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The MSP guidance benefits the organisation and the individual alike.
Upon completion of the course, you will be a more effective member of a programme team, understanding how your role fits into the wider picture, and how you can help contribute more effectively to the realisation of strategically aligned benefits. By helping to correctly manage a programme your organisation can reduce the level of risk involved and protect your investment in change.
The MSP guidance provides you with the framework to effectively manage transformational change, ensuring it’s governance themes and processes are applied appropriately to suit your organisation’s circumstances.
The MSP Foundation e-learning is accredited fully prepares you for the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation examination.
Also included, need to access content on the go? No problem, ILX the global Best Practice learning company, has launched the ‘ILX Player App’ to allow mobile access to a broad range of ILX’s e-Learning courses. A video can be found at the end of this page with the details.
The new App provides users with video content which actively supports online learning across all our ELearning portfolio.
How does the App work? Anybody can download the app for free, and those registered for ILX’s e-Learning courses will be able to access these courses via the App at no extra charge. The App provides a quick and easy access to downloadable video content on tablet or phone devices.
Course content is stored locally on the user device so once it’s downloaded someone can study anywhere without the need for an internet connection. This is ideal for those commuting or located in areas where internet reception may be poor. Users of the App can also switch between devices and pick up the video content where they last left the frame. Progress information and time spent on each session is also sent back to the main ILX portal so that your course progress can monitor and updated.
- 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
- Differences between leadership and management
- Typical programme organisation structures
- Key responsibilities and attributes of the keyprogramme 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
- 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 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
- 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
Who is this course for?
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.
Project Co-ordinator / Suggested course:
APM Fundamentals and or PRINCE2 F. Ave Salary
Junior Project Manager / Suggested course:
PRINCE2 F and P Ave Salary £37k.
Lead Project Manager / Suggested course: The
APM Project Management Qualification Ave Salary
Programme Manager/ Suggested course: MSP
Foundation &Practitioner. Ave Salary £65k
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