This course builds on knowledge learnt in the MSP® Foundation certification, and aims to confirm that the student is prepared to act as an informed member of a program management team, someone responsible for managing, leading, supporting or advising on work within an MSP® environment. This course focuses on the application of MSP® in program scenarios. The available learning methods – Online Classroom & Bootcamp – utilize personalized exercises and case studies to prepare students for the MSP® Practitioner exam.
Key Learning Features
Upon successful completion of this course, students will understand:
Identify additional value as a result of managing the described change as an MSP® programme.
Explain each of the MSP® principles, the governance themes and the transformational flow activities.
Explain the relationship between the MSP® principles, governance themes, the transformational flow, programme information (documents) and the MSP® defined programme management roles; and apply that understanding.
Apply each of the MSP® principles, governance themes and transformational flow processes.
Produce or evaluate examples of MSP® programme information (documents).
Identify activities that should be undertaken during each of the processes of the transformational flow, together with the accountabilities and responsibilities of each of the defined roles.
Understand which management products are input to, output from, and updated in each of the six transformational flow processes.
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.
Programme office staff (PMO) wishing to build upon their project management knowledge.
Other specialist/governance roles involved in supporting programmes that follow the MSP guidance, as well as those wishing to pursue higher level qualifications (e.g., programme managers).
Participants must have refreshed their MSP® 2011 knowledge prior to the course.
Participants should ideally have experience of managing or working in programmes 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 programme works with these projects.