MSP For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118746384
  • ISBN-13: 9781118746387
  • DDC: 658.404
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 50 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Programme management is the coordinated organisation and implementation of a portfolio of projects and activities that help your business achieve its strategic objectives. Good programme management is the key to managing transformational change and, in todays business environment, the organisations that can transform themselves are more likely to succeed. Managing Successful Programmes For Dummies is your plain-English guide to implementing and using the proven MSP method. It provides a structured framework that helps you coordinate your projects and achieve your goals.  The book takes you through every step of programme management and inside youll find: Whats involved in a programme - and how it differs from a project! An overview of the structure of MSP Full explanations of MSP principles, governance themes and transformational flow.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: Getting Started with Managing Successful Programmes.
3: Introducing Programme Management: Projects, Programmes and MSP.
4: Understanding What's Involved in a Programme.
5: Identifying a Programme.
6: Focusing on the Principles of Programme Management.
7: Moving Forward with Managing Your Programme.
8: Creating Your Programme's Vision.
9: Building up a Blueprint.
10: Details, Details: Honing Your Programme.
11: Documenting the Business Case for Your Programme.
12: Managing Multiple Projects.
13: Organizing a Programme: Who Does What.
14: Planning and Controlling Your Programme.
15: Managing Risk in Your Programme.
16: Resolving Issues and Keeping Track of Detail.
17: Achieving Quality in Your Programme.
18: Out in Business as Usual: Exploiting Projects' Capabilities.
19: Keeping 'em Sweet: Engaging Your Stakeholders.
20: Getting Started with Benefits Management: Modelling the Benefits.
21: Reaping the Benefits: Measuring Your Outcomes.
22: Leading People through Change as the Programme Delivers.
23: Step by Step in Your Programme.
24: Managing a Tranche.
25: Managing Projects Withina Programme: Delivering Capability.
26: All Change: Realizing the Benefits through Transition.
27: Closing a Programme.
28: The Part of Tens.
29: Ten Reasons Why Change Initiatives Go Wrong.
30: Ten Reasons to Run an Initiative as a Programme.
31: Ten Great Ways to Manage Benefits.
Appendix A: Looking into MSP Qualifications.
Appendix B: Glossary of the Main MSP Terms.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgements.