MSP® - Advanced Practitioner Certification

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MSP® - Advanced Practitioner Certification

MSP®

MSP® is a best-practice guide from AXELOS Limited, describing a structured approach for managing programmes. It has been developed using the collective expertise and practical experience of some of the leading practitioners in the field. This means that it not only reflects best practice, but is also an accessible, workable technique that has been tested by those working in the real world. 

This MSP® Advanced Practitioner course been designed and developed to allow experienced Programme staff to show their enhanced understanding of the MSP framework by applying MSP using their own experience together with the MSP framework in a given case study. 

We specialize in working with organizations and individuals to understand how MSP works and how to effectively integrate it in to the existing structures and processes of your business or organization. The candidate must hold a valid MSP Practitioner qualification before taking the Advanced Practitioner exam.

Course materials are based on the 2011 edition of “Managing Successful Programmes”, a given case study and include examinations based on this manual.


Course Pre-Requisites 

Prior to sitting the course, delegate are expected to undertake up to 10 hours pre-course work usually consisting of:

1) Directed reading of the manual including Introduction, Principles, Introduction to Themes from the “Managing Successful Programmes”
2) Work through a Pre-course workbook which includes a 35 page case study that will be used by the delegate during the course and the exam.

Pre-course work will require approximately 10 hours of study prior to the course start date. The MSP® Advanced Practitioner training event is an intensive 2.5 day course that includes the MSP® Advanced Practitioner examination within the course. Although you do not need to do all the pre-course work the more you complete before the event the less intense the course will be.

MSP® Advanced Practitioner Exam Information 

This is a 3 hour written exam with questions based on the case study reviewed during the course. The pass mark of 35 out of 70. Success in this examination indicates that the candidate could apply MSP® to the running and managing of a non-complex programmes. 

To retain a MSP® Registered Advanced Practitioner status a delegate should take and pass either the MSP® Advanced Practitioner exam every 3 to 5 years. Alternatively, for reregistration a case study dissertation can be submitted based on the candidates own experienced but answering specific MSP framework questions as applied to the stated case study.

MSP®Course Structure

Our MSP® Advanced Practitioner 2.5 day course follows a two part structure. The first two days of the course involve detailed review of the content of the MSP® manual together with preparing the case study for the Advanced practitioner examination. The second part is sitting the 3 hour written exam on the final day of the course.

MSP®-Foundation & Practitioner Training Process

For all organisations we can tailor and plan any training event to maximise delegates’ potential in the PRINCE2® training environment. Following confirmation of booking and receipt of the fee ABSC Solutions Ltd will arrange to send the Pre-Course work to the delegate.

The pre-course work usually consists of:

1) Directed reading of the manual including Introduction, Principles, Introduction to Themes from the “Managing Successful Projects”
2) Depending on the delegate learning style and/or time available work through a Pre-course workbook which will be used by the delegate during the course.

The pre-course work will require around up to 20 hours of study prior to the course start date. The MSP® Foundation and Practitioner training event is an intensive 5 day course that includes the MSP® Foundation and Practitioner examinations within the course. Although you do not need to do all the pre-course work the more you complete before the event the less intense the course should be.

Course Content Application to a Given Case Study

Overview & Principles of MSP®Tailoring MSP® to a programme environment

Transformational flow
  • Transformational Flow Overview
  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Managing the Tranches
  • Delivering the Capability
  • Realising the Benefits
  • Closing a programme
Key Documents
Health Checks
Examination practice and technique


Governance Themes
  • Governance Themes Overview
  • Vision
  • Blueprint design and delivery
  • Organisation
  • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Benefit Realisation Management
  • Planning and Control
  • The Business Case
  • Risk management and Issue resolution
  • Quality management

Looking for training courses or business coaching in Bristol? Call ABSC Solutions on 0117 924 3733
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