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About this Course

This one-day course will provide you with a broad understanding of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) programme management methodology, providing the skills needed to consider the use of MSP to manage programmes in line with strategic aims of a business and its day to day running.

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Course Information

MSP philosophy and structure

  • What is a programme and how it differs to both business as usual and project work
  • Relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes and the transformational flow

The 7 MSP principles

  • Remaining aligned with corporate strategy
  • Leading change
  • Envisioning and communicating a better future
  • Focusing on benefits and threats to them
  • Adding value
  • Designing and delivering a coherent capability
  • Learning from experience

The 9 MSP governance themes

  • Organisation
  • Vision
  • Leadership and stakeholder engagement
  • Benefits management
  • Blueprint design and delivery
  • Planning and control
  • Business case
  • Risk and issue management
  • Quality and assurance management

The 6 MSP® Transformational Flow Processes

  • Identifying a programme
  • Defining a programme
  • Managing the tranche
  • Delivering the capability
  • Realizing the benefits
  • Closing a programme

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You should ideally have experience of managing or working in programmes prior to attending. Knowledge of the PRINCE2® project management method is advantageous but by no means mandatory, but some exposure to a project management method will aid understanding of how the programme works with these projects.

Equally, anyone wishing to attain industry-leading programme management qualifications should attend these courses.

This course will enable you to:

  • Identify the principles and structure of MSP
  • Understand the benefits of a structured method in a changing environment
  • Identify the MSP process model
  • Understand the MSP themes
  • Define a programme organisation structure
  • Understand the importance of engaging with stakeholders at all levels
  • Understand the need for a vision and blueprint and their importance to the programme
  • Identify possible progress control mechanisms
  • Appreciate the principles of programme level quality and risk management