What is MSP &Who should attend this Course?


What is MSP?

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) encourages project managers to take a systematic approach to managing programs of business change. The well-known MSP course enables you to see the benefits of strategic importance when it comes to programme management.

Unlike simpler stand-alone projects, programmes need to direct objectives at a strategic level to improve the business operation.

MSP comprises of a set of principles and processes which is used for managing a programme. It is known to be successful in the delivery of transformational change and can be adapted to meet the unique needs of your business.

The MSP Framework consists of 3 core concepts:

  • MSP Principles

These are especially derived from lessons learnt from successful and unsuccessful programme experiences. They are common factors that underpin the success of change. The MSP Principles are:

  • Keeping aligned with corporate strategy
  • Leading change in a programme
  • Achieving transformational change through envisioning and communicating
  • Focusing on end benefits and what could threaten these benefits
  • Adding value
  • Compiling and delivering coherent capability
  • Learning from experience
  • MSP Governance Themes

These constitute how an organisation approaches programme management. It includes the placement of the right leadership, production team, team structures and controls, ensuring the best chance for success. The MSP Themes are:

  • Programme organisation
  • Vision (how to develop and maintain a vision statement)
  • Stakeholder and leadership engagement
  • Benefits management
  • Blueprint design and deliver
  • Planning and control
  • The business case
  • Risk management
  • Quality and assurance management
  • MSP Transformational Flow

This relates to the lifecycle of a programme, from start to finish, including the delivery of the new outcomes and benefits. The MSP transformation flow includes:

  • Identifying a programme
  • Analysing then defining a programme
  • Managing the tranches
  • Delivering the capability
  • Realising the benefits
  • Closing down all programme activity

Who should take this course?

MSP is a globally recognised course, ideal for:

  • Any professional in a programme management role
  • Project Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Operational Managers