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MSP®

Course type:
Blended learning
Duration:
42 hours plus 1 day
Delivery:
Blended learning
Included:
MSP manual
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MSP® Re-Registration blended learning

The MSP guide is periodically revised and enhanced to reflect the latest best practices in managing programmes successfully. As a result, in order to maintain the status of MSP Registered Practitioner, certificate holders must re-take a re-registration exam every three to five years.

Course overview

About the course

The examination ensures that registered practitioners are fully up to date with any revisions to the method and can evidence that their knowledge of the method is current. This workshop is aimed at reviewing, refreshing and updating their knowledge of MSP in line with the current MSP guide.

The blended learning pack will provide a comprehensive overview of the recent changes and developments in the MSP method together with up to date guidance on examination technique. Candidates will take the MSP practitioner re-registration examination at the end of the workshop.

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
  • 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

Target audience

All MSP practitioners should be re-registered within three to five years of their original certification. All practitioners who have taken the examination have agreed to this requirement as part of their initial application and so are now designated as registered practitioners. By taking the re-registration examination candidates are able to demonstrate to employers and prospective employers their up to date knowledge and commitment to continuing professional development.

What's included?

Materials

This blended learning course takes candidates through a review of the MSP method and the changes therein. You are provided with:

  • 12 months online access to the accredited MSP course - covers the areas required to pass the re-registration exam
  • One day MSP practitioner revision workshop in the UK – must be attended within 12 months of purchase
  • MSP practitioner re-registration exam fee to be taken up to 12 months after purchase (taken within the workshop)
  • Full tutor support plus many additional materials to help put MSP into practice
  • The official “Managing Successful Programmes” manual

Exam information

Exam format

The format of the practitioner re-registration exam is:

  • 3 questions, with a single scenario background and appendices
  • Each of the 3 questions is worth 10 marks
  • An overall score of 15 out of a possible 30 is required to pass
  • 1 hour 15 minutes duration
  • Open-book examination (MSP guide only)

FAQs

FAQs for exam bookings with blended learning products

What's the difference between an exam code and an exam voucher?

The exam code is issued by ILX and is valid for the same length of time as your e-learning licence. You will need your exam code to redeem your exam voucher for your online Foundation exam.

The exam voucher is only valid for one month, and you will be issued with this once you have redeemed your exam code. You will need your exam voucher to book your exam.

How long is my ILX exam code valid for?

Your exam code is valid for the same length of time as your e-learning licence.

How long will it take for my exam code to be issued?

Your exam code will be issued to you via email within 24 hours of purchasing your blended learning pack.

How do I redeem my ILX exam code?

When you are ready to take your exam, enter your exam code into the box on our redeem your ILX exam voucher page to redeem your voucher. Within 48 hours of redeeming your exam code you will receive your exam voucher and full instructions on how to book your chosen exam.

How long is my exam voucher valid for?

Once issued the exam voucher is valid for a one month period. Therefore, please ensure you only redeem your code once you are in a position to book your exam.

How do I book my exam?

Full instructions on how to book your exam will be sent with your exam voucher.

What do I do if I lose my ILX exam code?

Get in touch with us at contactus@ilxgroup.com.

Need more help or want to get in touch with us?

If you have any questions or need help redeeming your exam voucher, please get in touch with us at contactus@ilxgroup.com.