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Course Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation and Practitioner
  • Course Duration5 Days
  • Course Options
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    Fixed content, fixed date, fixed location, fixed length, multiple organisations - All you need to do is choose which course you would like to attend and contact us to book!
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Overview
This five-day course provides participants with a thorough understanding of the internationally recognised and best practice programme management methodology Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), 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.

By the end of this learning, delegates will have the skills to be able to identify and document the vision of a programme, thus aligning it to the strategic aims of the business. They will also be able to coordinate the projects of a programme to ensure the correct application of resources and risk, issue and change management. Delegates will be able to interface the programme with the day to day business to ensure the smooth transition of changes delivered by a programme into business as usual activity and ensure that the benefits that the programme was designed to deliver are achieved.
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. Equally, anyone wishing to attain industry-leading programme management qualifications should attend these courses.
Objectives
    • know facts, terms and concepts relating to each theme
    • understand how each governance theme relates to the principles
    • understand the approach to the treatment of each governance theme
    • appreciate how each governance theme is applied throughout the transformational flow
    • understand the responsibilities involved in each governance theme
    • apply and tailor the relevant aspects of each governance theme to a scenario, when creating or reviewing products or making decisions related to each theme, in any or all of the processes
    • identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of each governance theme throughout a programme scenario
    • practitioner preparation and application of MSP
Pre-course Reading
The success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials. It is recommended that candidates spend 10 hours working through the pre-reading.

Additional work will be required during evenings consisting of consolidation reading, mock examination questions and exercises. This evening work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend 2 hours each evening on these activities.

Delegates will be presented with the official MSP manual: 'Managing Successful Programmes' on the first day of the course.
Certification
All delegates will sit the MSP foundation and practitioner examination during the course. The MSP Foundation exam consists of:
75 multiple choice questions
1 hour
Closed-book
Candidates require a minimum of 35 correct answers (50%) to pass.

The MSP Practitioner examination takes place at the end of the course, usually on the morning of the last day. The MSP Practitioner exam consists of:
8 questions, each worth 10 marks each. Total of 80 marks
'Objective Test Examination' format - a style of complex multiple-choice examination.
2.5 hours duration
Delegates may use their official MSP manual: 'Managing Successful Programmes' only
Candidates require a minimum of 40 marks (50%) to pass

Please note that candidates must pass the foundation exam before attempting the practitioner exam and by successfully passing the practitioner exam, delegates attain 'Registered Practitioner' status.

The APMG issue e-certificates on successful completion of your examination(s). Should you want to obtain a paper certificate this can be purchased direct from the APMG.

You must bring signed photo ID with you on any APMG exam (passport, driving licence, student card) as you will be asked to produce it by the invigilator prior to the exam. You must also be familiar with the APMG Terms and Conditions of Certification which can be found here on the APMG International website. Online Registration for all APMG courses
What's included
    • For courses held on our premises, complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are available. Lunch is not provided, however, there is a wide variety of eateries within a short walk of the centre.
    • Comprehensive course materials and exercises
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
      Business case
      Risk 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

 

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IT Training Solutions Ltd
Oakville, 14 Durham Road West, Bowburn, Durham, DH6 5AU
0191 377 8377
ittrainingsolutions.co.uk

Printed: 20 Mar 19

 

 

 

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