MSP®: Achieving Practitioner Certification Training

Level: Intermediate
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Prepare to achieve your MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) Foundation and Practitioner certifications with this training course. As a certified MSP Practitioner, you demonstrate your knowledge of the Managing Successful Programmes framework, and understand how to apply proven concepts and best practices for successfully delivering transformational change.

Key Features of this MSP: Achieving Practitioner Certification Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • Take2 exam re-sit included (eligible on public events starting after April 1, 2021)

You Will Learn How To:

  • Prepare for and take the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation and Practitioner Exams
  • Apply the MSP Principles and Governance Themes
  • Identify and define programmes that support your organisation’s strategic objectives
  • Manage the programme to attain measurable benefits



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  • 5-day instructor-led training course
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
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Note: This course runs for 5 Days

  • 10 - 14 Jan 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM GMT Online (AnyWare) Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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Achieving Practitioner Certification Training Information

  • Course Preparation

    • The reading materials (Learning Tree Precourse Study Guide and Managing Successful Programmes 2011 Edition) are shipped to you prior to your training course.
    • 20 hours of precourse reading and 2 hours of home study each evening are required.
  • Take2 Exam Retake Information

    Wouldn’t you like to sit your exam knowing that you could have another shot if the outcome is not what you expected? With Learning Tree, now you can! Effective April 1, 2021, this Learning Tree training course features the Take2 re-sit exam option. In the case of an unsuccessful result, you can retake the exam within six months of your first try.

Achieving Practitioner Certification Training Outline

  • Introduction to MSP

    • Adhering to MSP Principles
    • Defining the processes and themes
  • Transformational Flow Processes

    Identifying a programme

    • Appointing the Sponsoring Group and Programme Board
    • Developing a Programme Brief
    • Creating a Programme Preparation Plan

    Defining a programme

    • Refining the Vision Statement and Blueprint
    • Modelling the benefits
    • Establishing a Programme Plan
    • Designing governance arrangements
    • Confirming the Business Case
    • Bringing together the Programme Definition Document

    Managing the tranche

    • Implementing defined governance for the programme
    • Undertaking audit and assurance reviews
    • Maintaining alignment between programme blueprint and business strategy objectives
    • Managing risks and issues

    Delivering the capability

    • Starting projects
    • Engaging stakeholders
    • Controlling project delivery
    • Closing projects

    Realising the benefits

    • Preparing for transition
    • Undergoing transition
    • Measuring the benefits

    Closing a programme

    • Confirming programme closure
    • Reviewing the programme
    • Disbanding the programme organisation
  • Leading the Programme

    Programme organisation

    • Designing a programme organisational structure
    • Identifying responsibilities of everyone involved

    Ensuring stakeholder engagement

    • Analysing and identifying stakeholders
    • Profiling and mapping stakeholder interests and issues
    • Developing a Communications Plan
    • Measuring communication effectiveness
  • Aligning the Vision, Blueprint and Business Case

    Creating the Vision and Blueprint

    • Designing a model of the future organisation
    • Modelling processes, organisation, information

    The Business Case

    • Creating and evolving the Business Case
    • Validating against the Vision and Blueprint
    • Testing the ongoing viability of the programme
  • Governing the Programme

    Planning and controlling the programme

    • Deciding on the structure of the tranches
    • Defining the contents of a Programme Plan
    • Resourcing the programme
    • Identifying how the programme will be controlled with associated responsibilities

    Benefits management

    • Mapping, profiling and categorising benefits
    • Employing the benefits management cycle

    Managing risks and issues

    • Controlling the aggregated risk profile
    • Responding to threats and opportunities
    • Resolving issues

    Quality and assurance management

    • Designing a Quality and Assurance Management Strategy for a programme
    • Achieving the right level of quality
    • Applying the principles of assurance management
  • Foundation and Practitioner Exams

    Preparing for the exams

    • Gaining insight into the exam process
    • Practising with sample exam questions

    Foundation Exam: Day 4

    • Taking the exam
    • Obtaining results

    Practitioner Exam: Day 5

    • Taking the exam
    • Completing the necessary APMG paperwork

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Achieving Practitioner Certification Training FAQs

  • Can I learn Achieving Practitioner Certification Training online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

  • How do I know if I am eligible for the Take2 exam retake option?

    For publicly scheduled course events with a start date after April 1, 2021, Learning Tree will set up the Take2 option for all attendees when we order your exam voucher. If you aren’t successful on your first exam, you will be notified by PeopleCert that you are eligible to register for the exam retake. Unfortunately, those who attended a course event before April 1 and attendees of private or closed training events are not eligible for this benefit unless this has been pre-agreed.

  • How much does the Take2 exam retake cost?

    Though exam vouchers can cost hundreds of dollars, there is no additional cost to you to sign up for the Take2 re-sit program. Take2 is an additional complimentary benefit offered to you by Learning Tree.

  • Does the Take2 exam retake option expire?

    Yes, you must re-sit the exam within six months of your initial exam.

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