MSP® Foundation, e-læring

Managing Successful Programmes is a framework for successfully delivering large-scale, transformational change through a dossier of related projects and related activities. It is proven best-practice programme management that helps to make change ‘stick’.

Whats covered?

Course introduction
- Course objectives
- What is MSP?
- The MSP examination requirements

Introduction to programme management
- Changing vs running the business
- Difference between programmes and projects
- The programme environment
- Drivers for change
- Types of programme
-When to use a programme approach

Processes and programme information
- Sequence of processes in the programme lifecycle (‘transformational flow’)
- Key inputs and outputs of each process
. Purpose of each process
- Key activities associated with each process

Programme organisation

-Differences between leadership and management
-Typical programme organisation structures
- Key responsibilities and attributes of the key programme roles
- Functions of a programme office

Leadership and stakeholder engagement
- Stakeholder management vs engagement
- Stakeholder analysis - interests and influence
- Stakeholder engagement strategy
- Programme communications plan

Planning and control
- Development of a programme plan and projects dossier
- Tranches vs workstreams
- Dependency types and priorities
- Controlling projects and transition
- Resource management
- Monitoring and control strategy

The business case
- Programme mandate and the outline business case
-Business case in the transformational flow
- Elements of the business case
- Areas of focus of the key MSP roles

Benefits management
- Importance to programme management
- The benefits management cycle
- Benefits identification and categorisation
- Benefit mapping and profiling
- Benefits management strategy and realisation plan
- Areas of focus

- Vision statement development
- Characteristics of a good vision statement
- Areas of focus

Blueprint design and delivery
- The POTI model
- Intermediate and final future states
- Areas of focus

Risk and issue management
- Purpose of risk management strategy and issue management strategy
- Risk management cycle
- Programme and project level risk escalation
- Issue management cycle
- Configuration management
- Change control
- Areas of focus

Quality and assurance management
- Quality versus assurance
- Scope of programme quality
- Integrated assurance principles
- Assurance management techniques

Mock exam simulator
- Randomised MSP Foundation level exam questions

Target audience

The course is aimed at anyone who aims wants to achieve the MSP Foundation-level qualification.

-Newly appointed programme managers who may have a background in managing projects but have not previously operated in a transformational change environment
-Senior managers who will ‘sponsor’ the change, or perhaps be held accountable for its success
-Operational managers charged with embedding the change in their area
-Operational staff undertaking a role in the programme or related projects
-Programme office staff (PMO) wishing to build upon their project management knowledge
-Experienced project managers
-Those seeking a professional qualification in programme management.

Exam format

- Multiple choice
- 75 questions per paper with one mark available per question
- 5 questions to be trial and not counted in scores
- 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) – 50%
- 60 minutes duration
- Closed book
- Online proctor

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Heidi Strømme Jacobsen

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