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

ABOUT Wrexham

Wrexham is the largest town in north Wales that had a population of 61,603 as of the 2011 census. The Geographical condition of Wrexham city is near to Lower Dee Valley. The city is also surrounded by Welsh mountains. The city is the hub for Education sector, retail, commerce and Administration too. The Clwyd absorbs a lot of portion of Denbighshire in the mid-1970's.  From 1997 to 2017, it is also a centre of Wrexham County Borough.

Wrexham existed even in the times before Jesus Christ, i.e. somewhere between 8000 – 4300 BC. Excavations have shown that agriculture was the main source of living through the people of Wrexham also had trade relations with the Romans. The Anglo-Saxons rule Wrexham from the 8th to the 10th Century AD.

When Llywelyn ap Gruffudd died in 1282 fighting in the independence struggle, Wrexham fell to the Marcher, a semi-independent lordship of Bromfield and Yale. After this, Wrexham continued to progress through the Middle Ages and in the process it became a centre of exchange for the goods produced in the Dee valley and Denbighshire uplands. Iron and lead were also being mined in Wrexham.

The town became a market town after 1327. As the end of the 14th Century approached, the town pollution started to constitute of different kind of people such as dancers, goldsmiths and other wealthy people who wanted to do business in Wrexham.

Tourism

  • The National Eisteddfod of Wales was held in Wrexham in 2011.

Places to Visit

  • Wales Comic Con: Personalities including actors, artists, writers and sports meet here every year for their fans all around the world.
  • Giles Church: It is the famous Chruch which is one of the seven wonders of Wales. It is considered as the burial place of Elihu Yale.
  • Racecourse Ground: This ground is the oldest international stadium in the world which is home to Wrexham F.C also.
  • Techniquest Glynd?r: This is a famous science discovery centre in the city.
  • Wrexham County Museum – This museum has a local history and is very famous among the citizens.
  • Saith Seren: It is also called “Seven Stars”. This centre provides a multi-purpose environment for the residents. They can have a locally sourced food along with the bar. It also has live entertainment which makes the experience awesome. Meeting rooms are also available for the professionals for business purposes.

Governance

The county council consists of 52 councillors out of which one is elected as Mayor for a year. The constituency of the town elects members to the National Assembly for Wales and UK Parliament. The constituency consists of both city and some nearby villages. Various communities in the town are Rhosddu, Offa, Acton and Caia Park.

Public Services

Wrexham Maelor Hospital is one of the three largest hospitals in North Wales. The hospital contains facilities required to provide effective treatment. It has an arrangement of over 900 beds. Other hospitals include Penley Polish Hospital and Chirk Community.

The major private hospital in the town is Yale hospital with over 25 beds. It is near to the Maelor Hospital. Spire healthcare operate and own this hospital.

The North Wales Police served the city. The Eastern division headquarters is based in the centre of the town.

In case of any fire-related issue, the main fire station of town is located on Croesnewydd Road. It is now combined with Ambulance Service Station. Llangollen and Chirk have local fire stations.

Economy

Earlier the economy of Wrexham's was based on the heavy industry. This was later on overcome by biotechnology, professional services and manufacturing. Among other regions of North Wales, the town leads in the retail sector. The town showed exemplary performance by coming fifth among other cities of the United Kingdom in 2007.