Management

MSP® Foundation E-learning (inc exam)

ILX Group

ILX Group

Introduction

This E-Learning version of ‘Managing Successful Programmes’ represents proven Best Practice programme management and is a recognised and accredited framework for successfully delivering large scale, so called, transformational change through a dossier of related projects and related activities to make the change ‘stick’


Summary

About The Course

Whilst not being prescriptive it is very flexible and designed to be adapted to meet the needs of local circumstances. It provides an adaptable route to facilitating change and reaches its ultimate objectives by bringing together the key elements of governance themes, together with transformational flow processes, all underpinned by common sense principles to enable success.

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

What's Included

• 12 months online access to the accredited MSP Foundation course
• Full tutor support plus many additional materials to help put MSP into practice
• MSP Foundation mock exam revision tool
• MSP Process
• 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

• Multiple choice
• 75 questions per paper with 1 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


Requirements


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.

Overview

  • Location: Online
  • Telephone: 0333 443 2894
  • Residential: No
  • Course Title: MSP® Foundation E-learning (inc exam)
  • Duration: 0 Days
  • Cost: £505 (Ex VAT)
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