Business Excellence Skillnet
We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of free places for jobseekers on our network programmes
DATES: 13th - 17th May 2013
TIME: 9. 00 am 5.00 pm
COST: 1275.00 per member / 1400 non member
Programme Management is the discipline of managing a series of related projects, known collectively as a programme.
The successful management of a programme requires a specific set of leadership and management skills that go beyond the discipline of project management.
The internationally recognized Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) course focuses on the key skills and knowledge required by programme managers to effectively deliver a successful programme.
Particular attention is paid to the challenges that are often encountered by programme managers.
MSP® is used as the best practice methodology for managing programmes by the Office of Government Commerce (UK) and the United Nations.
Trigraph in partnership with APM group-accredited Novare bring you this excellent course to allow successful participants become fully accredited with this international qualification.
Benefits of effective programme management include:
Optimization of programme and project resources
Clear alignment of project outcomes with overall business goals
Benefits are measurable while challenges are controllable
Three days for Foundation level only. Five days to reach full Practitioner level. It is possilbe to attend the final 2 days if you have previously completed a foundation course and want to convert to practitioner level.
Course Work Overview
The course comprises pre-course work followed by a mixture of learning sessions, group exercises and programme scenario based practical work.
During the course, delegates will undertake a number of exercises and mock examinations from these they will gain feedback on their progress towards eventual success. Delegates should expect to undertake 1 2 hours of revision work on the 1st night of the course
Prior to the Course
Delegates will be sent the following:
Managing Successful Programmes using MSP®
Delegates should read the manual covering the Overview of MSP®, Principles of Programme Management and the Programme Management Lifecycle and familiarize themselves with the content and structure of the method.
Managing Successful Programmes Pocketbook
Delegates should use the pocketbook as a pre-course revision aid to become familiar with the key products and processes of MSP®
It is essential that delegates complete some pre-course preparation by reading the MSP® official manual Managing Successful Programmes prior to attending the course.
Delegates should also complete any further suggested pre-course work. In total aim to do a minimum of 8 10 hours pre-course reading to prepare for the course.
There is a direct relationship between the amount of pre-course preparation and the eventual pass-rates for the exam.
Delegates will be expected to:
- Undertake approximately 2 hours of homework on the first night of the course.
- Continue to read Managing Successful Programmes
MSP® Exam Format
The Foundation exam tests general understanding of the fundamental principles of MSP® - the exam is 40 minutes long. The exam is a closed book, multiple choice paper. There are 50 questions and the pass mark is 30 out of 50 representing 60%.
The Practitioner exam lasts for two and a half hours - is based on objective testing - 9 questions - 180 marks available - 90 marks or more are required to pass - Open-book (only the MSP® Guide is allowed).
MSP® is written primarily for those who are involved in the direction, management, support and delivery of programmes. Including:
- Programme Managers
- Business Change Managers
- Programme Office staff.
- Programme Directors
- Senior Responsible Owners
- All Programme Sponsors
Catherine Hutton, Manager - Training Services, Trigraph Professional Training, 12 Lower Hatch St. Dublin 2
Tel: Main Switch +353 1 6390050 or Mobile +353 87 2948615 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.trigraph.ie
The Business Excellence Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.
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