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MSP5P: MSP® Practitioner, 5th edition

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Location
Auckland
Oct 2021
21
Code: MSP5P
Length: 2 Days
Overview

A practical opportunity to consolidate understanding of the MSP method, including its structure, processes and themes.

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 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.

PREREQUISITES

You must hold the MSP 5th Edition Foundation qualification in order to satisfy the prerequisite requirement for the MSP 5th Edition Practitioner exam.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Understand how to apply the MSP principles in context
  • Understand how to apply and tailor relevant aspects of the MSP themes in context
  • Understand how to apply and tailor relevant aspects of the MSP processes in context
WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The MSP Practitioner course module 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

Module 1: Justification

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Programme Mandate
  • Funding Approach
  • Programme Brief
  • Business Case
  • Measures of Benefit
  • Financial Planning
  • Programme Costs
  • Focus of the Key Roles for the Theme

Module 2: Deliver the Capabilities 

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Manage the Tranche
  • Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes in This Process

Module 3: Structure

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Delivery Approach
  • Establishing the Appropriate Pace
  • Delivery Planning
  • Multimodal Delivery
  • Dependencies
  • Benefits Realisation Planning
  • Resourcing Approach
  • Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Focus of Key Roles for the Theme

Module 4: Assurance

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Assurance Approach
  • Assurance at Multiple Levels
  • Assurance Planning
  • Drivers for Assurance
  • Assurance Success Factors
  • Focus of Key Roles for the Theme

Module 5: Embed the Outcomes

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes in this Process

Module 6: Knowledge

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Knowledge and Learning Approach
  • Knowledge Management
  • Ensuring Lessons are Learned
  • Information Approach
  • Information Management
  • Focus of Key Roles for the Theme

Module 7: Evaluate New Information

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes in this Process

Module 8: Decisions

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Decision-making Approach
  • Decision Making Hierarchy
  • Issue Resolution Approach
  • Risk Response Approach
  • Risk Response Options
  • Data-Gathering and Reporting
  • Options Analysis
  • Focus of Key Roles for the Theme

Module 9: Close the Programme

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes in this Process


Exam Information

  • 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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