What is MSP?
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) is a methodology that comprises a set of principles and processes for use when managing a programme. A programme is made up of a specific set of projects identified by an organisation that together will deliver some defined objective, or set of objectives, for the organisation. The objectives, or goals, of the programme are typically at a strategic level so that the organisation can achieve benefits and improvements in its business operation.
Programme Management and Project Management
A programme is made up of a specific set of related projects identified by an organisation that together will deliver some defined objective, or set of objectives, for the organisation.
The objectives, or goals, of the programme are typically at a strategic level so that the organisation can achieve benefits and improvements in its business operation.
There is a close link between Programme Management and project management because the programme is made up of projects and is only successful if the projects within it succeed. The concept of a programme is that it should deliver more than the ‘sum of its parts’.
In other words, without Programme Management, the projects would probably still be able to deliver their particular outcomes but these would not be co-ordinated or integrated into the achievement of a strategic business goal.
The Principles in MSP advise how to:
Organise people to ensure responsibilities and lines of communication are clear
Plan the work in a way which achieves results
Ensure that the organisation benefits from undertaking the programme
Ensure that all interested parties (the stakeholders) are involved
Resolve issues which arise
Identify and manage risks
Keep up to date information which tracks the continually changing environment
Audit a programme to ensure standards are being followed
The Processes in MSP describe how to:
Identify the aim of the programme and envisaged benefits to the organisation
Define the programme, and specify how the organisation will be different afterwards
Establish the programme
Monitor and co-ordinate the projects within a programme to a successful conclusion
Manage the transition between the ‘old’ and ‘new’ ways of working, ensuring benefit
Close the programme and ensure the ‘end goal’ has been achieved.
MSP Foundation is the entry level to the MSP qualification scheme and is a prerequisite to all further MSP training. Delegates can study MSP Foundation on its own to learn MSP basics and terminology or as a prerequisite for further study.
MSP® Foundation Online Course
The MSP Foundation Certification is suitable for individuals who want to demonstrate they have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to work effectively with a Programme Management team or act as an informed member of a Program office, business change or project delivery team within a MSP supporting environment.The MSP Foundation Certificate is also a pre-requisite for individuals wishing to achieve the MSP Practitioner Qualification.
ONLINE COURSE INCLUDES:
- High Quality Videos
- Two Simulated Practice Tests (each test has 75 questions, and is for 1 hour)
- Downloadable Study Guides – All chapters
- Chapter Tests – All chapters
- Terms and Concepts – All chapters
- Course Validity – 60 days