Course Outline:   Managing Successful Programmes - Practitioner

Duration:  5 days

Course Code:  ASPMSPC

Managing Successful Programmes is the de facto standard developed by the UK government for delivering change programmes in the UK. This is the traditional 5 day approach to gaining the Practitioner qualification. It is an intense course that will require delegates to prepare thoroughly and be prepared for evening work throughout the course. The course will take delegates through the 3 levels of examination qualification finishing with the Practitioner examination on Friday afternoon.

The 5 day course is intense, and for individuals coming from a project or operations background some of the sheer volume of information that has to be processed to achieve Practitioner level can be baffling. Preparation is the key to success.

We have delivered over 25 5 day courses to in-house and public groups and will do everything in our power to help nurture you through to the standard required for examinations.
Who should attend?
This course is ideal for any staff involved in programme management roles and wish to gain a qualification, for example:
• Programme leader
• Programme office staff
• Project teams
• Business analysts
• Operations staff involved in change programmes
Benefits of attendance
• 3 examination qualifications
• Application of MSP methodology to a complex case study
• Increased confidence to delegates in real world application
• Thorough knowledge of the MSP methodology at theory and application level.
• Potential to continue on to Consultant level accreditation.
Course Content
The Core Processes

Identification Process: Detailed review of techniques to take a programme from concept to feasibility and a Programme Brief.
Definition Process: Development of future business models and planning and application to a case study.
Governing Process: Steps and mechanisms used to enable the programme to flex to external events and keep the programme under control.
Managing Benefits Process: Application of steps and activities required to take the capabilities delivered by the projects to release the benefits.
Portfolio Management: Design of case study project portfolio to ensure that they deliver the required capabilities to the change programme.

Closure Process: Steps in a structured Closure to ensure that the defeat is not snatched from the jaws of victory.

The Core Principles
Benefits Management: Identifying and defining, from the case study of a benefits strategy, followed by profiling and modelling their delivery.
Organisation & Leadership: Design an organizational structure for a programme, identifying responsibilities and additional roles that could be required.
Quality Management: Design a Quality Management Strategy for a programme and the issues associated with implementation.

Risk & Issue Management: Apply the 4 levels of Risk to the scenario, develop mitigation strategies and a process for resolution of issues.
Planning & Control: Define the contents of a Programme Plan and identify how the programme will be controlled, with associated responsibilities and tools.

Stakeholder Management: Identify and analyse the stakeholders, map their interests and issues and develop the Communications Plan.
Business Case: Look at the challenges for the Business Case in the case study scenario and its use as a control tool.

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