Managing Successful Programmes
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Managing Successful Programmes
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Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) is a methodology that comprises a set of principles and processes for use when managing a programme. A programme is made up of a specific set of projects identified by an organisation that together will deliver some defined objective, or set of objectives, for the organisation. The objectives, or goals, of the programme are typically at a strategic level so that the organisation can achieve benefits and improvements in its business operation.

A programme is made up of a specific set of related projects identified by an organisation that together will deliver some defined objective, or set of objectives, for the organisation. The objectives, or goals, of the programme are typically at a strategic level so that the organisation can achieve benefits and improvements in its business operation. There is a close link between Programme Management and project management because the programme is made up of projects and is only successful if the projects within it succeed. The concept of a programme is that it should deliver more than the ‘sum of its parts’. In other words, without Programme Management, the projects might still be able to deliver their particular outcomes but these would not be co-ordinated or integrated into the achievement of a strategic business goal. AXELOS Ltd owns the best practice guide on Programme Management called Managing Successful Programmes.

Foundation

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

This course includes, but is not limited to:

  • Programme management principles
  • Governance themes
  • Determining if a change warrants a programme approach and whether it is worthwhile doing
  • Benefits management
  • Leadership & stakeholder engagement
  • Risk and issue management
  • Transformational flow processes
  • Identifying & defining a programme
  • Managing the tranches
  • Delivering the capability and realising the benefits
  • Closing a programme

Target Audience

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.

Examination

  • 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
Practitioner

About The Course

Substantial risk is involved in carrying out complex, difficult and often unclear major changes to the way an organisation operates. ‘Managing Successful Programmes’ (MSP) is a principles, governance themes and process based approach founded on Best Practice for use when managing a programme. Programmes are more than just the ‘sum of their parts’, in other words they need to ‘add value’ over their constituent projects. This leads to the inevitable conclusion that such a major ‘transformational’ change needs something over and above standard project management in order to make such a major change ‘stick’, and thereby realise benefits which are of strategic importance to the organisation. Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner is for those delegates who have already passed the Foundation level qualification.The course equips delegates with a realistic and practical opportunity to consolidate their understanding of the MSP method, including its structure, processes, and governance themes together with a range of management documents to aid progress through the programme lifecycle.

Course Syllabus

This course includes, but is not limited to:

  • Introduction & principles
  • Governance themes
  • Transformational flow processes including:
  • Identifying the aim of the programme & envisaged benefits to the organisation
  • Defining the programme, and specifying how the organisation will be different afterwards
  • Managing the tranches to establish and run the programme
  • Delivering the capability to monitor and coordinate the projects
  • Realising the benefits to embed the change through adequate transitionactivities
  • Closing the programme and ensuring the ‘End Goal’ has been achieved.
    Please note: To assist your learning there is some pre-course reading and activities that must be completed prior to attending your course. In addition whilst attending your course there will also be some examination preparation evening work .

Target Audience

This course is intended for organisations or individuals seeking to manage transformational change or those seeking a professionally recognised qualification, such as:

  • Programme managers
  • 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

Examination

  • Objective testing
  • Eight questions per paper,
  • 80 marks available in total
  • 40 marks required to pass – 50%
  • Two-and-a-half hours duration
  • Open-book (only the MSP guide is allowed)
Foundation & Practitioner

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

This course includes, but is not limited to:

  • Programme management introduction
  • Determining if a change warrants a programme approach and whether it is worth doing
  • Establishing the programme
  • Transformational flow processes
  • Governance themes
  • Benefits management
  • Leadership & stakeholder engagement
  • Programme assurance reviews & audit

Target Audience

This course is aimed at any organisation or individual seeking to understand and adopt a controlled approach to running
and supervising its programmes, in particular:

  • Programme Managers
  • 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

Examinations

Foundation

  • Multiple choice
  • 75 questions per paper with one mark available per question
  • Five questions to be trial and not counted in scores
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) – 50%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed-book

Practitioner

  • Objective testing
  • Eight questions per paper
  • 80 marks available in total
  • 40 marks required to pass – 50%
  • Two-and-a-half hours duration
  • Open-book (only the MSP guide is allowed)

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