Showing posts with label self study. Show all posts
Showing posts with label self study. Show all posts

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Complete our classroom based learning vs self-study survey for your chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher



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Failure is not an option T ShirtWant the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher, or one of fifteen "Failure is not an option" t-shirts?

Here's how:

  1. Go to www.firebrandtraining.co.uk/survey
  2. Fill out our short two question survey on classroom based learning vs. self-study.
  3. Include your name and email address at the end of the survey (this is how we will contact the winner).


And your done... 

Upon completion of the survey you will be entered into the draw to win one of the sixteen prizes mentioned above.

Outlined below are the terms and conditions which are also available on the survey page:

  1. The prize draw is open to all respondents that provide their name and email address, and complete the survey before Friday 16 November 2013 at 11:59pm (GMT). The draw will be held by Firebrand Training the week commencing Monday 18 November 2013, and only the winners will be notified via email - by the end of November.
  2. Prizes are as stated and there is no cash alternative. Firebrand training reserve the right to substitute a prize of equivalent or greater value (if this is necessary for any reasons).
  3. Firebrand Training cannot be held responsible for prizes which are lost or delayed.
  4. In all matters Firebrand Training’s decisions are final. Entries that do not comply in full with these rules will be disqualified.


Note: The email address entered in this survey will not be shared with any third party.


About the Author

As part of Firebrand's global marketing team, Edward actively works to serve the IT community with news, reviews and technical how to guides. Working in the Industry for almost 3 years years, Edward has a wide variety of experience with Microsoft Technologies including SharePoint and Windows Server and Exchnage Server. Edward is an active member of the IT community contributing to a variety of tech publications including Microsoft TechNet, Channel Pro and PC Advisor among others.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Learn PMP for Free - 7. Project Cost Management



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Happy Monday, there's nothing quite like getting the latest installment of our free PMP self-study course to get you all motivated for the week ahead. Except of course a massive coffee injection, and the certain knowledge that if you survive this day, there are only 4 more days till the weekend.

On a brighter note, having worked through last weeks Project Time Management module you should have gleaned vital knowledge in building a series of processes and outputs focused on completing a project on time and to budget. 

This week we will take a look into the world of project cost management.



What is Project Cost Management?                                                                     

Put simply, it is the process of estimating, budgeting and controlling costs which allow a project to be completed in line with a pre-approved budget. 

Project cost management is closely linked to project time and project scope management with each having an affect on the other. For example, a project that is not delivered on time, or to the WBS is likely to affect the overall spend of a project affecting overall cost. 

It is therefore vital to have an understanding of scope, time and cost management in order to successfully deliver your project.


What is covered in Project Cost Management?                                                   


In this section you will work through the following modules:


Get to grips with establishing policies, procedures and documentation that dictates the planning, managing, expending and controlling of project costs. 


Understand how to develop an estimate of the financial resources required to complete project activities.


Work through the process of aggregating the estimated costs of individual activities or work packages to establish an authorised cost baseline.


Learn all about how to monitor the status of a project, whilst updating costs and managing changes to the cost baseline of a project.


What next?                                                                                                          

Follow us on Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter so you can keep up to speed on all the latest releases for Learn. 

Check our social channels on the following dates for the latest content:

8. Project Quality Management - Monday 14th October

9. Project HR Management - Monday 21st October

10. Project Communications Management - Monday 28th October

11. Project Risk Management - Monday 4th November

12. Procurement Management - Monday 11th November

13. Stakeholder Management - Monday 18th November

About the Author                                                                                                

Edward is a member of the Marketing team focussing on Technical writing and Community Engagement for Firebrand. Working in the Industry for over 2 years, Edward has experience with Microsoft Technologies including SharePoint and Windows Server and Exchnage Server. Edward writes for a variety of Blogs and Publications on all things Technology


Monday, 23 September 2013

Learn PMP for Free - 5. Project Scope Management



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Last week Firebrand launched Learn, a brand new self study platform where you can learn PMP for free! The platform is currently in Beta with the introductory chapters and the first module of the PMP course, titled "Project Integration Management", currently available.

This week see's the release of Project Scope Management, the next module within the PMP course. The plan is to then release the remaining course material in modules over the next 8 weeks, with the last module going live on Monday 18th November, 2013. Firebrand then plan to release a range of practice tests, exercises and additional resources to boost learning and help you benchmark exam readiness.  

In this post we will look at what's included in Project Scope Management, as well as future release dates for the remaining modules coming to Learn.


What is Project Scope Management?

In the context of Project Management, Scope has two distinct uses, Project Scope and Product Scope

Scope can be defined as the process of gathering required information to start a project, and involves the features a product needs to meet the requirements of project stakeholders.

According to the PMBOK Guide - Fifth Edition;

Project Scope is:
  • "The work that is performed to deliver a product or service, or result with the specified features and functions."
  • "Completion is measured against the Project Management Plan”, the Project Scope Statement, and its associated WBS (work breakdown structure) and WBS Dictionary."
Product Scope is:
  • "The features and functions that characterize a product or service"


What is covered in Project Scope Management?

In this module of Learn, you will cover the following;

5.1 - Plan Scope Management - Planning
5.2 - Collect Requirements - Requirements documentation, Requirements Management Plan, Requirements Traceability Matrix - Planning
5.3 - Define Scope – a detailed description of the project and product - Planning
5.4 - Create WBS - WBS, WBS Dictionary, Scope Baseline - Planning
5.5 - Validate Scope - Formalizing acceptance of the completed Deliverables and Change Requests - Monitoring and Control
5.6 - Control Scope - Work Performance Measurements, Change Requests, Updates to Organisational Process Assets, Project Management Plan, Project Documents - Monitoring and Control
5. - Project Scope Management - Session Summary


What next?

Follow us on Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter to get the latest announcements for content being released on Learn.

Check our social channels on the following dates for the latest content:

6. Project Time Management - Monday 30th September

7. Project Cost Management - Monday 7th October

8. Project Quality Management - Monday 14th October

9. Project HR Management - Monday 21st October

10. Project Communications Management - Monday 28th October

11. Project Risk Management - Monday 4th November

12. Procurement Management - Monday 11th November

13. Stakeholder Management - Monday 18th November

About the Author
Edward is a member of the Marketing team focussing on Technical writing and Community Engagement for Firebrand. Working in the Industry for over 2 years, Edward has experience with Microsoft Technologies including SharePoint and Windows Server and Exchnage Server. Edward writes for a variety of Blogs and Publications on all things Technology