Program management is rising in popularity. Program management is the discipline that helps manage resources and dependencies across multiple projects whilst implementing strategic changes to the organization.
This course covers the basics and main principles of the MSP® methodology for managing successful programs. MSP® is an internationally recognized methodology. The MSP® 2011 Foundation course is the entry level certification course for Best Practices training in MSP.
This course is delivered using a case study designed to further enhance and cement the candidates understanding of MSP®. Students who have attended this course are suitably prepared to successfully take the associated MSP® Foundation certification test which is a requirement for attending any of the further learning courses (MSP® Practitioner and MSP® Advanced Practitioner level training) available in this track.
Course and Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- To be able to understand and apply the main principles of MSP®
- To learn how to manage programs according to the MSP® methodology
- To distinguish the different MSP® flows
- To be able to realize strategic changes in organizations
- To be up to date with state of the art developments in program
- To Prepare to take the MSP® Foundation Certification exam
The course will cover the following topics:
- Strategy and program management
- Start-up and organization of a program
- The MSP® flows
- Vision, blueprint en project portfolio management
- Issue-, risk- and configuration management
- Stakeholder management
- Program planning
- Quality Management
- Practical cases and examples
- Exam training for MSP® Foundation
- The MSP® Foundation exam.
Course Student Material:
Students will receive a MSP® Foundation classroom workbook containing all of the presentation materials, course notes, case study and sample exams.
Additional reference materials are not required for this course.
There are no pre-requisites for this course, although a basic knowledge of Service Management concepts will be helpful.
Program managers, Program Executives and sponsors Any member of a Program or project management team.