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Special Notices

This online learning assumes that you have your current copy of the official manual that is referred to in the training module If you do not have a copy of this manual then you can purchase the complete package here or purchase the manual yourself independently.

MSP Practitioner is the second of the three MSP qualifications and is a pre-requisite for anyone wishing to pursue MSP Advanced Practitioner certifications.

This eLearning course provides you with a thorough understanding of the MSP programme management methodology, providing you with the skills needed to confidently use MSP to manage programmes in line with strategic aims of a business and its day-to-day running.

Target Audience

MSP Practitioner is suitable for project managers, BCMs, experts and advisers working within a programme office and other specialist/governance roles involved in supporting programmes following the MSP guidance together with those wishing to pursue higher level qualifications (e.g. programme managers). This level is also suitable for SROs.

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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

  • Organization
  • Vision
  • Leadership and stakeholder engagement
  • Benefits management
  • Blueprint design and delivery
  • Planning and control
  • The Business case
  • Risks 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

You are required to have passed MSP Foundation before attempting MSP Practitioner exam and you need to bring along your copy of the Official MSP manual, 9780113313273.

Exam Prerequisites

If taking the exam with QA, proof of prerequisites must be sent to prereqs@qa.com no later than 5 working days prior to the start of the event. This evidence MUST be reproduced on the day of the exam to the trainer. When submitting evidence to prereqs@qa.com, please include your booking reference number which can be found on your Joining Instructions.

Acceptable forms of prerequisite confirmation are as follows:

  • A copy of the candidates examination certificate
  • Confirmed entry in the AXELOS Successful Candidate Register. You will need to provide the full SCR number (registration/candidate number located on your certificate).

Delegates without evidence of the prerequisites will NOT be permitted to sit the exam

Delegates whose pre-requisite was taken with BCS simply need to inform QA of this information prior to the exam event. Evidence will not need to be provided on the day of the exam.

Success on the course will be enhanced by candidates spending at least 12 hours on reviewing their MSP Foundation material prior to taking one of the next level MSP eLearning courses.

Proof of identification:

If taking an exam, candidates are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature e.g. driving license, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting their exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in their exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, candidate's exam results will be null and void and a re-sit would be required.

Reasonable Adjustments Policy

The exam provider allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Ful details and how to apply can be found here www.qa.com/axelosexams. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise QA and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email exam.admin@qa.com or by phone 44(0) 1793 696162.

At the end of this eLearning course you will be able to:

  • identify additional value as a result of managing the described change as an MSP Programme
  • explain and apply each of the MSP principles, the governance themes and the transformational flow processes and their activities
  • explain the relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes, the transformational flow, programme information (documents) and the MSP defined programme management roles
  • produce and evaluate examples of MSP programme information (documents).
  • know facts, terms and concepts relating to each theme
  • understand how each governance theme relates to the Principles
  • understand the approach to the treatment of each governance theme
  • appreciate how each governance theme is applied throughout the Transformational Flow
  • understand the responsibilities involved in each governance theme
  • apply and tailor the relevant aspects of each governance theme to a scenario, when creating or reviewing products or making decisions related to each theme, in any or all of the processes
  • identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of each governance theme throughout a programme scenario

At the end of your course there will be a mock test to help you further prepare for your examination.

This online learning assumes that you have your current copy of the official manual that is referred to in the training module If you do not have a copy of this manual then you can purchase the complete package here or purchase the manual yourself independently.