This course is a rapid run through of the key principles of Programme Management and the processes that should be followed to achieve a successful outcome according to the Managing Successful Programme (MSP) framework.
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The course will cover the MSP methodology identifying the key elements and critical success factors for any programme and will provide an effective introduction for groups and teams of all levels at the start of an implementation or adoption of these techniques. It can also act as very effective preparation for the 5 day course.
Senior managers, Programme leaders, Project teams, Business analysts and Operations staff involved in change programmes or who wishes to understand what MSP can do for their programmes or organisation.
- Appreciate the framework offered by MSP to support programmes
- Become familiar with the roles and responsibilities associated with using MSP, such as the SRO, Programme Manager and Business Change Manager
- Appreciate the relationship between MSP’s principles, its transformational flow and its governance themes
- Appreciate the tension between strategy, programmes and business as usual
The course relays the importance of an orderly management of change which, in a programme environment, is especially difficult to achieve. The focus of the overview course is to highlight the strengths of the MSP framework, notably its emphasis on an orderly transition between the changes delivered by the programme and the operational environment that is to receive it, and, in addition, the techniques offered to identify and measure benefits.
The course will help you gain an awareness of the MSP framework, to appreciate the roles involved in its use and to understand the benefits of using the approach to manage programmes.
The key steps and the interface with strategic change drivers
The key elements of taking a programme from concept to reality
Controls to assure delivery of the new capability and the benefits
Organisational change concepts and interventions required to release benefits
The role of the projects in a programme scenario
Steps in a structured Closure to ensure that the defeat is not snatched from the jaws of victory
Painting a picture of a better future supported by a detailed description of the outcomes
The key roles and layers of control within a programme
Critical role of benefits and the processes that define and release them
Levels of Risk, responsibilities and mitigation strategies that can be used
Identify the contents of a Programme Plan and the role of Tranches and the Dependency Network
Techniques that can be used for identifying and managing stakeholders and effective communications
Key elements and its role as a control tool within a programme
Look at the role of Audit, Assurance and Configuration Management within a programme
There are no pre-requisites for this course and it is designed for people with minimal experience.