Any organisation or individual seeing the need for a controlled approach to managing its programmes. The event is suitable for programme managers, experienced project managers, programme support team members and senior managers from any discipline.Download Course Outline
Officially launched in 1999, "Managing Successful Programmes" (MSP®) is a guide that provides and maintains a strategic view over the set of projects, aligning and co-ordinating them within a programme of business change in support of specific business strategies.
What Are The Course Objectives?
The key objectives of the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner course are:
Success in the Foundation & Practitioner Exams provides candidates with the pre-requisites required to sit the MSP® Advanced Practitioner exam (separate course - please see MSP Advanced Practitioner course).
What Is The Course Approach?
The courses include a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by an APM Group approved trainer with practical experience of project and programme management.
The pre-course material includes SPOCE's highly acclaimed event preparation CD and the MSP® Manual. Delegates should spend approximately 10 hours studying this pre-course material in order to be well prepared for the course.
MSP® INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW - What is a programme? What is programme management? MSP® Structure.
MSP® FRAMEWORK AND CONCEPTS - Principles, governance themes, transformational flow, management strategies and plans.
VISION - What is a 'vision'? What makes a good Vision Statement?
IDENTIFYING A PROGRAMME - Programme Mandate. Linking to Policy and Strategy. Preparing a Programme Brief. Planning to Define the Programme.
BLUEPRINT DESIGN AND DELIVERY - What is a Blueprint, and what does it contain? Developing a Blueprint from the Vision Statement.
DEFINING A PROGRAMME - Creating a Programme Definition Document (including the Project Dossier, the Programme Plan and the Programme Business Case).
PLANNING AND CONTROL - What is a Programme Plan and how is it developed? The Project Dossier. Resourcing and scheduling.
BENEFITS REALISATION MANAGEMENT - The key driver for the programme. How benefits realisation links to achieving strategic objectives. Outcome relationship models and Benefit Maps. Planning for benefits realisation.
ORGANISATION AND THE PROGRAMME OFFICE - Organisation and leadership. Organisational structure, the key roles and their responsibilities. What is a Programme Office and what service does it provide?
THE BUSINESS CASE - Developing, managing and reviewing the programme's Business Case.
LEADERSHIP AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT - Leadership as opposed to management. How 'leaders' actively engage stakeholders. Analysing and engaging with stakeholders. Stakeholder maps and matrices.
MANAGING THE TRANCHES - Implementing governance arrangements. Establishing tranches. Managing risks and issues.
DELIVERING THE CAPABILITY AND REALISING THE BENEFITS - Co-ordinating and managing projects on the Project Dossier. Starting and closing projects. Maintaining alignment with the programme. Ensuring that project outputs are fit for purpose and can be integrated into operations, so that benefits can be realised. Pre-transition, transition and post transition activities.
QUALITY MANAGEMENT - Critical Success Factors. The scope of programme quality management. Quality processes. Configuration Management. Quality Management Strategy and Plan. Information Management Strategy and Plan.
RISK MANAGEMENT AND ISSUE RESOLUTION - Principles, approach and strategy for managing risks and resolving issues. Managing and controlling changes
CLOSING A PROGRAMME - Formal confirmation of completion. Finalising programme information. Confirming closure.
What examinations are taken on the course?
MSP® Foundation Exam: 1 hour, closed book, 75 multiple -choice questions.
MSP® Practitioner Exam: 2½ hours, open book (MSP® manual only) consisting of 8 scenario -based objective test questions.
This is a 5 Day Instructor-led classroom training course that could lead to potential employment in the Project Management industry.
SPOCE delivers accredited training courses across the country. The following is a list of SPOCE's training venues. Residential accommodation (A) can be arranged at our Bournemouth venue. Refreshments (R) are provided at all venues. Lunch (L) is also provided at all venues except London.
Birmingham (L,R) - Hallmark Hotel - Strathallan, 225 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B16 9RY
Bournemouth - West Cliff (A,L,R) - Hallmark Hotel - West Cliff, Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5JS
Bournemouth - East Cliff (A,L,R) - Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AN
Bournemouth - Best Western Royale (A,L,R) - The Best Western Hotel Royale, 16 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3EQ
Bournemouth - The Cumberland(A,L,R) - The Cumberland, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, BH1 3AF
Bournemouth - The Suncliff (A,L,R) - The Suncliff Hotel, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, BH1 3AG
Bournemouth - The Trouville Hotel (A,L,R) - The Trouville Hotel, 5-7 Priory Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5DH
Brighton (L,R) - Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront, 137 King’s Road, Brighton, B1 2JF
Bristol (L,R) - Arnos Manor Hotel, 470 Bath Road, Avon, Bristol, BS4 3HQ
Cardiff (L,R) - Jurys Inn Cardiff, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3DN
Cambridge (L,R) - Hallmark Hotel Cambridge, Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8EU
Canterbury (L,R) - Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, 36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DU
Coventry (L,R) - The Welcome Centre, 47 Parkside, Coventry CV1 2HG
Exeter (L,R) - Gipsy Hill Hotel, Gipsy Hill Lane, Exeter EX1 3RN
Fleet (L,R) - GBS Corporate, Ancells Business Park, Oakmere, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 2UT
Leeds (L,R) - Mercure Leeds, Otley Road, Leeds LS16 8AG
Leicester (L,R) - Devonshire Place, 78 London Rd, Leicester LE2 0RA
Liverpool (L,R) - Jurys Inn, 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, L3 4FN
London (R) - SPOCE, 2nd Floor, New London House, 6 London Street, London, EC3R 7LP
London (R) - ITIL - SPOCE, 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YF
Manchester (L,R) - Trafford Hall Hotel, 23 Talbot Rd, Stretford, Manchester M16 0PE
Milton Keynes (L,R) - Hotel Novotel Milton Keynes, Saxon St, Heelands, Milton Keynes MK13 7RA
Newcastle (L,R) - Ramada Encore Newcastle-Gateshead, Hawks Road, Gateshead Quays, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE8 3AD
Nottingham (L,R) - Eastwood Hall, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3SS
Norwich (L,R) - Mercure Norwich Hotel, 121-131 Boundary Road, Norwich, NR3 2BA
Oxford (L,R) - Oxford Milton Hill House, Steventon, Abingdon, Oxford, OX13 6AF
Portsmouth (L,R) - Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, St Helens Parade, Portsmouth, PO4 0RN
Plymouth (L,R) - Future Inn Plymouth, 1 William Prance Road, Plymouth International Business Park, PL6 5ZD
Reading (L,R) - Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, Bath Rd, Calcot, Reading RG31 7QN
Sheffield (L,R) - Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel, Blonk Street, Sheffield, S1 2AU
Southampton (L,R) - Lancaster Court, Barnes Wallis Road, Fareham, Hampshire. PO15 5TU
Southampton (L,R) - The Learning Centre, 14 Annealing Close, Eastleigh, Hants, SO50 9PX
Stoke-on-Trent (L,R) - Quality Hotel Stoke, 66 Trinity Street, Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent, ST1 5NB
Swansea (L,R) - Mercure Swansea, Phoenix Way, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA7 9EG
York (L,R) - Hotel 53, 53 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PL