The objective of the combined MSP Foundation and Practitioner course is to give participants an understanding of the 'Managing Successful Programmes' (MSP) philosophy and how it can be applied to live programmes.
The course is interactive, with presentation sessions interspersed with group exercises and discussions. Evening consolidation and preparation work is required in order to gain maximum benefit from the course.
The course is recommended for managers working towards a role with full-time responsibility within a programme environment.
The course is across 5 days.
Participants receive a comprehensive pre-course preparation pack, the OGC publication Managing Successful Programmes and detailed course slides and notes. In addition, participants work through case study based exercises to prepare them for the MSP Foundation and Practitioner exams.
The course is presented by Global Knowledge, specialist providers of IT service management, project management and programme management training and consultancy. All trainers have undergone the rigorous assessment process administered by the APM Group on behalf of the Cabinet Office.
The use of hybrid trainer-managers is of great benefit to participants and ensures that illustrations and anecdotes have up-to-date validity and that the training given, while remaining true to the syllabus, is also pragmatic.
This course is combined with the MSP Foundation course and takes place over five consecutive days. The Foundation exam is taken on the afternoon of day three and the Practitioner exam is taken during the afternoon of day five.