Is this course accredited?
Yes, it is accredited by British Computer Society (BCS)
What is the experience of the Instructor(s) delivering my course?
All of our instructor are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience
What do The Knowledge Academy provide me on the course?
We provide, The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, official certificates and refreshments.
Does the course include exams?
Yes the course includes the exams
What is the structure of the exam?
The BCS Foundation in IS Project Management exam is a written exam
What time shall I arrive at the venue?
Please can you arrive at the venue for 08:45am
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Characteristics of a project
The ‘triple constraint’ of time/cost/quality and the importance of safety
Project and operational responsibilities
Special features of computer projects
Role of the Project Manager
Project success and failure
Stakeholder analysis and management
Defining the objectives and scope of the project
The role of the Client and their responsibilities
Project constraints and resources
Project Initiation Document
The importance of breaking work down
Product breakdown structures
Project and User deliverables
Standard deliverable sets and templates
Product flows and work packages
The concept of dependencies
Key concepts in estimating
Estimating by analogy
Effort and elapsed time estimates
Planning networks and charts
Precedence diagrams and project networks
The critical path and its implications
Gantt charts and resource histograms
Planning at an appropriate level
The use and abuse of planning software
Working in teams
The elements of a good team
Motivation and management style
The roots of motivation at work
Approaches to motivation (Maslow, Herzberg)
The effect of management style
Project risk management
Purpose of risk management
Risk management process
Identifying and assessing risks
Introduction to quantitative risk assessment
Project quality plans
Principles of quality management
The contents of a quality plan
The project plan
Elements of a project plan (schedule, quality, risk)
Contents and structure of a project plan
Project monitoring, reporting and control
The importance of monitoring and control
Allocating personal deliverables
Introduction to earned value analysis
Dealing with non-delivery
Slippage and re-planning – corrective actions
Change control, scope creep and over-engineering
Project sign-off and the need for a controlled close
The project manager
The project manager’s role revisited
Qualities and characteristics of effective project managers
Examination for the BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management
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Google Needs Some New Project Management!
Project management is crucial within any workplace, especially large companies and organisations such as Google. Without the correct amount of project management skills or the right person to act as project manager the company could fail to meet targets, to follow regulations and in fact survive at all.
A project manager is the heart of any successful company or organisation as they ensure the changes which take place, go accordingly along with ensuring all employees are on target.
Project management training courses enable individuals to truly get to grips with project management and how to cope with large institutions and deadlines.
However, one company who have come to the forefront of the media for forgetting to follow regulations and thus demonstrated a lack of good project management is Google. Google has admitted that they did not delete user personal data which was gathered together during surveys in a street view service. This data was thought to have been deleted over 18 months ago now as part of a deal they had signed in back November 2010. However, they have failed to keep their part of the bargain which as a result has caused uproar.
As a result of this Google has been told to give this information to the UK’s information commissioner for forensic analysis. This data was collected for years in over 30 different countries in order to gather information for their mapping service.
Although Google has apologised for their mistake, this ‘mistake’ has led to an investigation across the world along with fines left right and centre. This was not an easy mistake to correct!
Google is a major company who we all know and use every day; even they can make mistakes and this is why it is so vital to have the correct method of project management in working order within all organisations. Project management training is essential in order to become a good, competent project manager.
Project management is no easy role and should not be taken easily. The project management course demonstrates this in a great deal of detail by ensuring its delegates are prepared for the world of project management; which is not an easy one at all!
So, indeed Google did make a mistake, a disastrous one at that. However, if they can, so can you and therefore it is important for the right company to take the right action in order to stay on top of project management. Project management is no easy job; but someone has to do it!