BCS IS Project Management Foundation Certificate - Virtual Classroom

Our BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management helps you to understand the principles of project management and the techniques used to support industry best practice complementary to PRINCE2®.

Once you have passed your Foundation Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of project management, including:

  •    Project planning
  •    Monitoring and control
  •    Change control and configuration management
  •    Effort estimation
  •    Quality and risk management
  •    Communication between project stakeholders

This training course will validate your understanding of the basics of IT project management, to an internationally recognised standard.

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  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Duration: 3 Days
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Join a community of over 575,000 learners
  • Interest-Free Payments
  • Over 4,000 Candidates Placed Into Employment
Course Details

What is the BCS Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management course?

This training course has been designed to help delegates gain a firm understanding of IS project management principles and techniques.

Upon completion of this course, you will understand the tools, techniques, and terminology used to ensure successful management of your IS projects.

This course makes for a great addition for anyone looking to specialise in IT Project Management job roles or wanting to add an IT specialism to their existing project management knowledge.

Who is this course suitable for?  

There are no prerequisites to enrol onto this course, however it would be beneficial to have a basic working knowledge of IT.

Career Opportunities

Typically, graduates of this course will be working in, or working towards a career as a:

  •    IT Project Coordinator - £29k
  •    IT Project Analyst - £46k
  •    IT Project Manager Business Analyst - £47k
  •    IT Project Manager - £51k

(Source: Glassdoor)

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Projects and Project Work

  •    The definition of projects, as opposed to other types of work.
  •    Terms of reference for a project.
  •    The purpose of project planning and control.
  •    The typical activities in a system development life-cycle.
  •    System and project life cycles.
  •    Variations on the conventional project life cycle, such as the use of prototypes or an iterative approach (e.g. the creation and testing of a series of versions of a product that converge on the final deliverable) or incremental approach (i.e. the phased creation and delivery of a series of products to users).

Project Planning

Note: candidates are expected to understand both the product and activity-based approaches to planning

  •    Project deliverables and intermediate products
  •    Work and product breakdowns
  •    Product definitions (including the identification of derived from, and component of relationships between products)
  •    Relationship between products and activities in a project
  •    Check points and milestones
  •    Lapsed time and effort required for activities
  •    Activity networks (using ‘activity on node’ notation)
  •    Calculation of earliest and latest start and end dates of activities and resulting float

Monitoring and Control

  •    The project control life cycle: including planning, monitoring achievement, identifying variances, taking corrective action
  •    The nature of, and the purposes for which, information is gathered
  •    Collecting progress information
  •    Timesheets
  •    Team progress meetings
  •    Error and change reports, etc.
  •    Presenting progress information
  •    Content of progress reports

Change Control and Configuration Management

  •    Reasons for change and configuration management
  •    Change control procedures
  •    Role of change control boards
  •    Generation of change requests
  •    Change request evaluation (e.g. its impact on the business case)
  •    Change request authorisation
  •    Configuration management


  •    Definitions of the term ‘quality’ e.g. ‘fitness for purpose’
  •    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


  •    Effects of over and under-estimating
  •    Effort versus duration; relationship between effort and cost
  •    Estimates versus targets
  •    Use of expert judgement (advantages and disadvantages)
  •    The Delphi approach
  •    Top-down estimating
  •    Identification of size drivers (e.g. function points etc)


  •    Definition of the term ‘risk’; components of risk: risk events (or triggers), probability, impact
  •    Ways of categorising risk, e.g. business versus project
  •    Identification and prioritisation of risk
  •    Assessment of risk exposure (i.e. combining consideration of potential damage and probability of loss)
  •    Risk responses and actions: risk prevention, reduction, acceptance, transfer and contingency planning

Project Communications and Project Organisation

  •    Relationship between programmes and projects
  •    Identifying stakeholders and their concerns
  •    The project sponsor
  •    Establishment of the project authority (e.g. project board, steering committee etc.)
  •    Membership of project board/steering committee
  •    Roles and responsibilities of project board, project manager, stage manager, team leader
  •    Desirable characteristics of project manager
  •    Role of project support office

Exam Details

Type - Multiple choice

Number of questions – 40

Duration - 60 Minutes

Supervised - Yes

Open Book - No

Pass Mark – 26/40 (65%)

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