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MSP® - Managing Successful Programmes

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MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) is a best-practice guide to Programme Management developed by the UK Office of Government Commerce. MSP represents proven programme management best practice in the successful delivery of transformational change.

What is MSP?

MSP ( Managing Successful Programmes ) is a best-practice guide to Programme Management developed by the UK Office of Government Commerce. MSP represents proven programme management best practice in the successful delivery of transformational change.

The MSP framework comprises a set of principles, governance, themes, and processes with a level of flexibility designed to be adapted to meet the needs of individual programmes. Adopting a programme management approach such as MSP provides structure to help organisations avoid common pitfalls and achieve their goals.

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Course Outcomes

The MSP ( Managing Successful Programmes ) Foundation and Practitioner Course is a fully accredited programme management framework intended for programmes of all sizes, varying complexities, and in both the private and public sectors.

Upon course completion, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the purpose, scope, and benefits of structured programme management
  • Explain how to effectively manage a programme
  • Describe the benefits of approaching programme management differently from project management

Benefits

Benefits to the Individual

  • Improved career prospects through a globally-recognised certification
  • With sufficient practice and review, the participants should be able to apply MSP to their own programme management environment

 

Benefits to the Organisation

  • Enhanced competence of Senior Project Managers/Programme Managers who will be able to deliver programmes more successfully
  • Greater understanding by Senior/Executive Managers of what it takes to manage a programme
  • Ensure project outputs align to the realisation of benefits and achievement of strategic objectives

Recommended for

While there are no formal prerequisites, participants will benefit greatly if they have worked in a programme environment and have a good understanding of project management.

  • Programme Managers
  • Senior Project Managers
  • Portfolio and Programme Management Office Managers
  • Business Change Managers
  • Managers from other disciplines wishing to develop an understanding of programme management

Certification Levels

Foundation level
Delivered over three days, the MSP ( Managing Successful Programmes )  Foundation Course is a blend of course participation, audio-visual presentations, and case studies. Evening work and study is required.

Practitioner level
Delivered over two days, the MSP ( Managing Successful Programmes )  Practitioner Course is the practical extension of the Foundation course. Participants are challenged to apply their learning while revising Foundation course topics and preparing for a comprehensive, scenario-based exam.

Course Content

  • Overview of Programme Management
  • MSP Principles
  • Organisation Theme
  • Vision Theme
  • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement Theme
  • Benefits Realisation Management Theme
  • Blueprint Design and Delivery Theme
  • Planning and Control Theme
  • Business Case Theme
  • Risks and Issue Management Theme
  • Quality Management Theme
  • Transformational Flow
  • Complete the Foundation Exam

Course Includes

  • Professional Delivery by an Accredited MetaPM MSP Training Consultant
  • MSP Manual: Managing Successful Programmes
  • MetaPM MSP  Foundation Course notes
  • MetaPM MSP Process Chart
  • Refreshments
  • 12 months free membership to the pm4success website with multiple MSP support articles and tools (after passing the Foundation exam)
  • Successful Practitioner exam candidates receive a Registered Practitioner certificate from the Accrediting Body and are listed on the APM Group website as MSP Registered Practitioners

Course Delivery

Our MSP ( Managing Successful Programmes )  courses are delivered publicly around Australia, and can be tailored for in-house delivery at your organisation for groups of 6 or more.

To enquire about in-house courses please contact Melanie Holland, Practice Director – MetaPM Learning, on 1800 800 436 or email mholland@metapm.com.au .

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