Programme and Project Support Office Essentials

Duration: 
4 days
Codes: 
IP-PPE

Overview

This course is aimed at SFIA level 2 and 3 for Programme and Project Support Office in terms of its intellectual content.

The course is based on a one day course with exercises to enable participants to relate the workshop content to their own situation and devise a realistic action plan for applying ideas in the course to their own personal development plans.

On completion delegates will:

  • Understand the key components of Project and Programme Support Office activities and services.
  • Understand how these services support Programmes and Projects in an organisation.
  • Be able to see the bigger picture in providing services to improve Programme and Project support.

Audience

Attendance will be of particular benefit to individuals working in project and/or programme offices supporting the planning, monitoring and control of projects. It will also benefit individuals wishing to establish practical procedures to underpin the management of project undertakings by setting up a programme and/or project support office

Skills Gained

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • appreciate the role of a PPSO
  • understand Programme and Project organisation structures
  • assist with estimating
  • understand planning and assist in the development of plans
  • understand Product Based Planning
  • understand and assist in the development of schedules using Network Diagrams, Gantt Charts and Resource Histograms
  • assist in identifying risks and the management of risks
  • understand the principles of Configuration Management and Change Control
  • assist with the management of programme and project documentation
  • understand the principles of Monitoring, Control and Reporting
  • prepare to successfully sit the BCS PPSO Foundation Certificate

Prerequisites

    Delegates are advised that Photo ID must be brought to the examination (Driving License, Passport and named work ID badges are all acceptable). This is a BCS requirement and delegates will be turned away from the examination if ID is not produced.

Course Outline

On completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Appreciate the role of a PPSO
  • Understand Programme and Project organisation structures
  • Assist with estimating
  • Understand planning and assist in the development of plans
  • Understand Product Based Planning
  • Understand and assist in the development of schedules using Network Diagrams, Gantt Charts and Resource Histograms
  • Assist in identifying risks and the management of risks
  • Understand the principles of Configuration Management and Change Control
  • Assist with the management of programme and project documentation
  • Understand the principles of Monitoring, Control and Reporting

Be prepared to successfully sit the ISEB PPSO Foundation Certificate

Course Outline

  • Role of PPSO
  • Programme & Project Organisation Structures
  • Estimating
  • Planning Overview
  • Product Based Planning
  • Scheduling - Networks
  • Scheduling - Gantt Charts & Resource Histograms
  • Risk Management
  • Change Control & Configuration Management
  • Programme & Project Documentation
  • Monitoring, Control and Reporting

Project Initiation.

Please be aware, this course also provides 28 Hours of Contact Education/Professional Development Units towards PMI PMP certification/re-certification

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite
Onsite1 500 £500 2019-01-18
Onsite
Onsite4 2000 £2000 2019-01-18
Midlands
Birmingham4 2000 £2000 2019-03-04
London
London4 2000 £2000 2019-03-19