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What are the course objectives?

This course is targeted at imparting knowledge of the MSP® (MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS, and is accredited by APM Group Ltd) methodology. The course introduces delegates to MSP foundation and practitioner and provides coaching and guidance to enable participants to sit the foundation and practitioner examinations. By the end of the course, delegates are familiar with MSP foundation and practitioner processes, techniques and vocabulary, understand their values and are able to implement them.

The course blends formal presentation with practical exercises. Our trainers use their extensive programme management experience to illustrate and put into context the concepts and techniques, to expand on the MSP foundation and practitioner material and ensure delegates' understanding. Time is provided for discussion and clarification on examination techniques. Guided evening study is required, as well as pre-course reading and preparation.

What content is covered?

In advance of the course, you will be provided with a copy of the MSP manual, along with our pre-course study materials and you should plan to do up to eight hours of study on those materials prior to attending the course. Naturally, if you have knowledge and experience of PRINCE2® this time may be lessened for you.

There are two levels of accreditation: Foundation and Practitioner. The course covers the full Foundation and Practitioner syllabus. It is a very intensive course and we have organised the programme to meet the different learning styles of different individuals.

The Foundation syllabus is covered in the first three days, enabling the Foundation exam, a multiple-choice format to be taken at the end of day 3. The final two days is aimed specifically at preparing for, then sitting, the Practitioner exam.

What will participants gain?

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) creates a structured framework for organizations of all sizes and from all sectors to improve practices, offer better services and more effectively prepare for the future.

What are the key topics?

Identifying a programme
Defining a programme
Governing a programme
Managing the portfolio
Managing benefits
Closing a programme
Organisation and leadership
Benefits management
Stakeholder management
Risk management
Planning and control
Business case management
Quality management.

Key facts

Our courses run in-company. Please contact us for further information.

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MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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