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MSP®

Course type:
E-learning
Duration:

42 hours

Delivery:
Online
Optional add-ons:
MSP manual, Back-up CD
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With exams

MSP® Foundation & Practitioner E-learning

This course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the scope, content and structure of the MSP method required to fully prepare you for the MSP Foundation and Practitioner examinations.

Course overview

About the course

ILX Group’s accredited MSP Foundation and Practitioner online learning contains all the training and materials you need to attain both the Foundation and Practitioner qualifications in MSP – without attending a classroom!
The course combines interactive multimedia training, practical exercises, mock exam simulators and paper-based exercises.

What's covered?

Course introduction

  • Course objectives
  • What is MSP?
  • The MSP examination requirements

Introduction to programme management

  • Changing vs running the business
  • Difference between programmes and projects
  • The programme environment
  • Drivers for change
  • Types of programme
  • When to use a programme approach

Processes and 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

Programme organisation

  • Differences between leadership and management
  • Typical programme organisation structures
  • Key responsibilities and attributes of the key programme roles
  • Functions of a programme office

Leadership and stakeholder engagement

  • Stakeholder management vs engagement
  • Stakeholder analysis - interests and influence
  • Stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Programme communications plan

Planning and 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

Benefits management

  • 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

  • Vision statement development
  • Characteristics of a good vision statement
  • Areas of focus

Blueprint design and delivery

  • The POTI model
  • Intermediate and final future states
  • Areas of focus

Risk and issue management

  • Purpose of risk management strategy and issue management strategy
  • Risk management cycle
  • Programme and project level risk escalation