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BCS Project Management Short Course including Exam

BCS IS Project Management Foundation Certification

The Project Management short course is specially designed for IT-related projects and covers the principles of project management, including project planning, monitoring and control, change control and configuration management, effort estimation, quality and risk management and communication between project stakeholders. It is a foundation-level course for IT and IS project management discipline.

This Project Management short course is ideal for individuals looking to start or advance their career in IT project management through a worldwide recognised qualification by the British Computer Society BCS.

The course explains the various risks which are associated with an IT project within the scope of project management.  This course illustrates the different types of testing that a project undergoes.

This certification is a key requirement for the following jobs:

  • Business Managers
  • Business Change Managers
  • Project Managers and other IT Service Management related jobs

No pre-requisites for this course

Candidates can achieve this certification by passing the following exam(s).

  1. ISEB-PM1: Foundation Certificate in Project Management

The certification exam can be registered and attempted within 3 months of course/module completion at Logitrain training centre on weekdays during normal business hours (excludes public holidays)

Course material included

  • Project management
  • Project planning
  • Monitoring and control
  • Change Control
  • Configuration management
  • Effort estimation
  • Quality and Risk management

This course is likely to add to the employment related skills of the participants. The skills developed are likely to be used in the course of being an employee or working in a business.

  • Business Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Change Managers
  • Other IT Service Management Roles
  • Understanding term Project and importance of Project Management
  • System life cycles and variations on conventional project life cycle
  • Implementation strategies
  • Importance and Types of Key Project Documentation
  • Types of planning documentation
  • Post Implementation Review
  • Project deliverables and intermediate products
  • Work and product breakdowns
  • Product definition, Relationship between products and activities in a project
  • Check points and milestones
  • Lapsed time calculation and effort estimation activities
  • Calculation of earliest and latest start and end dates of activities and resulting float
  • Identification and significance of critical paths
  • Resource allocation, smoothing and levelling
  • Resource histograms
  • Work schedules and Gantt charts
  • The project control life cycle
  • The nature of, and the purposes for which, information is gathered
  • Collecting progress information
  • Presenting progress information
  • The reporting cycle
  • Corrective action
  • Reasons for change and configuration management
  • Configuration management
  • Definitions of quality term
  • Quality control versus quality assurance
  • Defining quality: definition and measurement
  • Detection of defects during the project life cycle
  • Quality procedures: entry, process and exit requirements
  • Defect removal processes, including testing and reviews
  • Types of testing
  • The inspection process, peer reviews
  • Principles of IS0 9001:2000 quality management systems
  •  Supplier evaluation
  • Effects of over and under-estimating
  • Effort versus duration; relationship between effort and cost
  • Estimates versus targets
  • Use of expert judgement
  • The Delphi approach
  • Top-down estimating
  • Bottom up approaches to estimating
  • Use of analogy in estimating
  • Definition of the term ‘risk’, components of risk: risk events, probability, impact
  • Categories of risk
  • Identification and prioritization of risk
  • Assessment of risk exposure Risk responses and
  • Typical risks associated with information systems development
  • Assessment of the costs/benefits of risk reduction activities
  • Maintenance of risk registers and risk logs
  • Relationship between programmes and projects
  • Identifying stakeholders and their concerns
  • The project sponsor
  • Establishment of the project authority
  • Membership of project board/steering committee
  • Roles and responsibilities of key players in project
  • Desirable characteristics of project manager
  • Role of project support office
  • The project team and matrix management
  • Reporting structures and responsibilities
  • Management styles and communication
  • Team building
  • Team dynamics
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