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Managing Successful Programmes - Foundation

Duration: 2 days
Course Code: SCLMSPF
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MSP Foundation covers the syllabus for the MSP Foundation exam which can be taken at the end of the course
 
The course will provide you with sufficient knowledge and experience in the processes and principles of the OGC's Programme Management methodology - Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), to act as a Programme Manager for a programme with a coherent project portfolio or to act as a member of a Programme Office.
 
 
 

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  Venue  Date  Price  Availability
Arrow Watford - Clarendon Road, Watford 23 October 2006 £730
+VAT
Full
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Course Syllabus
 
Identifying a Programme
• MSP, the Big Picture
• The process model
• 7 principles of Programme Management
• Programme Mandate and Brief
• An outline Vision Statement Defining a Programme
• Programme blueprint
• Project portfolio
• Compiling a Business Case
• Strategies and plans
• Programme structure roles & responsibilities

Programme Planning
• The programme plan
• The dependency network
• Shared resources
• Programme schedule and tranches
• Developing Project Briefs Benefits Management
• Benefits Management Strategy
• Benefits models
• Benefits profile
• Benefits realisation plan
• Benefits lifecycle

Risk Management and Issues
• Risk Management cycle
• 4 Ts for managing risks
• Issue Management
• Issue escalation Programme Strategies
• Quality across the programme
• Change and Configuration management
• Programme Audit
• Stakeholder Management
• Programme Communications

Governing a Programme
• Programme Governance Functions
• The Programme Office
• Programme processes and procedures
• Programme support tools Programme Processes
• Managing the Portfolio
• Managing Benefits
• Closing the Programme

Case Study
• APMG Programme Scenario - (key projects only) Exam Preparation
Defining a Programme
• Programme blueprint
• Project portfolio
• Compiling a Business Case
• Strategies and plans
• Programme structure roles & responsibilities

Benefits Management
• Benefits Management Strategy
• Benefits models
• Benefits profile
• Benefits realisation plan
• Benefits lifecycle

Programme Strategies
• Quality across the programme
• Change and Configuration management
• Programme Audit
• Stakeholder Management
• Programme Communications

Programme Processes
• Managing the Portfolio
• Managing Benefits
• Closing the Programme

Exam Preparation
Continuous Assessment and sample Foundation questions
 
Course Fees
The course fees include lunch, refreshments, the MSP manual and all other course materials.

Course Materials
Course delegates are provided with copies of all the course visuals, case study examples and electronic MSP document templates.
The MSP manual, which is provided as part of the delegate materials, will be sent to you as soon as payment arrangements have been agreed. Please ensure you have noted on your booking form, the address to which you want your course book sent.
 
Accreditation
This course has been accredited by the APMG who are the examining body for MSP and responsible for all aspects of the provision of exams including setting, marking, feedback and appeals. SCOLL Methods, as an accredited training organisation, acts as their agent in providing administrative facilities.


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