MSP® Practitioner Re-Registration

Re-registration course for anyone wanting to renew their MSP Practitioner qualification

The MSP Practitioner qualification requires updating every 3-5 years.  To do this you simply need to take the MSP Practitioner re-registration examination.  This course reviews the necessary MSP material and highlights any changes that may have happen since you last sat the MSP Practitioner qualification and prepares you for the Re-registration exam.

The price listed includes an optional copy of the MSP® text book, this can be removed when booking if you already have an up to date copy.

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Purpose of this course

If you wish to maintain your status as an MSP Registered Practitioner status, it needs to be renewed every 3-5 years after the date shown on your original certificate. If you do not take the Re-registration exam within this timeframe then you will lose your 'registered' status.

Who is this course for

This course is intended for delegates who already hold the MSP Practitioner qualification, and who wish to re-register for a further 5 years. It provides revision of the method and gives guidance and practice in preparing for the current MSP Practitioner's Re-registration examination administered by the APM Group.

You will learn how to
  • Update your understanding of the MSP method in light of its revision in 2011
  • Apply the MSP method to a given scenario in a way that demonstrates understanding and application of the method
  • Use MSP processes and themes appropriately in a particular circumstance
Benefits for your organisation

The course relays the importance of an orderly management of change which, in a programme environment, is especially difficult to achieve. In particular, the course will focus on transition (preparing for it, enacting it and then, once it has occurred, realising benefits). A significant focus of the course is on benefits realisation: how claimed benefits must be properly tested for their validity and, if they are valid, how to make more likely the chance of them being realised.

Benefits for you as an individual

The course will help the delegate to manage a complex change environment. Attendees will appreciate the different perspectives that are germane to risk management, how stakeholders can be identified and engaged, how to prepare for transition and how benefits should be identified and evaluated.

Identification Programme
  • Detailed review of techniques to take a programme from concept to feasibility and a Programme Brief.
Definition Programme
  • Development of future business models and planning and application to a case study.
Managing the Tranche
  • Steps and mechanisms used to enable the programme to flex to external events and keep the programme under control.
Realising Benefits
  • Application of steps and activities required to take the capabilities delivered by the projects to release the benefits.
Delivering Capability
  • Design of case study project portfolio to ensure that they deliver the required capabilities to the change programme.
Closing a Programme
  • Steps in a structured Closure to ensure that the defeat is not snatched from the jaws of victory.
Benefits Management
  • Identifying and defining, from the case study of a benefits strategy, followed by profiling and modelling their delivery.
Organisation and Governance
  • Design an organisational structure for a programme, identifying responsibilities and additional roles that could be required.
Vision and Blueprint
  • Establishing a viable Vision on which the programme should be based, and developing an optimal end game Blueprint that steers the programme.
Risk and Issue Management
  • Apply the 4 levels of Risk to the scenario, develop mitigation strategies and a process for resolution of issues.
Planning and Control
  • Define the contents of a Programme Plan and identify how the programme will be controlled, with associated responsibilities and tools.
Stakeholder Engagement and Leadership
  • Identify and analyse the stakeholders, profile and map their interests and issues and develop the Communications Plan.
Business Case
  • Look at the challenges for the Business Case in the case study scenario and its use as a control tool.
Quality Management
  • Design a Quality Management Strategy for a programme and the issues associated with implementation.

Delegates must have previously passed the MSP Practitioner examination

Pre-course work required

It is crucial that you bring a current copy of the Managing Successful Programmes book. The price listed includes an optional copy of the text book, this can be removed when booking if you already have an up to date copy.

There will be some self-study evening work during the course.

More about the exam

At the end of day two you will sit the open-book examination (only the MSP Guide is allowed) objective testing examination.  This 1 hour 15 minutes exam comprises of 3 questions. The pass mark is 50%.

This course is eligible for the PeopleCert Take2 scheme, please discuss at point of booking if this is of interest to you.
If taken as online proctored exam there is an additional £25 fee payable per exam