MSP®

MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) Foundation & Practitioner

What is it about?

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 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.

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.

How and when can I attend?

This is an intensive 5 day course leading to the MSP Foundation examination on the third day. The multiple choice, closed book exam is 60 minutes and consists of 75 questions. Delegates must obtain a minimum of 50% to pass.

The MSP Practitioner Objective Test Exam (OTE) which takes place on the final day is a multiple choice two and a half hour exam. Delegates are presented with 8 questions. Delegates must obtain 50% out of the 80 available marks. This examination is open-book allowing only for the MSP Guide to be taken into the examination.

Delegates receive the following:

  • Accredited course material
  • Pre-course study material
  • Sample exam questions

The programme management course is delivered with a blend of classroom training interventions and practical syndicate and individual sessions, evening work is also required during the course. 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.

Who should attend?

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

What’s in it for me?

On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Set up and manage programmes
  • Describe and apply programme processes
  • Deliver strategies through programmes
  • Monitor the objectives and benefits of a programme

What can I expect?

This programme management course follows the syllabus set down by the APM Group, including:

  • Governance Themes
  • Organisation
  • Vision
  • Leadership & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Benefits Realisation Management
  • Blueprint Design and Delivery
  • Planning and Control
  • The Business Case
  • Risk Management and Issue Resolution
  • Quality Management
  • Transformational Flow:
    • Identifying a Programme
    • Defining a Programme
    • Managing the Tranches
    • Delivering the Capability
    • Realising the Benefits
    • Closing a Programme

Do I Qualify?

Course delegates must have some experience in a project and programme management environment. Depending on experience, delegates are encouraged to devote at least 30 hours of pre-course studying before attending the course.

All delegates must have successfully completed the MSP Foundation exam before moving on to the Practitioner exam.


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