Course Introduction

MSP® Training (Managing Successful Programmes), is a methodology accommodating a specific set of process and principles which apply to managing a programme. These MSP® courses are of a flexible format which means that they can be applied to a variety of scenarios and adapted to person and project centred circumstances within the MSP® certification.                                

Programming is composed of a variety of different MSP® Training projects which all uniquely contribute to the structure of successful programme management. MSP® course framework is centred on three core concepts which are:

MSP® Principles - These have been extracted from successes and failures of previous programme management projects. Identifying common occurrences within a managing programme increases efficiency in future projects.

MSP® Government - The factors that come under this title are a clear insight on different organisations approach to the management of programming. These factors determine the suitable structures, teams and controls to ensure the greatest chance for success.

MSP® Transformational Flow - A transformational flow allows the organisation to plan an effective route through the programming lifecycle.

 

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What's Included

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Course Content

The MSP® Foundation and Practitioner 5 day training course is in a classroom based atmosphere and delivered by a highly skilled, experienced and qualified trainer. The first three days of the training involves getting delegates familiar with the course materials and a basic understanding of the principals involved. After the three days of the course, candidates will undertake a Foundation Exam. Following the successful completion of the Foundation Exam, there will be one day of preparation for the MSP® Practitioner Exam with the final day involving the completion of the Exam. MSP® Foundation Training has a three-day duration and is followed by MSP® Practitioner Training for the final two days. Below is an analysis of the subjects covered in the 5-day course:

  • Principles of MSP®
  • Governance theme
  • Organisation
  • Vision
  • Leadership and stakeholder engagement
  • Benefits realisation management
  • Blueprint design and delivery
  • Planning and Control
  • The business case
  • Risk management and issue resolution
  • Quality management
  • Transformational flow overview
  • Identifying a programme
  • Defining a programme
  • Managing the tranches
  • Delivering the capability
  • Realising the benefits
  • Closing a programme
  • Tailoring MSP® to the programme environment.

 

The Foundation aspect of the MSP® Foundation and Practitioner Training course is to ensure that the candidate has a sufficient and useful amount of knowledge in order to move on to the next level of MSP® Training which is MSP® practitioner. MSP® Foundation Training focuses on the principles and terminology as well as the formats of MSP® training. These skills will allow the delegates to practically carry out the management of a project. The aspect of being able to interact with different teams including the transformation team, business change team and through to the delivery team. Becoming an active contributor to the workplace will maximise the proficiency of managing an MSP® Training programme.

A benefit of doing these two MSP® Training courses an s a combined course is that you can gather two qualifications in the space of 5 days. This means that there will be more of a chance to apply your qualification at a faster rate, potentially maximising your chance of being involved in the next programming project. 

Combining these two qualifications together is also a more cost and time efficient way to gain qualifications. A practitioner MSP® Training course cannot be completed without an MSP® Foundation qualification so completing these at the same time means that you will have more of a clearer and fresher understanding of what is required of you and therefore completing both exams with potentially more confidence.

 

MSP® Foundation Exam

The Foundation Exam is a multiple choice exam with 75 questions. 5 of these are test questions and will not be counted as part of the final score. The requirement to pass the exam is a score of at least 35/70 or 50%. The exam is 60 minutes in duration and has a ‘closed book’ procedure.

 

MSP® Practitioner Examination

The Practitioner Exam is a multiple choice exam with a passing grade of 40/80 or 50% again, under the same conditions as the Foundation exam. MSP® Practitioner status should be re-registered every 3 to 5 years via the MSP® re-registration examination.

 

Datrix Training offers different formats to complete the MSP® Foundation and Practitioner training course. Online Training is a beneficial format for a client with a busy schedule and using this course as an addition their former job. Spacing the course over 90 days with a total of 10 hours to study, allows candidates to be flexible with their learning. Available 24/7 means that timing is not a problem and can fit around their lifestyle.

Online Training at Datrix Training is also a cheaper alternative to Classroom Training as travelling costs are eliminated. Even though there is a lack of personal contact with our trainers, there is an online alternative. Our support suite offers all the support candidates need from tutoring to technical to administrative advice. There is also now the ability to discuss their learning with other online students through our discussion suite. Our online training classes do not lack anything compare to our training courses due to our fantastically structured engaging and interactive courses.

Classroom Training is the most popular option for our clients here at Datrix Training. Interacting with other clients with the same aims allow candidates to expand their knowledge and perspectives. Having peers that candidates can exchange ideas with is beneficial for communication skills and team building.

Onsite Training is one of the most efficient types of training in regards to comfortability with candidates. Learning a new set of skills within their own work place makes the methods more applicable at a faster rate. Thi is because their work area has been used as a demonstration for hows to carry out these projects in a workplace. What makes this so beneficial is that candidates are familiar with the equipment candidates will need. Another factor that makes Onsite Training popular when training a cluster of employees is that candidates are familiar with them. When candidates train in a group of familiar faces, confidence is developed quicker, communicating is easier and candidates can gain a lot more knowledge out of the course. Also, learning alongside people candidates will be working with on future projects help candidates to establish an ethos with one another and learn each other's thought processes. This can help in the future a\s candidates will know how to work efficiently and more effectively.

If you would like to find out any more information about the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner training course, please contact us on 0800 781 0626 or send us a message to info@datrixtraining.com

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FAQs

What are the exam details for this course?

MSP® Foundation Examination The Foundation Exam is a multiple choice exam with 75 questions. 5 of these are test questions and will not be counted as part of the final score. The requirement to pass the exam is a score of at least 35/70 or 50%. The exam is 60 minutes in duration and has a ‘closed book’ procedure.

MSP® Practitioner Examination
The Practitioner Exam is a multiple choice exam with a passing grade of 40/80 or 50% again, under the same conditions as the Foundation exam. MSP® Practitioner status should be re-registered every 3 to 5 years via the MSP® re-registration examination.

What are the benefits of taking this course?

Some of the benefits for taking this course include:

  • Enable more effective delivery of change
  • Keep the focus on the business change objectives
  • Provide a framework for senior management to direct the change process
  • Encourage more efficient use of resources through project prioritisation and integration
  • Provide better management of risk because the wider context is understood
  • Achieve business benefits during and after the programme through a formal process
  • Improve control of costs, standards and quality
  • Enable more effective management of the Business Case
  • Provide more efficient control of a complex range of activities
  • Provide clear definition of roles and responsibilities
  • Deliver a smooth transition from current to future business operation

What are the prerequisites for taking this course?

Following booking approval, pre-course materials will be sent to the candidate and certain features will need to be completed. Firstly, the Introduction, Principles and the Introduction to Themes sections of the course must be read and understood, secondly a pre-course workbook is to be completed and handed to the trainer on the first day of the course.

The pre-course work is designed to take approximately 15 hours of independent study previous to the start date.

There are no pre-requisites to take the course, however in order to take the Practitioner Exam candidates must attain a passing grade in the Foundation Exam.

What’s included with the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner course?

  • 2011 Edition Managing Successful Programmes OGC Manual (distributed on first day of training)
  • Courseware Book
  • Pre-Course Material
  • Exams
  • Certificate
  • Highly skilled and knowledgeable Instructor
  • Refreshments

What is the experience of the instructor(s) delivering my course?

All of our instructors at Datrix are accredited and have over ten years of experience worldwide.

What time shall I arrive at the venue?

Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am.

How can I find more information?

If you would like to know any more information about our courses, please contact us on 0800 781 0626 or send us an e-mail on info@datrixtraining.com