This Combined course is also available as two separate courses: MSP Foundation and MSP Practitioner.
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) represents proven best practice and a body of knowledge drawn together from many years of real life experiences. It provides a set of principles, governance themes and a transformational flow process that supports those who direct, manage, support and deliver programmes.
MSP offers organisations from all industry sectors a standard, consistent approach to programme management. It provides a framework for executives, senior management and those leading major programmes of work, to better direct the change process whilst ensuring that the focus is maintained upon business objectives and resulting benefits.
Through effective project prioritisation and integration, MSP encourages more efficient use of organisational resources in the various change initiatives. MSP provides for better identification and management of business, programme and ultimately organisational change risk.
Timelines, budgets and quality standards are all managed and controlled more efficiently and effectively using the MSP framework. Roles and responsibilities are also clearly defined, thus eliminating duplication of effort across the organisation, whilst still ensuring that all stakeholders are fully engaged and understand what is to be expected of them in the programme.
MSP does well to enable more effective delivery of change and a much smoother transition from the existing business as usual (BAU) to a future business model. Examples of such programmes are:
New Business Development
Multi-Disciplinary IT Integrations
Revitalisation of Corporate Assets
MSP was originally released in 1999 and underwent major revisions in 2003 and 2007. The framework was revised again in late 2020 to its current version, known as 5th Edition.
Introducing Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation and Practitioner
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This course pricing includes vouchers for the MSP Foundation Exam and MSP Practitioner Exam, which are online proctored exams through PeopleCert. Practice exam papers are provided in the course, and reviewed to assist in preparation.
The Foundation exam is:
60 minutes duration
75 multiple choice questions, of which 70 count towards your marks; the other 5 are trial questions only and are not scored
Pass mark is 35 out of 70 (i.e. 50%)
The Practitioner exam is:
2 hours and 30 minutes duration
Objective testing with 8 scenario-based questions worth 10 marks each, for a total of 80 marks
Pass mark is 40 out of 80 (i.e. 50%)
Open book (official Managing Successful Programmes publication only)
After passing the exams, each student’s certificates will be made available to them via PeopleCert.
It is highly recommended that you spend some time each evening of this course reviewing and consolidating what you’ve learned, to be well prepared for the exams.