Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation — A 3 day course
This three-day course provides participants with a thorough understanding of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) programme management methodology, providing the skills needed to confidently use MSP to manage programmes in line with strategic aims of a business and its day to day running.
Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of using MSP, the course includes a relevant, modern case study to help delegates to understand how to apply the MSP way of managing programmes in the real world.
There is also plenty of opportunity to present their exercise results and discuss them with the rest of the class, thus gaining further knowledge from many different points of view in many different industries.
This course will enable participants to:
- Understand the principles and structure of MSP
- Understand the benefits of a structured method in a changing environment
- Explain the MSP process model
- Understand the MSP themes
- Create a Programme brief
- Create a Programme organisation structure
- Engage with stakeholders at all levels
- Understand the vision and the blueprint and how they can be applied to the best advantage
- Apply progress control mechanisms
- Appreciate the principles of programme level quality and risk Management
- Realise the importance of configuration management
- Run MSP for differing environments
- Apply the theory of MSP to different programme scenarios
MSP Philosophy and structure
- What is a programme and how it differs to both business as usual and project work
- Relationship between the MSP Principles, Governance Themes and the Transformational Flow
The 7 MSP Principles
- Remaining aligned with corporate strategy
- Leading change
- Envisioning and communicating a better future
- Focusing on benefits and threats to them
- Adding Value
- Designing and delivering a coherent capability
- Learning from experience
The 9 MSP Governance Themes
- Leadership and stakeholder engagement
- Benefits management
- Blueprint design and delivery
- Planning and control
- The Business case
- Risks and issue management
- Quality and assurance management
The 6 MSP Transformational Flow Processes
- Identifying a programme
- Defining a programme
- Managing the tranche
- Delivering the capability
- Realising the benefits
- Closing a programme
Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices
Birmingham — £995 (+VAT)
Bristol — £995 (+VAT)
Edinburgh — £995 (+VAT)
Glasgow — £995 (+VAT)
Leeds — £995 (+VAT)
London — £995 (+VAT)
Manchester — £995 (+VAT)
Newcastle — £995 (+VAT)
Nottingham — £995 (+VAT)
Reading — £995 (+VAT)
Any organisation or individual seeing the need for a controlled approach to managing programmes.
This course is designed for practising programme managers, programme directors, programme office staff, change managers and auditors, who wish to gain formal recognition of their skills by taking the MSP Foundation examination.
Delegates should ideally have experience of managing or working in programmes prior to attending. Knowledge of the PRINCE2® project management method is advantageous but by no means mandatory, but some exposure to a project management method will aid understanding of how the programme works with these projects.
Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading two weeks prior to attending the course by email. The success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials. If you have not received your pre-reading material within one week of the start of your course please contact us.
Additional work will be required during evenings consisting of consolidation reading, mock examination questions and exercises. This evening work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend 2 hours each evening on these activities.
Delegates can sit the MSP Foundation examination at the end of the third day of the course.
This is a one hour, 70 question multiple-choice (although there are also an additional 5 trial questions on each paper), closed book examination testing the delegate's knowledge of MSP theory.
You will need to achieve a score of at least 35 correct answers (50%) to pass.