MSP® – Managing Successful Programmes

Duration: 5 days

Location: Bewley's Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Accreditation: Internationally recognised qualification – Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) – certification at Foundation and Practitioner levels - governed by APMG in the UK.

Full Fee: €2335

Network Members Fee: €1250

Programme overview

Course Overview

Programme Management is the discipline of managing a series of related projects, known collectively as a programme.

The successful management of a programme requires a specific set of leadership and management skills that go beyond the discipline of project management.

The internationally recognized Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) course focuses on the key skills and knowledge required by programme managers to effectively deliver a successful programme.

Particular attention is paid to the challenges that are often encountered by programme managers.

MSP® is used as the best practice methodology for managing programmes by the Office of Government Commerce (UK) and the United Nations.

Trigraph in partnership with APMG-accredited Novare bring you this excellent course to allow successful participants become fully accredited with this international qualification.

 

Duration

Three days for Foundation level only. Five days to reach full Practitioner level. These courses, run in collaboration with Novare Consulting, last for 3 or 5 days. Delegates will sit the Foundation examination at the end of day 3. The Trainer marks the Foundation exam. Delegates may opt to stay for the full five days and sit the Practitioner exam at the end of the final day.

MSP™ Exam Format

The Foundation exam tests general understanding of the fundamental principles of MSP™ – the exam is 40 minutes long. The exam is a closed book, multiple choice paper. There are 50 questions and the pass mark is 30 out of 50 representing 60%.. The Practitioner exam lasts for two and a half hours

  •  is based on objective testing
  • 9  questions
  • 180 marks available
  • 90 marks or more are required to pass
  • Open-book (only the MSP Guide is allowed)

Evidence of Identity

When attending the exam, delegates must present an official form of photographic identification to the Tutor.Delegates will not be eligible to sit the exam without this identification.

Course Work Overview

The course comprises pre-course work followed by a mixture of learning sessions, group exercises and programme scenario based practical work. During the course, delegates will undertake a number of exercises and mock examinations from these they will gain feedback on their progress towards eventual success. Delegates should expect to undertake 1 – 2 hours of revision work on the 1st night of the course

Homework Delegates will be expected to:

Undertake approximately 2 hours of homework on the first night of the course. Continue to read.

Other Sources of Information

APM Group Web-Site—Delegates should access The APM Group web-site at www.apmgroup.co.uk to obtain more information about the method and its ownership.
MSP™ Web-Site—Delegates should access the MSP™ web-site atwww.programmes.org to obtain more information about the method and its ownership.

Learning outcomes
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Who Should Attend

MSP™ is written primarily for those who are involved in the direction, management, support and delivery of  programmes, including:

  • Programme Managers
  • Business Change Managers
  • Programme Office staff
  • Programme Directors
  • Senior Responsible Owners
  • All Programme Sponsors

Course Content

The course comprises pre-course work followed by a mixture of learning sessions, group exercises and programme scenario based practical work.

During the course, delegates will undertake a number of exercises and mock examinations from these they will gain feedback on their progress towards eventual success. Delegates should expect to undertake 1 – 2 hours of revision work on the 1st night of the course

The Foundation exam tests general understanding of the fundamental principles of MSP® – the exam is 40 minutes long. The exam is a closed book, multiple choice paper. There are 50 questions and the pass mark is 30 out of 50 representing 60%.

The Practitioner exam lasts for two and a half hours – is based on objective testing – 9 questions – 180 marks available – 90 marks or more are required to pass – Open-book (only the MSP® Guide is allowed).

Prior to the course delegates will be sent the following:

  • “Managing Successful Programmes” using MSP® – Delegates should read the manual covering the Overview of MSP®, Principles of Programme Management and the Programme Management Lifecycle and familiarize themselves with the content and structure of the method.
  • “Managing Successful Programmes” Pocketbook – Delegates should use the pocketbook as a pre-course revision aid to become familiar with the key products and processes of MSP®

Trainer Profile