MSP®-Managing Successful Programmes Online

/ INTRODUCTION

MSP® – Managing Successful Programmes is designed to assist organizations in delivering large-scale change and provides those responsible for programme management with a best practice approach applicable to any type of organizational programme. It is an internationally accredited qualification and is designed to lift the game of practicing and aspiring programme managers, teaching them more about the leadership required rather than just the management skills.

This qualification is aimed at those involved in a range of portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, the selection and delivery of business change initiatives, project and programme delivery and benefits realization.

/ WHAT IS IT?

MSP® – Managing Successful Programmes is an advanced programme management framework for delivering the business benefits required from major change, while addressing the need for sensible governance and control over multiple projects.

A programme can only do well if the projects within it succeed. The concept of a programme is that it should be more than the ‘sum of its parts’. In other words, without Programme Management the projects would probably still be able to deliver their particular outputs but these would not be co-ordinated or integrated in a way that will achieve the strategic goals.

Our MSP® online learning has been fully accredited and the e-learning contains all the training and materials required to attain both the Foundation and Practitioner qualifications from anywhere in the world without entering a classroom. This study will be a mixture of computer-based training using interactive multimedia training, videos, reference to the MSP® Handbook, as well as completion of practical tasks using MSP® project simulation and mock exams. This highly interactive course is delivered through a truly collaborative online e-learning platform, ideal for organisations with a global reach.

/ APPROACH AND DURATION

The MSP® training offers internationally recognized certifications that will benefit the individual in modern-day career development. The pathway to becoming an internationally certified MSP® – Managing Successful Programmes practitioner:

The Foundation course is the first level of training in the MSP® method and gaining this certification will ensure that you have given yourself a greater chance at starting a sought-after career in the programme management sector. The Practitioner level certification provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate your practical knowledge to manage programmes. It teaches you to apply the method practically to the running and managing of a programme.

MSP Online FoundationOnline Practitioner
PrerequisitesNoneFoundation Certification
PDUs20 Category-C PDU’s30 Category-C PDU’s
LanguageEnglishEnglish
Study TimeMinimum of 20 hoursMinimum of 40 hours
Exam Format
  • Closed Book
  • Multiple choice
  • 70 questions per paper
  • 35 out of 70 marks required to pass
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Open book (restricted to the official manual only)
  • Scenario based (one scenario for the whole exam)
  • Objective testing
  • 80 questions per paper
  • 40 marks (50%) required to pass
  • 2.5 hour duration

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

PMI Category-C approved PDUs can be claimed for continuing certification requirements as set by PMI, to ensure that your certified professional competencies are up to date and relevant. Please note that a maximum of 30 PDUs can be claimed for Category-C online training.

Proctored Online Exams

You can now take exams online 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
The remote web proctor solution allows you to take your exams online, using a webcam, microphone and a stable internet connection. You can schedule your exam in advance, at a date and time of your choice. At the agreed time you will connect with a proctor who will invigilate your exam live. During your exam, you will be connected to somone who will be there to guide you through the process and assist with any technical issues. Please note that your results will not be confirmed until the footage of your examination has been reviewed. The result that appears at the end of your exam is a preliminary result only and is subject to the review process. If no breaches or concerns are identified, your results will be issued to you within 10 working days.

MSP Online FoundationMSP Online PractitionerMSP Foundation and Practitioner Online Combined
Access12 months unlimited12 months unlimited12 months unlimited
E-Learning Material
Hardcopy Manual
Sample Exam Questions
Online Exam
APGM-International Certificate

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/ BENEFITS

Programme Management helps to lead, organise, manage, and control projects and the overall programme to achieve the final outcome and meet the objectives set by the business strategy.

MSP® was developed to help achieve excellence by improving practices, offering better services and preparing more effectively for the future. The approach brings numerous benefits:

  • Plan at programme level
  • Focus on outcomes and benefits
  • How to build an organizational Blueprint
  • Respond to internal and external change
  • Define programme responsibilities and clear lines of communication
  • Analyze and engage stakeholders
  • Keep the final solution aligned to the set strategic objective
  • Add value as a programme
  • Apply programme assurance and quality

/ CONTENT

Training covers the entire MSP® syllabus, including:

  • Organization, including the Programme Office
  • Vision
  • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Benefits Management
  • Business Case
  • Programme Planning and Control
  • Risk and Issue Management
  • Quality and Assurance Management
  • Blueprint
  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Managing the Tranches
  • Delivering the Capability
  • Realizing the Benefits
  • Closing a Programme

/ OUTCOMES

MSP® – Managing Successful Programmes provides individuals with leadership skills and techniques not usually familiar to project managers, thus providing them with another tool to add to their professional toolkit.

Upon successful completion of this event, delegates will be able to:

  • Implement strategy through programmes
  • Learn how Programme Management Principles, Themes and Activities can be used and adapted to deliver large transformation change
  • Realize benefits from change
  • Improve your organization’s maturity in programme management
  • Be a certified MSP® Practitioner

This qualification is appropriate for any organization or individual seeing the need for a controlled yet flexible approach to managing its programmes. The qualification is suitable for programme managers, experienced project managers, strategists, programme office members and senior managers from any discipline, public or private sector.

To operate the online system, the following minimum technical specifications are required:

  • Windows7®
  • Windows Vista® (Home Premium, Business, Ultimate or Enterprise)
  • Windows XP® or XP Tablet Edition (Machine spec. Intel® Pentium® P4 2GHz, 1GB RAM)
  • MAC OSX 10.4.11, 10.5.4 and above (Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or PowerPC® G4 1GHz, 512MB RAM)
  • Linux Ubuntu 7.10+/Fedora 8/OpenSUSE 10.3 (Pentium® P4 2GHz, 1GB RAM)
  • Broadband internet connection (512Kbps or higher)
  • The software is best viewed at 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
  • A soundcard with speakers or headphones is required
  • The system should include the latest updates and service packs and have at least 1GB free hard disk space
  • Standard browsers with the latest flash player, Acrobat Reader and javascript enabled Firefox 3+, Chrome, Safari, MS Internet Explorer 6+

Please note that the software is not suitable for mobile operating systems that are unable to use Adobe Flash. Check suitability using the demo.

/ ONLINE DEMONSTRATION

Click here (to open up a new window), then follow our simple steps to access the demo.

  1. Expand the “Evaluation Demos” heading
  2. Goto the “MSP® Demo” category
  3. Click “MSP Passport – Demo” to launch
  4. Click on “scormGetting Started Module” under the “Material” heading

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