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Managing Successful Programmes - Practitioner

Duration: 5 days
Course Code: RMCMSPP
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This course is aimed at Programme Directors and Managers, people involved in strategic business change as well as Project Managers and support staff involved in Programmes.

In addition, the course forms a relevant development route for Project Managers who wish to enhance their career skill set or undertake higher responsibility.

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Next available Non-Residential courses:-

  Venue  Date  Price  Availability
Arrow Leeds - Russell Street, Leeds 9 October 2006 £1,650
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Programme Will Benefit Delegates to..

  • Implement effective Programme Management processes, which could include identification, individual definition, portfolio management, delivery benefits and Programme closure. 
  • Sit the APMG/OGC MSP examination 
  • Understand the principles that underpin successful Programme Management 
  • Apply the principles of MSP to Programmes in an organisational environment 
  • Demonstrate how the OGC methodology provides a Programme framework

Programme Outline

Programmes and Projects
  • Setting the scene for a structured approach to Programme Management
  • The Programme environment
  • Programme types and focuses
  • Critical success factors;

Identifying and defining a Programme
  • Business strategy flow
  • Programme brief, vision & blueprint
  • Programme definition, governance arrangements & plans  

Stakeholder management and communication
  • Identification of stakeholders and analysis
  • The stakeholder map
  • The communication plan and channels  

Issue resolution and risk management

  • Programme risks and risk management strategy
  • Issue log and risk register
  • Programme and Project risks and issues  

Business case

  • Evolution and management of business case
  • Project business cases relationship;

Benefits management and managing benefits

  • Definition and process, direct and indirect benefits
  • Benefits management strategy and the benefits realisation plan
  • Measurement mechanisms
  • Benefit profiles
  • Transition management
  • Benefit realisation  

Planning and controlling

  • Programme plan
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Resource management
  • Control arrangements
  • Progress monitoring and performance measurement  

Governing a Programme

  • The Programme plan and tranches
  • Programme dependencies and the Programme plan  

Organisation and leadership

  • Programme Management
  • Shared and split roles
  • Relationship to projects
  • HR and procurement  

Quality, configuration management, audit and assurance

  • Quality Management strategy
  • Configuration management
  • Audit requirements
  • Assurance Programme and project

Managing the portfolio

  • Project start-up, progress and closure
  • Stakeholder needs;

Closing a Programme

  • Programme review, finalisation of documentation
  • Confirm closure
  • Disband programme.

Programme Information

  • Course includes MSP reference manual, all teaching and exam fees, copies of visuals used during the event, spiral bound course manual.
  • Course is built around the APM Group syllabus and is delivered by an APM Group accredited and experienced programme/project trainer.

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