Managing Successful Programmes Study Guide

Book description


Helping all organizations - public sector and private, large and small - achieve successful outcomes from their programme management.

Table of contents

  1. Managing Successful Programmes Study Guide
    1. Contents
    2. List of figures
    3. Foreword
    4. Acknowledgements
    5. 1 Introduction
      1. 1.1 Purpose of this guide
      2. 1.2 Purpose of this chapter
      3. 1.3 Introducing MSP
      4. Figure 1.1 MSP’s relationship with other Best Management Practice guides
      5. 1.4 MSP qualifications
      6. 1.5 Re-registration qualifications
      7. 1.6 General information
        1. 1.6.1 Conventions
        2. 1.6.2 Answer booklet
        3. Figure 1.2 How to complete an answer sheet (example)
    6. 2 The MSP syllabus
      1. 2.1 Introduction
      2. 2.2 High-level performance definition of a successful candidate
        1. 2.2.1 Foundation
        2. 2.2.2 Practitioner
        3. 2.2.3 Advanced Practitioner
      3. 2.3 Learning Outcomes Assessment Model
        1. 2.3.1 Background
        2. 2.3.2 MSP Learning Outcomes Assessment Model
      4. 2.4 Syllabus areas
        1. 2.4.1 All syllabus areas
        2. 2.4.2 Content of boundary documents
        3. 2.4.3 Transformational flow
      5. 2.5 Syllabus presentation
      6. 2.6 Syllabus summary
        1. 2.6.1 Overview, principles and governance themes overview
        2. 2.6.2 Organization and programme office
        3. 2.6.3 Vision
        4. 2.6.4 Leadership and stake holderengagement
        5. 2.6.5 Benefits management
        6. 2.6.6 Blueprint design and delivery
        7. 2.6.7 Planning and control
        8. 2.6.8 Business case
        9. 2.6.9 Risk and issue management
        10. 2.6.10 Quality and assurance management
        11. 2.6.11 Transformational flow
    7. 3 Foundation examination
      1. 3.1 Purpose of this chapter
      2. 3.2 Examination format
      3. 3.3 Learning levels covered
        1. 3.3.1 Level 1 – knowledge
        2. 3.3.2 Level 2 – comprehension
      4. 3.4 Question booklet
      5. 3.5 Types of question
        1. 3.5.1 Standard
        2. 3.5.2 Negative
        3. 3.5.3 Select
      6. 3.6 Syllabus areas (1/5)
      7. 3.6 Syllabus areas (2/5)
      8. 3.6 Syllabus areas (3/5)
      9. 3.6 Syllabus areas (4/5)
      10. 3.6 Syllabus areas (5/5)
        1. 3.6.1 Overview, principles and governance themes overview (PT)
        2. 3.6.2 Organization and programme office (OP)
        3. 3.6.3 Vision (VS)
        4. 3.6.4 Leadership and stakeholder engagement (LS)
        5. 3.6.5 Benefits management (BM)
        6. 3.6.6 Blueprint design and delivery (BL)
        7. 3.6.7 Planning and control (PL)
        8. 3.6.8 The business case (BC)
        9. 3.6.9 Risk and issue management (RM)
        10. 3.6.10 Quality and assurance management (QA)
        11. 3.6.11 The transformational flow (TF)
    8. 4 Practitioner examination
      1. 4.1 Purpose of this chapter
      2. 4.2 Examination format
        1. 4.2.1 Scenario booklet
        2. Figure 4.1 Timescale and tranches diagram for thesales channel programme
        3. 4.2.2 Question booklet
        4. 4.2.3 Answer booklet
      3. 4.3 Use of the MSP guide
      4. 4.4 Learning levels covered
      5. 4.5 Types of question (1/3)
      6. 4.5 Types of question (2/3)
      7. 4.5 Types of question (3/3)
        1. 4.5.1 Classic multiple choice
        2. 4.5.2 Multiple response
        3. 4.5.3 Matching
        4. 4.5.4 Assertion–reason
      8. 4.6 Syllabus areas (1/6)
      9. 4.6 Syllabus areas (2/6)
      10. 4.6 Syllabus areas (3/6)
      11. 4.6 Syllabus areas (4/6)
      12. 4.6 Syllabus areas (5/6)
      13. 4.6 Syllabus areas (6/6)
        1. 4.6.1 Overview, principles and governance themes overview (PT)
        2. 4.6.2 Organization and programme office (OP)
        3. 4.6.3 Vision (VS)
        4. 4.6.4 Leadership and stakeholder engagement (LS)
        5. 4.6.5 Benefits management (BM)
        6. 4.6.6 Blueprint design and delivery (BL)
        7. 4.6.7 Planning and control (PL)
        8. 4.6.8 The business case
        9. 4.6.9 Risk and issue management (RM)
        10. 4.6.10 Quality and assurance management (QA)
        11. 4.6.11 Transformational flow (TF)
    9. 5 Advanced Practitioner examination
      1. 5.1 Purpose of this chapter
      2. 5.2 Use of the MSP guide
      3. 5.3 Examination formats
        1. 5.3.1 Advanced Practitioner examination
        2. 5.3.2 Re-registration examination
      4. 5.4 Learning levels covered
      5. 5.5 Types of question
      6. 5.6 Language and style
      7. 5.7 Reasons why people fail
      8. Figure 5.1 Elements of a model answer
      9. 5.8 A typical Advanced Practitioner examination part‑question
        1. 5.8.1 Sample question – Stakeholders and communications (40 marks)
        2. 5.8.2 Analysis and planning
        3. 5.8.3 Visualization
        4. 5.8.4 Break down the question
        5. 5.8.5 Sample answer statements
      10. 5.9 A typical Advanced Practitioner re-registration dissertation topic
        1. 5.9.1 Context
        2. 5.9.2 Explain how and why the arrangements were set up
        3. 5.9.3 The use of MSP
        4. 5.9.4 Interaction with the wider organization
    10. 6 Revision guide
      1. 6.1 Foundation level
      2. 6.2 Practitioner level
      3. 6.3 Advanced Practitioner level
      4. 6.4 Worksheets (1/2)
      5. 6.4 Worksheets (2/2)
        1. 6.4.1 Information sources and documents
        2. 6.4.2 Inputs and outputs
        3. 6.4.3 Syllabus area – responsibilities and accountabilities
        4. 6.4.4 Key definitions
    11. Appendix A: Structure of the MSP guide
      1. A.1 Purpose of this appendix
      2. A.2 MSP guide format
        1. Part 1 Introduction and programme management principles
        2. Part 2 Governance themes
        3. Part 3 Transformational flow
        4. Part 4 Appendices
    12. Further information
    13. Glossary (1/2)
    14. Glossary (2/2)
    15. Index (1/2)
    16. Index (2/2)

Product information

  • Title: Managing Successful Programmes Study Guide
  • Author(s): AXELOS
  • Release date: September 2013
  • Publisher(s): TSO
  • ISBN: 9780113313969