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Programme and Project Support Office Essentials

Location Manchester
Price ex. VAT 2235 GBP
Start Date 01 October 2019

Course type Performance
Course code PPSO
Duration 4 Days

Programme and Project Support roles are becoming increasingly pivotal in their overall contribution to Programme and Project Management. For many years, the Project Management professionals who undertake these roles have been overlooked in terms of career development.

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

Target Audience:

This course is recommended for those currently working in a PPSO or who plan to do so and who currently work in an IS environment.

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.

Delegates will learn how to

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

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


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