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Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®)

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.

This course is ideal for staff involved in Programme Management roles and wish to gain a qualification, for example: Programme Managers, Programme Leader, Programme Office staff, Business Change Managers, Business Consultants, Operations staff involved in change programmes and Senior Responsible Owners (SROs).

MSP Foundation eLearning

Price: £550 + VAT
Duration: Approx. 18 hours self-study
Access: 12 months 
Included: 
interactive eLearning with embedded videos, questions with model answers, practical examples of good practice and worked exercises using a scenario/case study to improve your understanding and ability to apply the material.
Online exams, accredited trainer support and official MSP® eBook (digital) manual, sample papers and answers.

Pre-Requisites: previous experience of a Programme Management environment

eLearning:
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MSP Foundation exam:

  • 75 multiple choice questions (5 are trial questions not included in score)
  • 35/70 required to pass = 50% pass mark
  • 60 minute exam duration
  • Closed book

MSP Foundation & Practitioner eLearning

Price: £950 + VAT
D
uration: Approx. 24 hours self-study
Access: 12 months 
Included: interactive eLearning with embedded videos, questions with model answers, practical examples of good practice and worked exercises using a scenario/case study to improve your understanding and ability to apply the material.
Online exams, accredited trainer support and official MSP® eBook (digital) manual, sample papers and answers.

Pre-Requisites: previous experience of a Programme Management environment 

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MSP Practitioner Exam:

  • Objective testing
  • 8 questions per paper
  • 40/80 required to pass = 50% pass mark
  • 150 minutes duration
  • Open book (using official MSP guide only)

MSP In-House


Our in-house option offers the course content to be delivered by one of our accredited trainers, either as virtual event, face to face or via blended learning.  

This option also includes the interactive eLearning resources such as the modules and sample papers.

Contact us via the 'Enquire Now' button below and include the course title within your enquiry.
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Pre-Requisites: previous experience of a Programme Management environment

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In-house, workplace, virtual and eLearning options all use online exams. Online exams are arranged through Aspire Europe; you can sit your exam at home or in the office. You will be monitored by the online invigilator (ProctorU) via a webcam.
P3M Examination options (aspireeurope.com)

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
  • Causes and Effects of Change
  • Managing Successful Programmes: philosophy
  • Programme management principles
  • 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
  • Transformational flow

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
  • Business Change Model
  • Early Engagement
  • 6 Steps of Stakeholder Engagement

Module 5 - Identifying a Programme

This section covers:

  • Overview of the programme brief
  • Roles and Responsibilities in regards to sponsoring the programme, confirming the mandate, producing the brief and many other stages
  • The use of RACI to assign responsibility
  • Activities involved in the process of identifying a programme, including inputs, outputs, controls and roles

Module 6 - Benefits Management

This section covers:

  • Benefits Management Overview
  • Benefits Management Context and Characteristics
  • Benefits Management  Cycle
  • Identifying Benefits
  • Planning for Benefits
  • Managing Transition and Delivery
  • Benefits Reviews 
  • The Key Roles involved

Module 7 - Blueprint

This section covers:

  • Linkage to Vision
  • The use of POTI to design the Blueprint
  • Designing the Blueprint
  • Delivering the Blueprint
  • The Key Roles involved

Module 8 - Planning and Control

This section covers:

  • Developing the Programme Plan
  • Developing the Programme Controls
  • Monitoring and Control Strategy
  • Programme Control Inputs
  • Resource Management Strategy 
  • The Key Roles involved in Planning and Control

Module 9 - Business Case

This section covers:

  • MSP Business Case Overview
  • Context and Characteristics
  • Evolution of the Business Case through the lifecycle
  • Business Case Costs
  • The Key Roles involved in the Business Case

Module 10 - Defining a Programme

This section covers:

  • Main activities in the process of defining a programme: Inputs, Roles, Outputs and Controls 
  • Configuration Management
  • Responsibilities of the SRO, PGM, BCMs and PGO during the process of defining a programme
  • 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 Overview
  • Managing Risks in a Programme
  • Risk Management Cycle
  • Threat Responses
  • Issue Management Process
  • Programme Risk Management Cycle
  • The Key Roles relating to Risk Management

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:

  • Managing the Tranches Overview
  • Main activities in the process of managing the tranches relating to inputs, roles, outputs and controls
  • Responsibilites regarding establishing the tranche, managing risks and issues, under-taking audits and many more
  • Responsibilities of the SRO, Programme Manager, BCMs, Programme Office in the process of managing the tranches

Module 14 - Delivering the Capability 

This section covers:

  • The main activities in the process of delivering the capability: 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
  • Responsibilities of the key roles relating to delivering the capability
  • MSP® Health Check

Module 15 - Realising the Benefits

This section covers:

  • The main activities during the process of realising the benefits: inputs, roles, outputs and controls
  • Responsibilites relating to managing pre-transition, transition and post-transition, assessing readiness for change, initiating transition, measuring benefits and many more
  • Responsibilities of the SRO, PGM, BCM and PGO relating to the process of realising the benefits

Module 16  - Closing a Programme

This section covers:

  • Introduction to closing a programme
  • Main activities in the process of closing a programme: inputs, roles, outputs and controls
  • Responsibilities of key roles relating to closure of a programme
  • MSP® 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: Scenario Booklet and Question & Answer Interface
  • Question Types
  • Practitioner Questions
  • Time Management

Module 18 - Practitioner Module

This section covers:

  • Syllabus Areas
  • Time Management
  • Practice Questions

For any further enquires for this course, fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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