There are a lot of myths about programmes – they are just big projects, you can manage them the way you do things now, you don’t need a Programme Office, and any good Project Managers can just do the programme as well. In fact this couldn’t be further from the truth – projects and programmes are different and need a different management approach and a higher level of governance involvement.
To put it succinctly, projects exist and thrive on certainty of outcome, whereas programmes exist and evolve in more ambiguous environments.
The course educates participants in all aspects of the MSP methodology, including its practical application. It covers the five core processes of the Transformational Flow and the nine Governance Themes that provide the control framework for programme delivery. It also covers the programme management principles needed to deliver a programme in a sometimes-volatile corporate strategy.
This course is instructor led, and participants undertake practical activities to ensure understanding of concepts and terminology. Self-study is required for the exam.
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The aim of this course is for each student to be able to work in a programme, including:
The MSP Foundation course module is appropriate for:
The purpose of the Foundation qualification is to confirm you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to interact effectively with those involved in the management of a programme, or act as an informed member of a Programme office team, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP.
Fees NZ$ Per Person
|MSP® Managing Successful Programmes Foundation Course & Exam (3 Days)||$2150 + gst|
|MSP® Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner Course & Exam (2 Days)||$1850 + gst|
|MSP® Managing Successful Programmes Combined with Exams (5 Days)||$3250 + gst|
There are no prior prerequisites.
However, achievement of the MSP Foundation Certificate is an essential pre-requisite to achieve the MSP Practitioner Certificate. This is included on day 3 of the course.
The MSP Practitioner course includes 2 exams.
The MSP Foundation exam is a closed book multiple-choice exam consisting of 50 questions to be completed within 40 minutes. Candidates need to achieve a mark of 30 or more to pass. It is held on day 3 of the course.