The Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) course provides guidance on the principles, processes and tools used to manage Programmes in any environment. It is necessarily less detailed and prescriptive than the equivalent for projects (PRINCE2) and at its highest level, demands much more of the practitioner. With this in mind the course design and breakdown reflects the need for those who wish to gain qualifications in MSP, to demonstrate increasingly higher levels of competence. There are three principal levels which are organised on a flexible basis to suit the different demands of different students.
The course content is based on the official TSO MSP Manual and is delivered by a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and tutorial exercises all of which are bound together by a Programme theme. The course follows the MSP Programme management framework. MSP is the recognised “Best Practice” model for Programme management in the UK.
- Anyone wishing to move into a role within Programmes
- Policy and Strategy developers looking for expert ways to understand policy deployment using outcome influenced delivery methods
- Members of executive management boards responsible for commissioning change management within organisations and appointing senior responsible owners
- Anyone with accountability or steering of projects within specific Programmes
- Anyone with accountability or responsibility for assurance roles
- Management consultants and service providers supporting or working with clients
This course acts as a stepping stone to help any individual coming into Programme Management gain the relevant theory and understanding.
- Assess performance, monitor progress, and realize benefits on a continual basis.
- Apply a common framework of understanding for all programmes.
- Delivery mechanisms for change and the business-as-usual environment and align corporate strategy.
- Focusing on benefits in order to add value
- Encourage feedback in order to refine future strategies based on evidence from programmes.
The Foundation examination requires three days of formal instruction and runs from Monday to Wednesday.
The Practitioner examination requires two days of formal instruction from Wednesday – Thursday. The examination is carried out on Friday morning. Delegates must have achieved a 50% pass in the 40-minute Foundation exam to be eligible to sit the Practitioner exam.
The Foundation & Practitioner Integrated course fee includes the cost of the Foundation and Practitioner examinations and also the official TSO MSP manual.
Delegates must have achieved a pass (50%) in the Foundation exam to be eligible to sit the Practitioner exam.
Introduction & Overview
- Delivering Change
- The Programme management framework
- The difference between Programmes and Projects
- Managing the change process
- Programme Governance Themes
- Benefits realisation management
- Leadership & Stakeholder engagement
- Risk management & Issue resolution
- Programme Monitoring and Control
- Business case management
- Quality Management
- Programme Transformational Flow
- Identifying a Programme
- Defining a Programme
- Managing the Tranches
- Delivering the Capability
- Realising the Benefits
- Closing a Programme
If you are interested, but only in taking the Foundation or Practitioner exam, please contact us on 0117 949 1500 for more information and prices