The purpose of the foundation qualification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to interact effectively with those involved in the management of a programme or act as an informed member of a Programme office team, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP.
This course takes place over three days, including the optional Foundation examination. Delegates should be aware that considerable evening preparation and consolidation will be required to pass the exam. Joining instructions are sent out approximately 2 weeks before the course. During the three days, there will be a combination of formal presentations, group and individual exercise enabling delegates to gain an understanding of the following topics.
- Transformational Flow
- Identifying a Programme
- Blueprint Design & Delivery
- Defining a Programme
- Benefits Management
- The Business Case
- Planning & Control
- Leadership & Stakeholder Engagement
- Risk & Issue Management
- Quality & Assurance Man-agement
- Delivering the Tranches
Programme office team members, business change team members, project delivery team members, anyone who needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning MSP and those wishing to pursue higher level qualifications.
All AFA trainers are practicing project managers with considerable experience in a wide range of industry sectors. The use of hybrid trainer-practitioners ensures the trainers have up-to-date, real world knowledge of implementing the methods.
Included in the cost of the course are:
- Pre-course preparation pack
- Official Publication ‘Managing Successful Programmes’
- AFA Atrium
- Printed Material
- Examination Fee
Typically pre-course preparation will require 2-3 hours of study
The foundation exam consists of a one hour multiple-choice paper, to be completed at the end of the course.
StratSure and AFA collaboration story
Stratsure has partnered with international training company AFA to meet the growing need in South Africa to service the Best Practice industry. AFA was established seventeen years ago as a management consultancy organisation. AFA quickly established a reputation for delivering training courses that combine excellent exam pass rates with realistic and practical guidance ensuring maximum skills transfer. AFA has always played a full part in the Best Practice community. AFA trainers and consultants, including the AFA Managing Director, Alan Ferguson, have served on the editing and review teams for all recent updates of the guidance manuals. This is why we believe AFA is a perfect match for StratSure, in achieving our vision for the future.
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