The BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management course provides the delegates with the basic knowledge of IT Project Management. Enhance your skills to become a professional Business Analyst with Best Practice Training. It provides the delegates with the knowledge regarding the principles of Project Management. It also enriches the delegates knowledge concerning techniques that help to support best practices in the industry that are complementary to other methodologies such as PRINCE2 .
Delegates new to the field of IT learn the tools and techniques of Project Management
Project Planning and Risk Management Covered In Detail
Certified Faculty to help the Delegates
BCS Authorized curriculum
Course Imparted by Globally Known Training Provider
Hands-on sessions included in the course
This course is intended for delegates who are new to the project management discipline, and working within an IT project environment.
Delegates who successfully pass the Foundation Certificate (taken at the end of the course) are able to demonstrate an understanding of project management principles relating to the following areas:
Monitoring and Control
Quality within a project environment
Communication between Stakeholders
The delegates learn the tools required for successful IS project management along with terminology and techniques.
They will also be prepared to sit the exam after the course concludes.
The course as such carries no special prerequisites but is meant for Project Support Personnel and IS Staff.
Photographic evidence is also required to be in possession of the candidates while appearing for the exam. A candidate may not be allowed to sit the exam without a valid id proof.
Differently-abled candidates are given more time as are the candidates who have a different native language than that of the exam.
Projects and Project Work
Projects and Project Management
System and Project life cycles.
Purpose and content of Key Project Documentation.
The use and significance of Discounted Cash Flows as a method of Investment Appraisal.
Post Implementation Review.
Project deliverables and intermediate products.
Work and product breakdowns.
Check-points and Milestones.
Resource Allocation, smoothing and leveling
Work Schedules and Gantt charts.
Monitoring and Control
The Project Control Life-Cycle.
Collecting progress information.
Presenting progress information.
Content of progress reports.
Use of Earned Value Analysis.
The Reporting Cycle.
Reporting structures in projects.
Tolerance and contingency.
Exception Reports and Plans.
Change Control and Configuration management
Reasons for Change and Configuration Management.
Change Control Procedures.
Role of Change Control Boards.
Configuration Items and Product Baselines.
Quality Control Vs. Quality Assurance.
Detection of defects during the project life cycle.
Types of testing.
The inspection process, peer reviews.
Principles of IS0 9001:2000 QMS.
Effects of over and under-estimating.
Effort versus duration; relationship between effort and cost.
Use of expert judgement.
The Delphi approach.
Top-down and bottom-up approaches to estimating.
Use of analogy in estimating.
The risk management process.
Risk responses and actions.
Typical risks associated with information systems development.
Assessment of the costs/benefits of risk reduction activities.
Maintenance of risk registers and risk logs.
Project Communications and Project Organisation
Identifying stakeholders and their concerns.
The project sponsor.
Establishment of the project authority.
Reporting structures and responsibilities.
Desirable characteristics of project manager.
Role of the project support office.
The project team and matrix management.
Management styles and communication.
Team building and team dynamics.
Sample Examination & Exam Technique
Questions are given, from an approved BCS list, following each Learning Session in order to consolidate learning
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