Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation
Programmes and projects are not the same thing
A programme is a temporary structure created to deliver outcomes and benefits related to an organisation's strategic objectives. A programme is likely to last several years, and involve the coordination of many projects and their related change activities.
While a project manager is focused on the delivery of outputs, a programme manager will decide what projects to run and also plan the transition of the new outputs into the business.
Programmes usually last a lot longer than projects and will realise (and measure) the benefits that the project outputs have enabled. If a project is very large and complex then it is usually better to break it up into a programme of smaller projects.
Is this course for you?
MSP is an internationally recognised programme management qualification. Most candidates are either experienced programme managers wanting formal recognition of their skill or those that want to move into programme management, often project managers that want to 'move up' to take on a more strategic role.
We also see people who have been asked to work in a programme, maybe as a Business Change Manager, a Senior Responsible Owner/Sponsor or part of a programme office. They want to know how a programme works and what their responsibilities will be.
MSP Foundation is the first step in the programme management learning journey. It will give you an insight into the many different areas that need to be considered when managing or supporting a programme.
Accreditation / Qualification(s) offered
Successfully passing the exam will result in you being awarded the MSP 5th Edition Foundation qualification.
AXELOS’ certifications are globally recognised and highly sought after by potential employers.
What this course includes
This price includes course and exam registration, course materials, the official 5th Edition Managing Successful Programmes textbook from AXELOS and, on passing the exam, an official MSP Foundation certificate from the examining body, PeopleCert.
Please note both the training and any exam are included in this price.
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- This is a virtual course with a live instructor. It includes interaction and group-work to embed learning. We encourage use of cameras, and have regular breaks to maintain freshness and engagement.
£1,250.00 excl. VAT
- 3 Days
- Small Classes
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- 3 Year Certification
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The Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation course is a 3 day introduction to the world of programme management.
Candidates on this course will learn about the Principles of MSP and the steps in the programme lifecycle. There are also a number of Themes that need to be considered, such as agreeing a vision for the programme and writing a valid business case.
By the end of the course learners will have a better understanding of how to plan and manage the various projects needed to deliver the required outputs, and how to support the business through a potentially stressful change.
The exam is a 60 minute multiple choice paper.
While pre-reading is recommended, the course assumes no previous knowledge or experience.
Completion of this course will give learners the confidence to contribute meaningfully to a programme in whatever role they have been given.
The MSP Foundation qualification is a pre-requisite for the MSP Practitioner qualification, and this is the obvious next step for most learners.
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All prices are per person and exclude VAT.
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"Sue was an excellent trainer and a nice person to be trained by too. Clearly has a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of not only the course but the whole discipline."
"The use of whiteboards, real time example, breakout room and attempting the questions after every topic was really helpful. The enthusiastic tutor, made the course better."
"The ideas and techniques learned in the course has changed my vision towards project management. It taught me various methods which I can apply in my career. I managed to learn new aspects of management cycle which I was unaware of. The course was very useful to me."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and got a good deal of useful information from it. I have carried out projects throughout my career, and a few years ago took the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ), but carried out projects using my own methods. PRINCE2 is great in that it sets out a methodology for carrying out project management, and is the most widely recognised in the UK. Adding agile was the icing on the cake."
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"The course was interesting and interactive, though a lot of information needed to be crammed in and consumed. Having done an Agile course a few years ago, this course helped to reinforce what was previously learned and put a project management theme to it. The instructor was very knowledgeable and explained the theory very well. The other participants were engaging and helped make the course interesting through the sharing of question and answer sessions to the relationship of past experiences."
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