MSP or "Managing Successful Programmes" is best practice guidance and the most widely recognised accredited qualification for programme management. MSP Training Courses give you the skills to apply the MSP method to managing programmes of work. They will be of benefit to Programme Managers, Programme Team Members, Senior Business Managers and Change Managers. There was an update to the MSP guidance in 2011 to help ensure that it remains the leading best practice guidance for programme management.
MSP® & Programme Management Training Courses are available in Birmingham, Bath, Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Derby, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading, Southampton & Swindon.
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Managing programmes requires different skills from project management. This “best practice” guidance from the same stable as PRINCE2 is the standard approach for many organisationsCourse Info
Selecting the right projects can be as important as executing projects well. The MoP best practice guidance is for those with strategic responsibility for projects and programmesCourse Info
Programme Management Courses by Type
There are related courses which provide guidance on the selection of the "right projects" - and on how to support the implementation of Projects and Programmes.
MoP Training Courses
MoP or Management of Portfolios is the latest guidance from Axelos and is complementary to PRINCE2 and MSP. MoP training is aimed at Senior Management Team - SROs, Directors of Change, Programme Boards, Programme Directors, Portfolio Managers and Programme Managers. It addresses the competing demands of Changing the Business whilst Running the Business. As with other Axelos training and certification tracks there is a Foundation and Practitioner level
P30 Training Courses
P3O brings together a set of principles, processes and techniques to enable effective portfolio, programme and project management. The purpose of P3O is to provide universally applicable guidance that will enable individuals and organisations to successfully establish, develop and maintain appropriate business support structures that will enable informed senior management decision and successful delivery of business outcomes and benefits.
P30 training provides:
- An Introduction to P3O - Why, when and how to use P3O models
- The Value of P3O - Including a business case, funding models and performance measures.
- The P3O Model - An overview of the different P3O models with examples.
- P3O Functions and Techniques - Details on the functions/services and techniques/tools used
PMO Training Courses
The Project Management Office (PMO) in a business or professional enterprise is the department or group that defines and maintains the standards of process, generally related to project management, within the organisation.
The PMO strives to standardize and introduce economies of repetition in the execution of projects and is the source of documentation, guidance and metrics on the practice of project management and execution. In some organisations this is known as the Program Management Office (sometimes abbreviated to PgMO to differentiate); the subtle difference is that program management relates to governing the management of several related projects.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Focus is not an accredited training organisation, but wherever appropriate your training will be delivered by one of our fully accredited specialist partners.
For popular accredited courses such as PRINCE2® and ITIL® we work with over 30 high quality partners to bring you the most comprehensive schedule of courses.
Prices are competitive and you can book online with confidence.
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No, though you will find this helpful. Many programme managers have a project management background but experience within other business functions such as IT or quality management can be just as relevant.
MSP Practitioners and Advanced Practitioners need to sit a re-registration exam within 3-5 years of their original certification. This will demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development and ensure knowledge is up to date. The Advanced Practitioner re-registration involves a 1,500 word “dissertation”.
The Advanced Practitioner covers the same material and scope but in a bit more depth and with a more rigorous exam. Few people see benefit in this extra step.
Focus specialises in Project Management, Business Analysis and IT training. We offer the most comprehensive schedule of public courses and can also deliver in-house training options. Our trainers combine deep specialist knowledge with practical real world experience. We are committed to consistent high quality course delivery, and an efficient booking experience. You can read what other delegates thought of our MSP training here.
Our customers include APM Group, City College Norwich, Exeter City Council, Manchester Airport and Sheffield Hallam University.
We have an extensive range of courses suitable for business, IT and project professionals. This includes training in the areas of Prince2, MSP, APM, ITIL, Business Analysis, Microsoft Project and Software Testing.
Our most popular courses include Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner, MSP Practitioner, ITIL Foundation and ISTQB Software Testing Foundation. Contact a member of our sales team today to discuss your requirements.