MSP: Foundation and Practitioner

MSP: Foundation and Practitioner

Overview 

This 5 day course includes both the Foundation and Practitioner Certifications

Purpose of the Foundation Certification
The purpose of the foundation qualification is to determine whether a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to interact effectively with those involved in the management of a programme or act as an informed member of a programme office, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP. The foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the practitioner qualification

Purpose of the Practitioner Certification
The purpose of the practitioner qualification is to determine whether a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to apply the guidance to their own work and, hence, act as an informed member of a programme management team. That is, someone responsible for managing, leading, supporting or advising on work within an MSP environment. Candidates should be capable of applying the MSP guidance in a relatively uncomplicated programme within an environment that uses MSP. This level is also a prerequisite for programme management professionals progressing toward the advanced practitioner qualification, and those aspiring to become programme management professionals in the future.

Duration

5 Days

Target Audience

Foundation - Members of a programme office, business change team members, project delivery team members, anyone who needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning MSP and those wishing to pursue higher level qualifications (e.g. programme managers, business change managers (BCMs) and senior responsible owners (SROs).

Practitioner - Project managers, BCMs, experts and advisers working within a programme office and other specialist/governance roles involved in supporting programmes following the MSP guidance together with those wishing to pursue higher level qualifications (e.g. programme managers). This level is also suitable for SROs.

Topics

Foundation candidates need to show that they understand the key principles and terminology within the MSP guidance. Specifically, successful candidates should be able to:

Distinguish between projects and programmes
Identify the MSP defined types of programme and their characteristics
Explain the benefits of applying the MSP guidance to the management of a programme of transformational change
Explain the purpose and areas of focus of the defined roles
Explain the purpose of the seven MSP principles, the nine governance themes and the six transformational flow processes
Explain the purpose of MSP programme information (documents).

Practitioner candidates need to exhibit the competences required for the foundation qualification and show that they can apply the MSP guidance in a relatively uncomplicated programme within a programme environment.Specifically, successful candidates should be able to:

Identify additional value as a result of managing the described change as an MSP programme
Explain and apply each of the MSP principles, the governance themes and the transformational flow processes and their activities ? Explain the relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes, the transformational flow, programme information (documents) and the MSP defined programme management roles
Produce and evaluate examples of MSP programme information (documents).


A more comprehensive course outline is available in the Course Download section, to the right of this page.

Course Details

Course Ref:

MSP

Course Duration:

5 Days

Course Location:

Sunderland

Course Dates:

4th Nov 2019 - 8th Nov 2019

Course Price (Excl VAT):

£1,495

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