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Programme & Project Support Office Essentials

  • Price £1,725.00
  • Duration 4 day(s)
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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.


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

Candidates 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:

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

Course Content

Role of PPSO
Programme & Project Organisation Structures
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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