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MSP: MSP® Managing Successful Programmes Foundation & Practitioner

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Location
Wellington
Christchurch
Nov 2021
1 22
29
Mar 2022
14
Code: MSP
Length: 5 Days
Overview

Learn and understand the MSP guidance thoroughly enough to work effectively with a team involved in the management of a programme.

Delivery format(s)
On-Site
On-Site
On-Demand
On-Demand
Classroom
Classroom
Anywhere
Anywhere
OBJECTIVES

MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) consists of a structured framework for organisations of all sizes and from all sectors to improve practices, offer better services and more effectively prepare for the future.

The MSP Foundation certification introduces the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) method and terminology. Foundation certification ensures you understand the MSP guidance well enough to work in a team to deliver or manage a programme. It confirms that you can act as an informed member of a programme office, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP.

The MSP Practitioner certification is aimed at project managers, business change managers (BCMs), and people working within a Programme Office (PO) or in a specialist or governance position. It demonstrates your ability to understand and apply the MSP principles, governance themes, and transformational flow processes when managing a programme.

This class is also available as On-Demand - 6-month subscription.

PREREQUISITES

There are no pre-requisites for taking MSP 5th edition Foundation class or exam.

The MSP Foundation Certificate is a pre-requisite for individuals wishing to achieve the MSP Practitioner Qualification.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:

  • Be introduced the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Framework
  • Understand how to use Programme Management for successful planning and delivery of such programmes
  • Identify when use the Programme Management framework and approach
  • Appreciate the strategic nature and context of change and what drives such change
  • Recognise the Programme Management environment
  • Work within the principles of Programme Management
  • Apply MSP to real life programmes



WHO SHOULD ATTEND

MSP is appropriate for:

  • Programme managers and aspiring programme managers
  • Project managers/senior project managers
  • Business change managers
  • Those involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including executives and project support
  • Process owners
  • Portfolio management staff
COURSE OUTLINE

MSP Foundation course will span the following major areas:

  • The Programme Organisation
  • Vision
  • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Benefits Management
  • Blueprint Design and Delivery
  • Planning and Control
  • Business Case
  • Risk and Issue Management
  • Quality and Assurance

In addition the MSP Foundation course will also introduce participants to:

  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Managing the Tranches
  • Delivering the Capability
  • Realising the Benefits
  • Closing the Programme

In addition the MSP Practitioner course will also introduce participants to the application of the transformational flow process, in particular:

  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Managing the Tranches
  • Delivering the Capability
  • Realising the Benefits
  • Closing the Programme


Exam Information

Foundation Exam

  • 60 minute, 75 question, Multiple Choice Question Exam held on day 3
  • Note: 70 questions count towards your exam mark; the other 5 are trial questions only and are not scored
  • Closed book
  • Requires 50% (35 marks) pass to attain Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation Certification

It is highly recommended that you spend some time each evening of this course reviewing and consolidating what you’ve learned, to be well prepared for the exam.

Practitioner Exam

  • 2 hour and 30 minute, Objective Testing Exam held on the morning of day 2
  • Open book – MSP Reference Book only
  • 8 scenario-based questions, worth 10 marks each, for a total of 80 marks
  • Requires 50% (40 marks) pass to attain Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner Certification
  • Passing the Foundation Exam is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner Exam

It is highly recommended that you spend some time each evening of this course reviewing and consolidating what you’ve learned, to be well prepared for the exam.

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