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Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation
Overview   Target Audience     Course Content   Duration and Delivery   Benefits
This programme management course aims to give delegates sufficient knowledge and experience in the principles and processes of programme management to act as a
Programme Manager for a programme or as a member of a programme support office. Programme management is a management approach for bringing together people, activities and information to achieve a significant business change.

A programme is made up of a specific set of related projects identified by an organisation that together will deliver some defined objective, or set of objectives, for the organisation. The objectives, or goals, of the programme are typically at a strategic level so that the organisation can achieve benefits and improvements in its business operation.

There is a close link between programme management and project management (PRINCE2®); because the programme is made up of projects and is only successful if the projects within it succeed. The concept of a programme is that it should deliver more than the 'sum of its parts'. In other words, without programme management, the projects would probably still be able to deliver their particular outcomes but these would not be co-ordinated or integrated into the achievement of a strategic business goal.

MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) represents proven programme management good practice in the successful delivery of transformational change through the application of programme management.

This programme management course conforms to the syllabus for those delegates wishing to gain MSP Foundation level certification.
Target Audience

This Programme Management Course will benefit:

Programme Managers
Members of a Programme Management Board
Project Managers
General Managers
Team Managers & Support Staff
Project Management Consultants
Pre-Requisite Learning

Course delegates must have some experience in a Project Management Environment. Delegates who successfully complete the Foundation exam are encouraged to pursue the MSP® Practitioner Accreditation.

Course Content
This programme management course follows the syllabus set down by the APM Group, including:
Governance Themes
Leadership & Stakeholder Engagement
Benefits Realisation Management
Blueprint Design and Delivery
The Business Case
Risk Management & Issue Resolution
Quality Management
Course Duration & Delivery

This is an intensive three day course leading to the MSP® Foundation Examination. The multiple-choice, closed book exam is 40 minutes & consists of 50 questions. Delegates must obtain 30+ or a minimum of 60% to pass.

Delegates receive a course manual, pre-course study material & sample questions. Depending on experience, delegates are encouraged to devote at least 15 hours of pre-course studying before attending the course. Evening work is also required during the course.

The Programme Management Course is delivered with a blend of classroom training interventions & practical syndicate & individual sessions. Our training partner facilitators are accredited by the APMG.

The Programme Management Course may be delivered at our premises or alternatively we also tailor the course to be delivered in-house with adequate attendees.

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On completion of this MSP® Foundation Course delegates will be able to:
Set up & manage Programmes
Describe & apply Programme Processes
Deliver strategies through Programmes
Monitor the objectives & benefits of a Programme
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