Course Outline:   Managing Successful Programmes - Practitioner

Duration:  5 days

Provider:  AFA Projects

The objectives of the course are to give the delegates a comprehensive understanding of the ‘Managing Successful Programmes’ (MSP) philosophy, and how it can be applied to live programmes and includes the MSP Foundation, Intermediate and Practitioner exams.

Delegate Profile

The course is recommended for managers with full-time responsibility within a programme environment.

Delegates wishing to take and pass the MSP Foundation, Intermediate and Practitioner exams are advised that consolidation and preparation work will be required during each evening of the course.

Topics Covered

The course includes modules on:
• Identifying and Defining a Programme
• Establishing and Running a Programme
• Planning and Organisation
• Benefits
• Stakeholder Management
• Issue and Risk Management
• Quality
• Configuration Management and Audit
• Closing a Programme

In addition, delegates will work through a case study illustrating the application of MSP techniques, or participate in workshops covering the appropriate application of the techniques to real programmes.
Trainer Profile

AFA MSP trainers have undergone the rigorous approvals process, administered by APMG on behalf of OGC. They have are practising programme managers with considerable experience in a wide range of industry sectors, and played a leading role during the writing of the MSP manual, and during its recent update.  The insights gained during that process have proved invaluable during development and upgrading of the AFA course material.


This is a five-day event including optional MSP Foundation, Intermediate and Practitioner exams.
Course Arrangements

Included in the cost of the course are:
• Joining Instructions including suggestions for pre-course reading
• OGC publication ‘Managing Successful Programmes’
• Printed courseware
• Examination fees

Focus Project Management, 57a Church Street, Market Deeping, Peterborough, PE6 8AN

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