MSP® (Managing Successful Programs) is a best practice guide on program management. The guide comprises a set of principles and processes for managing a program.
This course provides students with the knowledge needed to confidently understand and explain the use of MSP® to manage programs in line with strategic aims of a business and the its day-to-day running. The available learning methods – Online Classroom & Bootcamp – provide a relevant case study, as well as other modern teaching methods to help students understand MSP®.
Key Learning Features
Upon successful completion of this course, students will understand:
The principles and structure of MSP®.
The benefits of a structured method in a changing environment.
How to explain the MSP® process model.
The MSP® themes.
How to draft a program brief and vision statement.
How to propose a program organisation structure.
How to appreciate the principles of program level quality and risk management.
Monitor improvements in value realized throughout a project lifecycle and capture learning which can be transferred to future projects.
Newly appointed program 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 program or related projects.
program office staff (PMO) wishing to build upon their project management knowledge.
Experienced project managers.
Those seeking a professional qualification in program management.
All other personnel who have an interest or responsibility for Management of Value within their organisation.
Experience of managing or working in programs prior to attending.
Knowledge of the PRINCE2 ® project management method is advantageous but by no means mandatory; some exposure to a project management method will aid understanding of how the program works with these projects.