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4.0 out of 5 stars Good revision book
The book is quite good for general revision or for an introduction to MSP without the detail of the Managing successful programmes book. However, you'll still need the official Managing successful programmes book if you're planning on sitting the MSP test.
Published on 13 July 2009 by Bobby Dazzler

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3.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing, but not neccessary new MSP title
I've recently qualified as an MSP practitioner and am embarking on M_o_R exams - which is how I spotted these new books from TSO.
They advertise as being like a beginner's guide to the MSP framework, and I suppose, in this respect they are successful.
The basics of MSP are expounded, and many of the figures from the main manual are reproduced, but, for me as a...
Published on 14 Feb 2008 by The Penguin


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing, but not neccessary new MSP title, 14 Feb 2008
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This review is from: For successful programme management: think MSP (Paperback)
I've recently qualified as an MSP practitioner and am embarking on M_o_R exams - which is how I spotted these new books from TSO.
They advertise as being like a beginner's guide to the MSP framework, and I suppose, in this respect they are successful.
The basics of MSP are expounded, and many of the figures from the main manual are reproduced, but, for me as a practitioner of programme management, the book is too long to be a primer (the pocketbooks are better for this) and too short to replace the manual as a reference material (particularly one which has been annotated as many manuals will be!)
It rather falls between these stools and fails, for me, in the third option I saw for it, as a guide for senior management to understand the basics of the discipline and their part in it.
It's a shame, and the cost is high for what you get.
In a market where there is a bit of a dearth of product for the 2007 MSP syllabus I had hoped for more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good revision book, 13 July 2009
This review is from: For successful programme management: think MSP (Paperback)
The book is quite good for general revision or for an introduction to MSP without the detail of the Managing successful programmes book. However, you'll still need the official Managing successful programmes book if you're planning on sitting the MSP test.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the beginner, 22 Feb 2008
This review is from: For successful programme management: think MSP (Paperback)
While it won't make readers instant programme managers, Think MSP introduces the concept of programme management in a concise and easy to understand way, making it useful for those new to programme management.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use, simple to read handbook, 3 July 2012
This review is from: For successful programme management: think MSP (Paperback)
As the author of this book it seems a bit weird to be writing a review, but with a revised version of Managing Successful Programmes launched at the end of last year I thought I would check if this text is still valid - and it definitely is! The changes to MSP were minor revisions and do not affect the value of the guidance in this book. The feedback I have had from clients (often senior managers who are sponsoring a programme and who would not claim to be experts in project or programme management) is that it provides a straightforward explanation of all the things that should be in place, and how they might be created in a step by step format. Each process within the MSP method is summarised and there are useful appendices to explain what should be discussed/agreed and who should attend key programme meetings.
As with MSP itself, the only area where there book needs more detail is on managing the transition from project deliverables to their implementation (transition planning) - for more information on this please look at my new book - Managing Business Transformation: A Practical Guide
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