For you who manage, control, support or deliver programmes.
Helps you control and deliver successful changes in the form of programmes.
Latest update: 2016 | Language: Video in Danish or English, Materials & tests in English
You will learn…
✔ How to manage and deliver a change programme in an organization.
✔ The basic terms, elements and contexts.
✔ Tools to handle the challenges that can arise during implementation of a change programme.
✔ A framework you can use to manage and control all the aspects of programme management.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Description of MSP® Foundation
MSP (Managing Successful Programs) is an international framework for the handling and management of complex change initiatives, divided into a series of smaller projects – programme management. The key to delivering successful programmes within the timeframe and budget is solid and good management – MSP is one of the world’s most widespread and acknowledged methods for precisely that. Based on the experiences of Best Practice, MSP is designed to easily being adapted individually to different needs and circumstances.
The first part of the education is called MSP Foundation. Here you will be taught the basic terms, elements and contexts.
The second part is MSP Practitioner, which will extend your knowledge of practical and real project management. MSP Practitioner is accessible as an online course in English.
Aims of the course
By participation in MSP Foundation, you will gain an understanding of how to manage and deliver a change programme in an organization characterized by complexities, many risks and conflicting priorities. You will gain the tools to handle the challenges that arises when you are implementing a change programme and you will get a framework you can utilize to manage and control all the aspects of programme management.
Methods of teaching
This MSP Foundation course is based on independent studies via video-based e-learning. You can stream your lessons when and where it suits you and at whichever pace works for you. The combination of videos, quizzes, written exams and supplementary material will provide good support, both during and after the course.
About the teacher
Kenny Munck, accredited trainer in PRINCE2®, MSP®, MoP® etc.
Kenny has taken part in many different projects and on almost all levels from team manager, project manager of program manager to being a member of steering groups and program committees.
He is known as an engaging and inspiring speaker who is able to help participants see possibilities instead of limitations.
Amongst other, he teach PRINCE2®, MSP®, MoP®, P3O® and MoR®.
5 hours of video
73 supplementary materials
25-30 hours estimated study time
12 month access
Computer, tablet and mobile
Official MSP manual
Proof of your certification
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Course content: MSP® Foundation
MSP represents proven good practice in programme management in successfully delivering transformational change, drawn from the experiences of both public and private sector organizations.
The Seven Principles of MSP®
The programme management principles are: Remaining aligned with corporate strategy,Leading change, Envisioning and communicating a better future, Focusing on the benefits and threats to them, Adding value, Designing and delivering a coherent capability, and Learning from experience.
5 videos – 76 min.
Governance themes – Overview
This session cover the overview of MSP governance themes and the key Roles and Responsibilities.
Establishing a clear and effective organization is critical to programme success. Ensuring that the programme organization meets the needs of the programme is an ongoing task and cannot be avoided.
A vision is a picture of a better future. In MSP it is the basis for the outcomes and delivered benefits of the programme.
Leadership and Stakeholder
Stakeholder Engagement and Leadership is critical to any programme; change requires effective leadership. MSP emphasizes the need to not only identify and communicate with stakeholders, but also provides analysis tools to generate greater understanding of their needs, perceptions and priorities.
Benefits management is at the very heart of programme management; programmes are primarily driven by the need to deliver benefits. However, it is likely that the programme will have some negative impacts as well as improvements.
Blueprints Design & Delivery
The programme’s vision statement provides early and valuable information as a description of the desired outcomes in customer-focused terms. This needs to be expanded and developed into a blueprint. It is the blueprint that provides a usable basis for modeling benefits and designing the projects dossier.
Planning and Control
The preparation of the programme plan involves: Processing large amounts of information, extensive consultation and building the plan. Programme control provides supporting activities and processes that run throughout the lifecycle of the programme to: Refine and improve delivery, minimize the impact of ambiguity, bring certainty wherever possible and justify the continuance of the programme.
The Business Case
The business case effectively describes what the value is to the sponsoring organization from the outcomes of the programme. Managing the business case is about making sure that the balance of benefits, costs, timescales and risks is optimized throughout the programme.
Risk and Issue Management
Successful programme management has at its core the need to both manage and tolerate uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Risk and issue management are tools for achieving this.
Quality and Assurance Management
The purpose of quality and assurance management is to ensure that all management aspects of the programme are working appropriately and that it stays on target to achieve its objective.
9 videos – 182 min.
Transformational Flow Overview
Introduction to six processes of the Transformational flow.
Identifying a Programme
Typically a short process, perhaps taking only a few weeks or less, which turns the idea into a tangible business concept.
Defining a Programme
Provides the basis for deciding whether to proceed with the programme or not.
Managing the Tranches
The purpose of this process is to implement the defined programme management governance strategies for the programme, ensure that the capability delivery is aligned to the strategic direction of the organization, and to enable the release of benefits.
Delivering the Capacity
Covers the activities for coordinating and managing project delivery according to the programme plan.
Realizing the Benefits
The purpose of this process is to manage the benefits from their initial identification to their successful realization.
Closing a Programme
The purpose of this process is to ensure the end goal of formally recognizing that the programme is completed.
7 videos – 54 min.
The multiple choice exercise is based on a previous exam. You can get a great result by completing the exercise and seeing the rationale behind the answers from the trainer.
For whom is the course intended?
The MSP® Foundation course is relevant to anyone who is involved in managing, controlling, supporting and delivering programmes. It could, for example, be programme managers, programme owners, change managers and employees in programme and portfolio offices.