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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner E-learning (inc exams)

ILX Group

ILX Group

Introduction

This fully accredited, online course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the scope, content and structure of the MSP method and prepares you for both the MSP Foundation and Practitioner examinations. The course combines interactive multimedia training, practical exercises, mock exam simulators and paper based exercises; all the training and materials you need to attain both the Foundation and Practitioner qualifications in MSP, from wherever you choose to study.


Summary

Course Syllabus

COURSE INTRODUCTION

• Course objectives
• What is MSP?
• The MSP examination requirements

INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

• Changing vs Running the business
• Difference between programme & projects
• The programme environment
• Drivers for change
• Types of programme
• When to use a programme approach

PROCESSES & 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 & STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

• Stakeholder management vs Engagement
• Stakeholder analysis - Interests and influence
• Stakeholder engagement strategy
• Programme communications plan

PLANNING & 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

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

BLUEPRINT DESIGN & DELIVERY

• The POTI model
• Intermediate and final future states
• Areas of focus

RISK & 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 & ASSURANCE MANAGEMENT

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

MOCK EXAM SIMULATOR

• Randomised MSP Foundation level exam questions

MSP Practitioner

STREAM 1

• Introduction to MSP Practitioner
• MSP process model walkthrough
• Governance & principles
• MSP programme scenario
• Programme organisation simulation
• Business case simulation
• Risk management simulation
• Benefits mapping simulation
• Creating a blueprint simulation
• Quality management simulation
• Planning and control simulation
• Exercises

STREAM 2

• Exam technique
• Marking up the MSP manual
• Practitioner exam simulator
• Practice exam papers

Also includes...

• Comprehensive course notes
• Training guide
• Guide to the exam
• Full technical support

What's Included

• 12 months online access to the accredited MSP Foundation and Practitioner course
• Full tutor support plus many additional materials to help put MSP into practice
• MSP Foundation and Practitioner mock exam revision tool
• MSP Process map
• Online exam with remote invigilation

Please note: A Back up CD is available as an optional extra for this product and run in line with the course license period. CDs are non-transferable and can only be used by the registered delegate.

Accreditations

Foundation

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

Practitioner

• Objective testing
• Eight questions per paper,
• 80 marks available in total
• 40 marks required to pass – 50%
• Two-and-a-half hours duration
• Open-book (only the MSP guide is allowed)


Requirements


Newly appointed Programme Managers who may have a background in managing project 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

Overview

  • Location: Online
  • Telephone: 0333 443 2894
  • Residential: No
  • Course Title: MSP® Foundation & Practitioner E-learning (inc exams)
  • Duration: 0 Days
  • Cost: £1100 (Ex VAT)
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