with extreme climatic conditions. The floods came in subsequent years. In the year 2009-2011, it encountered with sub-freezing temperatures and massive snowfalls. The average rainfall of this region is below 600 mm.

Demography and religion

The last population census was done in 2001. Most of the population is white and a large section of society follows Christian religion which accounts 79% of the population. 21% of the population does not follow any religion. Others religions have percentage below 2. The minorities include Bangladeshi, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani and others. This small population makes the diverse group of religious people.

Economy

The economy is favourable to many light industries. During the industrial revolution in 18th century, it got pace in the development project. The glove industry is the suitable example which is accelerating at a constant pace. Other are engineering products, machinery tools, sauce industry and shopping centres.

Transportation

The longest path of the Worcester is M5 Motorway that runs to the north-south corridor. The city is situated at junction 6 and junction 7.  A car traveller can easy access to rest of the region. The capital city is just 118 miles far from it. There are two famous stations of the region i.e Worcester Foregate Street and Worcester Shrub Hill. First Midland Red is the main service provider of the city. There are also a few smaller operators. The major airport near to the city is Birmingham Airport. Another important airport is Gloucestershire Airport.