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MSP®

Course type:
E-learning
Duration:

18 hours

Delivery:
Online
Optional add-ons:
MSP manual, MSP Foundation Exam , Back-up CD
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MSP® Foundation E-learning

Managing Successful Programmes is a framework for successfully delivering large-scale, transformational change through a dossier of related projects and related activities. It is proven best-practice programme management that helps to make change ‘stick’.

Course overview

About the course

Whilst not being prescriptive, it is flexible to the needs of local circumstances. It provides an adaptable route to facilitating change and reaches its ultimate objectives by bringing together the key elements of governance themes, together with transformational flow processes, all underpinned by common sense principles to enable success.

  • MSP e-learning is a cheap and effective way to gain your MSP certification
  • ILX Group produces some of the most interactive, well-structured, interesting MSP computer-based training in the world
  • MSP e-learning is also known as MSP CBT, MSP distance learning, and MSP online training

Truly effective training

Results of MSP distance learning are recorded and available for tracking. E-learning is easily accessible, time-efficient and should require minimal instructor involvement. Training is also provided at remote sites to avoid high travel costs.

Reduced learning time

Proven by more than 30 studies, interactive e-learning reduces learning time as much as 50 percent. The combination of interactive visuals and audio explanation delivers information in an easily understood format.

Reduced cost

  • The primary costs of multimedia learning are one-time costs
  • The cost per student for e-learning is reduced as more students use the same multimedia training programme
  • Average e-learning time decreases giving a quick return on investment
  • Students learn more, increasing productivity and effectiveness
  • Most students prefer interactive e-learning to other training methods

Instructional consistency

Computer-based instruction is delivered in a consistently reliable fashion that does not vary in quality from class to class or topic to topic.

Increased retention

The process of interaction with the content rich e-learning material provides a strong learning reinforcement that significantly increases content retention.

Increased motivation

Our interactive distance learning systems provide a level of responsive feedback and individual involvement that has proved to be highly motivating.

Enjoy interactive learning

The one-on-one nature of our CBT systems help students take greater control and hence responsibility for their own learning process.

Cope easily with increasing demand

Today, there are usually fewer training department personnel to train an ever-larger number of employees.

Automatic student data and reporting

All our courses automate the tracking of student records and reporting of information.

Proof of training

The e-learning courses use an admin module to deliver and administer the training and keep track of each student's use of the material. Also, by having evidence that learning occurred, students can use this as a 'record of achievement' with optional certification available.

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 

  • 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 simulatior

  • Randomised MSP Foundation level exam questions

Duration

The e-learning is expected to take 18 hours to complete.

Target audience

The course is aimed at anyone who aims wants to achieve the MSP Foundation level qualification.

  • Newly appointed programme managers who may have a background in managing projects but have not previously operated in a transformational change environment
  • Senior managers who will ‘sponsor’ the change, or perhaps be held accountable for its success
  • Operational managers charged with embedding the change in their area
  • Operational staff undertaking a role in the programme or related projects
  • Programme office staff (PMO) wishing to build upon their project management knowledge
  • Experienced project managers
  • Those seeking