Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation

£250.00

Price is per online user of this course. Applicable VAT will be added.

Managing Successful Programmes is a framework for successfully delivering large-scale, transformational change through a dossier of related projects and related activities. It is proven best-practice programme management that helps to make change ‘stick’.

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Description

Course Overview

Course introduction

  • Course objectives
  • What is MSP?
  • The MSP examination requirements

Introduction to programme management

  • Changing vs running the business
  • Difference between programmes and projects
  • The programme environment
  • Drivers for change
  • Types of programme
  • When to use a programme approach

Processes and programme information

  • Sequence of processes in the programme lifecycle (‘transformational flow’)
  • Key inputs and outputs of each process
  • Purpose of each process
  • Key activities associated with each process

Programme organisation

  • Differences between leadership and management
  • Typical programme organisation structures
  • Key responsibilities and attributes of the key programme roles
  • Functions of a programme office

Leadership and stakeholder engagement

  • Stakeholder management vs engagement
  • Stakeholder analysis – interests and influence
  • Stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Programme communications plan

Planning and control

  • Development of a programme plan and projects dossier
  • Tranches vs workstreams
  • Dependency types and priorities
  • Controlling projects and transition
  • Resource management
  • Monitoring and control strategy

The business case

  • Programme mandate and the outline business case
  • Business case in the transformational flow
  • Elements of the business case
  • Areas of focus of the key MSP roles

Benefits 

  • Importance to programme management
  • The benefits management cycle
  • Benefits identification and categorisation
  • Benefit mapping and profiling
  • Benefits management strategy and realisation plan
  • Areas of focus

Vision

  • Vision statement development
  • Characteristics of a good vision statement
  • Areas of focus

Blueprint design and delivery

  • The POTI model
  • Intermediate and final future states
  • Areas of focus

Risk and issue management

  • Purpose of risk management strategy and issue management strategy
  • Risk management cycle
  • Programme and project level risk escalation
  • Issue management cycle
  • Configuration management
  • Change control
  • Areas of focus

Quality and assurance management 

  • Quality versus assurance
  • Scope of programme quality
  • Integrated assurance principles
  • Assurance management techniques

Mock exam simulatior

  • Randomised MSP Foundation level exam questions

Target Audience

  • Newly appointed programme managers who may have a background in managing projects but have not previously operated in a transformational change environment
  • Senior managers who will ‘sponsor’ the change, or perhaps be held accountable for its success
  • Operational managers charged with embedding the change in their area
  • Operational staff undertaking a role in the programme or related projects
  • Programme office staff (PMO) wishing to build upon their project management knowledge
  • Experienced project managers
  • Those seeking a professional qualification in programme management.

Benefits

The MSP guidance benefits the organisation and the individual alike.

  • Upon completion of the course, you will be a more effective member of a programme team, understanding how your role fits into the wider picture, and how you can help contribute more effectively to the realisation of strategically aligned benefits
  • By helping to correctly manage a programme your organisation can reduce the level of risk involved and protect your investment in change. The MSP guidance provides you with the framework to effectively manage transformational change, ensuring it’s governance themes and processes are applied appropriately to suit your organisation’s circumstances
  • The MSP Foundation e-learning is accredited fully prepares you for the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation examination.

Exam Details

The MSP Foundation exam can be taken by remote proctor.  The exam is taken online, using a webcam, microphone and a stable internet connection.  At the agreed time candidates connect with a proctor who will invigilate their exam live.  The cost for this exam is an additional £200.

Discounts

For multiple purchase discounts or to find out if discounts are available on mixed course purchases please phone a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218.

Payment Options

The most straight forward method of payment is to select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email enquiries@elearningmarketplace.co.uk.

Additional information

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Available for immediate enrolment

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