MSP® Foundation & Practitioner

Course Overview

This MSP® Foundation and Practitioner Certification course provides an understanding of the principles, governance themes, and transformational flows defined in the MSP framework. The course advances your ability to engage with and meet the business requirements of your organization, preparing you for the MSP® Foundation and Practitioners exam.

Course Objectives

  • Program management principles
  • Program management processes
  • Risk mitigation
  • Governance Themes and Transformation Flows
  • Issue management
  • Quality control
  • Stakeholder management

Course Prequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for the MSP certification but candidates must pass the MSP Foundation-level exam to be eligible to take the MSP Practitioner exam

Target Audience

This MSP course is ideal for professionals employed in a program management role, senior project managers, program managers, operations managers, and quality assurance professionals.

Section 01: Introduction to Managing Successful Programs

Lesson 01: MSP Course Introduction

1 Course Introduction

2 Course Objectives

3 MSP-Introduction

4 About APMG and AXELOS

5 Value of MSP to Professionals

6 Value of MSP to Organisations

7 Updates in 2011 Edition of MSP

8 Requirements for Certification

9 MSP Examination

10 MSP Exam Pattern

11 About This Tutorial

12 Mapping of Lessons

13 Advanced Practitioner Exam (MSP®)

14 MSP Advanced Practitioner

15 MSP Advanced Practitioner (contd.)

16 Conclusion

Lesson 02: Introduction to MSP

Lesson 03: Using MSP

Lesson 04 – Programme Management Principles

Lesson 05 – Governance Themes Overview

Lesson 6 – Governance Themes and Transformation Flows

Lesson 07 – Transformational Flow Overview

Section 02: Governance Themes

Lesson 01: Program Organization

Lesson 02 – The Programme Board

Lesson 03 – Programme Organisation within the Transformational Flow

Lesson 04 – Vision

Lesson 05 – Vision and Transformational Flow

Lesson 06 – MSP Overview of Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement

Lesson 07 – Stakeholder Engagement Process

Lesson 08 – Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement within the Transformational Flow

Lesson 09 – Benefits Management and Categorisation

Lesson 10 – Benefits Management Cycle

Lesson 11 – Benefits Management and Transformational Flow

Lesson 12 – An Overview of Blueprint Design and Delivery

Lesson 13 – Designing the Blueprint Delivery

Lesson 14 – Blueprint Design and Delivery within the Transformational Flow

Lesson 15 – Overview of Planning and Control

Lesson 16 – Planning and Control Activities

Lesson 17 – Planning and Control within the Transformational Flow

Lesson 18 – Information Documents Used in Planning and Control

Lesson 19 – Introduction to Business Case

Lesson 20 – Business Case Review and Roles

Section 03: Governance Theme Contd.

Lesson 01 – Overview of Risk and Issue Management

Lesson 2 – Introduction to Risk Management

Lesson 3 – Introduction to Issue Management

Lesson 4 – Risk and Issue Management within the Transformational Flow

Lesson 5 – Quality and Assurance Management

Lesson 06 – Scope of Programme Quality

Lesson 07 – Overview of Assurance Management

Lesson 08 – Quality and Assurance Management within the Transformational Flow

Section 04: Transformational flow

Lesson 01 – Identifying a Programme

Lesson 2 – Identifying a Programme-Roles and Documents Used

Lesson 3 – Defining a Programme-Steps 1 to 4

Lesson 04 – Defining a Programme-Steps 5 to 12

Lesson 05 – Defining a Programme-Steps 13 to 17

Lesson 06 – Managing the Tranches-Steps 1 to 7

Lesson 07 – Managing the Tranches-Steps 8 to 13

Lesson 08 – Overview of Delivering the Capability

Lesson 09 – Roles Involved in Delivering the Capability

Lesson 10 – Realising the Benefits Step1

Lesson 11 – Realising the Benefits Step 2

Lesson 11 – Realising the Benefits Step 3

Lesson 12 – Closing a Programme

Lesson 13 – Steps in Closing a Programme

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