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MSP®

Course type:
E-learning
Duration:

42 hours

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

MSP® Foundation & Practitioner online plus pack 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 programme 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
  • Issue management cycle
  • Configuration management
  • Change control
  • Areas of focus

Quality and assurance management

  • Quality versus assurance
  • Scope of programme quality
  • Integrated assurance principles
  • Assurance management techniques

Mock exam simulator

  • Randomised MSP Foundation level exam questions

MSP practitioner

Stream 1

  • Introduction to MSP practitioner 
  • MSP process model walkthrough 
  • Governance and principles
  • MSP programme scenario
  • Programme organisation simulation
  • Business case simulation
  • Risk management simulation
  • Benefits mapping simulation
  • Creating a blueprint simulation
  • Quality management simulation
  • Planning and control simulation
  • Exercises

Stream 2

  • Exam technique
  • Marking up the MSP manual
  • Practitioner exam simulator
  • Practice exam papers

Also includes... 

  • Comprehensive course notes
  • Training guide
  • Guide to the exam
  • Full technical support

Target audience

  • Newly appointed programme managers who may have a background in managing project but have not previously operated in a t