Accredited Managing Successful Programmes certification training (Course Bundle with Official Exams)

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®)

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) was developed as a best practice guide on Programme Management. The guide comprises a set of Principles and a set of Processes for use when managing a programme. MSP is very flexible and designed to be adapted to meet the needs of local circumstances. MSP® represents a proven programme management good practice for the successful delivery of transformational change through the application of programme management. MSP defines programme management as "the action of carrying out the coordinated organization, direction and implementation of a dossier of projects and transformational activities to achieve outcomes and realize benefits of strategic importance to the business". MSP has been used and adopted within many organizations, both within public and private sectors.


Programme Benefits

  • Appreciate the key differences between programme management vis-à-vis project management
  • Understand how successful programme management enables achievement of corporate strategic objectives
  • Understand the principles, processes and themes relevant for programme management . Get insights into key concepts and artifacts like programme blueprint, programme business case, transition management, benefits realization and programme closure
  • Enable individuals to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of Programme
  • A globally recognized qualification
  • Take Foundation and Practitioner certification examinations



MSP 5.0 Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • What is a Programme?
  • Why Use Programme Management?
  • Overcoming Common Challenges
  • Programme Environment

Module 2: MSP Principles

  • Principles
  • Lead with Purpose
  • Collaborate Across Boundaries
  • Deal with Ambiguity
  • Align with Priorities
  • Deploy Diverse Skills
  • Realise Measurable Benefits
  • Bring Pace and Value

Module 3: MSP Processes

  • Programme Lifecycle

Module 4: An Introduction to MSP Themes

  • Programme Governance
  • Plan - Do - Check - Act Cycle
  • Programme Strategy
  • Programme Plans

Module 5: Identify the Programme

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Process Activity
  • Programme Mandate
  • Activities
  • Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes in this Process

Module 6: Organisation

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Governance Approach
  • Risk Appetite
  • Organisation Structure
  • Sponsoring Group
  • Programme Board
  • Programme Office
  • Individual Roles
  • Senior Responsible Owner (SRO)
  • Programme Manager
  • Business Change Manager (BCM)
  • Tailoring Programme Governance
  • Additional Governance Support Offices
  • Additional Individual Roles
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Stakeholder Engagement Approach
  • Stakeholder Engagement and
  • Communications Plan
  • Preparing for Change
  • Focus of the Key Roles for the Theme

Module 7: Design the Outcomes

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Process Activity
  • Activities
  • Responsibilities
  • Applications of the Theme in this Process

Module 8: Design

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships With Principles
  • Design Approach
  • Vision Statement
  • Benefits
  • Types of Benefits
  • Path to Benefits
  • Benefit Map (Top-down)
  • Benefit Map (Bottom-Up)
  • Understanding Benefits
  • Measuring and Realising Benefits
  • Benefit Profile
  • Risk Identification and Prioritisation
  • Types of Programme Risk
  • Risk Prioritisation
  • Target Operating Model
  • Current and Target Operating Models
  • Focus of Key Roles for the Theme

Module 9: Plan Progressive Delivery

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes in this Process

Module 10: Justification

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Programme Mandate
  • Funding Approach
  • Programme Brief
  • Business Case
  • Measures of Benefit
  • Financial Planning
  • Programme Costs
  • Focus of the Key Roles for the Theme

Module 11: Deliver the Capabilities

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Manage the Tranche
  • Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes in This Process

Module 12: Structure

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Delivery Approach
  • Establishing the Appropriate Pace
  • Delivery Planning
  • Multimodal Delivery
  • Dependencies
  • Benefits Realisation Planning
  • Resourcing Approach
  • Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Focus of Key Roles For the Theme

Module 13: Assurance

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Assurance Approach
  • Assurance at Multiple Levels
  • Three Lines of Defence
  • Assurance Planning
  • Drivers for Assurance
  • Assurance Success Factors
  • Focus of Key Roles for the Theme

Module 14: Embed the Outcomes

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes in this Process

Module 15: Knowledge

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Knowledge and Learning Approach
  • Knowledge Management
  • Ensuring Lessons are Learned
  • Information Approach
  • Information Management
  • Focus of Key Roles for the Theme

Module 16: Evaluate New Information

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes in this Process

Module 17: Decisions

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships With Principles
  • Decision-making Approach
  • Decision-Making Hierarchy
  • Issue Resolution Approach
  • Risk Response Approach
  • Risk Response Options
  • Data-Gathering and Reporting
  • Options Analysis
  • Focus of Key Roles for the Theme

Module 18: Close the Programme

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes in this Process