New Horizons Dubai MSP® course consists of five days of training to help you prepare for and pass the MSP® Foundation and Practitioner exams.
MSP Foundation and Practitioner is a globally-recognised Programme Management qualification which indicates knowledge of best practice in programme management and the ability to apply this knowledge to the workplace. The course includes both exams and has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
We recommend you complete a short pre-course workbook before the course begins. This will be provided.
This course is open to everyone and there are no prerequisites to attend.
Who Should Attend?
We recommend this course for anybody interested in learning more about Programme Management.
- The course is five days and structured in two parts
- During the first three days, you will prepare for the Foundation exam, which will be taken on the third day
- The final two days will cover material for the Practitioner exam, which you will take on the final day
- The course will cover the following topics:
- Principles of MSP®
- Governance Theme
- Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
- Benefit 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
MSP® Foundation and Practitioner Exams
- Multiple choice
- 60 minutes
- 75 questions, including 5 trial questions which are not counted in the final score
- Pass mark is 50%
- Uses objective testing, a type of multiple-choice
- 80 questions
- Pass mark is 50%
What is MSP®?
MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) is a best practice framework consisting of principles and processes to use in the management of programmes. MSP® breaks down large, complex organisational changes into more manageable projects, and is flexible enough to be adapted to meet the needs of any business.
MSP® is managed by the managing body AXELOS. High-profile users include BP, GlaxoSmithKline and the London Olympics.
The organisers of the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympic Games used MSP® to help them manage such a large and complex event.
The Games were a gigantic undertaking for London, and it was important to get them right. Getting the event to go off without a hitch required a vast amount of organisation; venues had to be built on time, transport had to be co-ordinated to work around the Games, and all the different departments and agencies involved, from the Home Office to the Metropolitan Police, had to deliver their services efficiently and effectively.
At the basic level, each project within the Olympic Games could be managed using a Project Management methodology such as PRINCE2. However, at the programme level, where groups of projects were collected together, a different kind of high-level methodology was needed. The principles of MSP were used in order to give structure to the programme, ensuring plans were pulled together and that risks were managed effectively.
The organisers of the Games also understood the importance of stakeholder engagement, a vital part of the MSP® framework. Stakeholders were kept in the loop throughout the project, not just through written reports, but through face to face communication. Furthermore, by looking at the successes and failures with previous Olympic Games, the London 2012 organisers were able to identify potential problems and take the steps to solve them in plenty of time.
Overall, the 2012 Olympic Games were a great success thanks to the programme management provided by MSP®. Every venue was constructed on time and the event stayed within budget.
MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS limited
Included in your professional certification; one year’s free BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Associate membership.
Upon passing your examination, make the most of your professional certification and continue your career development with BCS Associate membership. Whether you’re looking for career support through the BCS global skills, training and development framework, SFIAplus, seeking promotion or a network of new contacts, we’re here to support you. BCS membership provides exclusive access to resources, content and opportunities that will enrich your career.
BCS Membership allows you to give back to society. Some of the industry’s challenges are around personal data, health, education, and IT capabilities. By becoming part of our professional community you can get involved and do your bit to make IT good for society.
What is included?
- Latest version of the official Managing Successful Programmes Manual
- The Knowledge Academy Courseware Book
- Pre-Course Material
- Experienced Instructor