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Managing Successful Programmes Foundation - including exam

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Course Code MSPF

Duration 3 days

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course provides participants with a thorough understanding of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) programme management methodology, providing the skills needed to confidently use MSP to manage programmes in line with strategic aims of a business and its day to day running.

Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of using MSP, the course includes a relevant, modern case study to help delegates to understand how to apply the MSP way of managing programmes in the real world. There is also plenty of opportunity for delegates to present their exercise results and discuss them with the rest of the class, thus gaining further knowledge from many different points of view in many different industries.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is aimed at Programme Managers, Business Change Managers, Account Managers, Project Managers, Project Directors, Business Strategists and Consultants.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles and structure of MSP
  • Understand the benefits of a structured method in a changing environment
  • Explain the MSP process model
  • Understand the MSP themes
  • Create a Programme brief
  • Create a Programme organisation structure
  • Engage with stakeholders at all levels
  • Understand the vision and the blueprint and how they can be applied to the best advantage
  • Apply progress control mechanisms
  • Appreciate the principles of programme level quality and Risk Management
  • Realise the importance of configuration management
  • Run MSP for differing environments
  • Apply the theory of MSP to different programme scenarios

COURSE PREREQUISITES

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Delegates should ideally have experience of managing or working in programmes prior to attending. Knowledge of the PRINCE2® project management method is advantageous but by no means mandatory, but some exposure to a project management method will aid understanding of how the programme works with these projects.

TEST CERTIFICATION

Recommended preparation for exam(s):

  • Managing Successful Programmes Foundation Exam

Delegates are prepared for the Foundation exam during this course. A PeopleCert online proctored exam voucher is provided with this course. The voucher is valid for 12 months. The Foundation (closed book) exam consists of 75 multiple choice questions, to be completed within 60 minutes. Candidates must score a minimum of 50%.

COURSE CONTENT

MSP Philosophy and structure:

  • What is a programme and how it differs to both business as usual and project work
  • Relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes and the transformational flow

The 7 MSP Principles:

  • Remaining aligned with corporate strategy
  • Leading change
  • Envisioning and communicating a better future
  • Focusing on benefits and threats to them
  • Adding Value
  • Designing and delivering a coherent capability
  • Learning from experience

The 9 MSP Governance Themes:

  • Organisation
  • Vision
  • Leadership and stakeholder engagement
  • Benefits management
  • Blueprint design and delivery
  • Planning and control
  • The Business case
  • Risks and issue management
  • Quality and assurance management

The 6 MSP Transformational Flow Processes:

  • Identifying a programme
  • Defining a programme
  • Managing the tranche
  • Delivering the capability
  • Realising the benefits
  • Closing a programme

FOLLOW ON COURSES

The following courses are recommended for further study:

  • MSP-P, Managing Successfull Programmes Practitioner

Public Schedule

RRP:  
£1,695 per delegate
Our price:  
£1,525 per delegate

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Note

All prices exclude VAT at 20%.

VAT registration number: 450 4347 14

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