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Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®)

eLearning: £1,140.00 inc. VAT

Access: eLearning and Online exam for 12 months

Includes: Official eBook (Manual)

Duration: Approx. 24 hours

Pre-Requisites: Previous experience of a Porgramme Management environment and completion of the pre-course workbook and reading

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Course Description:

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) is the de facto standard developed by the UK government for delivering change programmes in the UK.  This course covers the 4th edition version released in August 2011.

Exam Information

MSP Foundation Exam:

  • 60 minute exam duration
  • 70 questions
  • Closed book
  • 35/70 required to pass = 50% pass mark

MSP Practitioner Exam:

  • 2 hours 30 minutes duration
  • 8 questions
  • Open book
  • 40/80 required to pass = 50% pass mark

Throughout the course, interwoven within the delivery of the theory and the practical examples of good practice, there is ongoing support and preparation for the examination.  We provide sample papers and worked exercises using a scenario/case study to help create situations which develop the delegates understanding and recall of the material.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for staff involved in Programme Management roles and wish to gain a qualification, for example:

  • Programme Leader
  • Programme office staff
  • Business Change Managers
  • Business Consultants
  • Operations staff involved in change programmes

Module 1 - Introduction

This section covers:

  • Introduction to MSP: context, history and best practice
  • Programme Management: in context, programme principles, types, impacts and many more
  • Managing Successful Programmes: philosophy, programme management principles and adopting MSP

Module 2 - Organsiation 

This section covers:

  • Context and Characteristics
  • Organisation Structure Information
  • Leadership & Management
  • Cumulative conception of Programme Management
  • Key Programme Roles
  • Programme Struture
  • Intergrating Programme Roles
  • Scaling the Organisation
  • Cross Organisational Programmes

Module 3 - Vision

This section covers:

  • Role of the Vision Statement
  • Developing and Maintaining the Vision Statement
  • Transformational Flow
  • The Key Roles

Module 4 - Stakeholder Engagement

This section covers:

  • Context and Characteristics
  • Stakeholder Cycle
  • Business Change Model
  • Early Engagement
  • 6 Steps of Stakeholder Engagement

Module 5 - Identifying a Programme

This section covers:

  • The Process main activities: inputs, roles, outputs and controls
  • Responsibilities in regards to sponsoring the programme, confirming the mandate, producing the brief and many other stages

Module 6 - Benefits Management

This section covers:

  • Benefits Management overview
  • Benefits Management  Cycle:
  • Identifying benefits
  • Planning for benefits
  • Managing transition and delivery
  • Benefits reviews 

Module 7 - Blueprint

This section covers:

  • Linkage to Vision 
  • Designing the Blueprint
  • Delivering the Blueprint

Module 8 - Planning and Control

This section covers:

  • Developing the Programme Plan
  • Delivering Programme Controls
  • Monitoring and Control Strategy
  • Resource Management Strategy 

Module 9 - Business Case

This section covers:

  • MSP Business Case Overview
  • Business Case role through the lifecycle
  • The Key Roles 

Module 10 - Defining a Programme

This section covers:

  • The Process main activities: inputs, roles, outputs and controls
  • Responsibilities regarding establishing the infrastructure for defining a programme, identifying the stakeholders, developing the blueprints, identifying the tranches and many more

Module 11 - Risk Management

This section covers:

  • MSP Risk Management 
  • Managing Risks in a Programme
  • Risk Management Cycle
  • Issue Management Process

Module 12 - Quality and Assurance

This section covers:

  • MSP Quality & Assurance Overview
  • Quality Management Process Areas
  • Assurance Management Techniques
  • Health Check Process and Framework

Module 13 - Managing the Tranches

This section covers:

  • The Process: Main activities, inputs, roles, outputs and controls
  • Responsibilites regarding establishing the tranche, managing risks and issues, under-taking audits and many more

Module 14 - Delivering the Capability 

This section covers:

  • The Process main activities: inputs, roles, outputs and controls
  • Responsibilites in regards to sponsoring the programme, appointing the SRO and programme board, developing the programmme preparation plan and many more
  • Health Check

Module 15 - Realising the Benefits

This section covers:

  • The Process main activities: inputs, roles, outputs and controls
  • Responsibilites: managing during pre-transition, transition and post-transition

Module 16  - Closing a Programme

This section covers:

  • The Process main activities: inputs, roles, outputs and controls
  • Health Check
  • Responsibilites regarding closing the programme, notifying programme of closure, reviewing the programme and many others

Module 17 - Practitioner  Guide

This section covers:

  • The Practitioner Qualification
  • Question Types
  • Practitioner Questions
  • Time Management

Module 18 - Practitioner Module

This section covers:

  • Syllabus Areas
  • Time Management
  • Practice Questions

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