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Duration: 1 day
Provider: Pearce Mayfield
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A 1-day Managing Successful Programmes course to give you a framework for programme management using MSP techniques.
This course is designed for Programme Managers, Business Change Managers, Account Managers, Project Directors, Business Strategists, Consultants, or those with some experience of leading or managing major change.

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Designed for

Programme Managers, Business Change Managers, Account Managers, Project Directors, Business Strategists, Consultants.

Some experience of leading or managing major change
How you and your organisation will benefit ?

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) gives your organisation a framework for programme management. You will benefit from best practice and experience from a wide community of programme managers. This will improve your chances of realising real business benefits.
By the end of this innovative day's seminar you will be able to :
  • Explain when and why a programme approach is necessary for strategic change
  • Understand this Best Practice Approach to aligning projects to your strategy
  • Construct a basic Outcome Relationship Model
  • Identify better appointments to programme management roles
  • Identify what's missing in your programme
  • Take a benefits-driven approach to selecting projects
  • Name the four critical success factors of a programme
  • Understand the programme approach to risk and quality management
  • Effectively manage your programme's business case
  • Gain efficient control of a whole range of complex range of activities
  • Appreciate the vital role of the Business Change Manager and how that compliments the Programme Manager
  • Describe the different levels of qualification in MSP
Seminar Outline

Some of Topics Covered
  • The Enterprise Perspective on Programmes
  • The Difference between Programmes and Projects
The MSP Approach to:
  • Organisation and Leadership
  • Benefits Management and Strategic Performance
  • Stakeholder Management
Organisation and Leadership

Strategic Chain in MSP:
  • The Programme Mandate
  • The Programme Brief
  • The Vision Statement
  • The Blueprint
  • Benefits Profiles
  • The Project Portfolio
  • Governance Documents
  • The Programme Business Case and Plan

Programme Management Processes:
  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Governing a Programme
  • Managing the Portfolio
  • Managing the Benefits
  • Closing a Programme
  • Fitting it all together with a Strategic Case Study
Briefing on the current MSP examinations structure, including:
  • Foundation Examination
  • Intermediate Examination
  • Practitioner Examination.

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