We are a training and consultancy organisation that helps
develop the programme and project management skills of
individuals and the organisations they work for. We are
experts in the practical implementation of best practice in
both MSP programme management and PRINCE2TM project management.
We work with clients and individual training course delegates
to find quick wins and lasting career benefits from adopting
good programme management and project management practices.
Our staff have a rare mix of real world programme and project
experience, training and consultancy skills. Our caring
culture and high levels of customer satisfaction have lead to
much repeat business and recommendations from clients.
We have been in business since 1998, and since 2001 have been
an APMG Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for
M_o_R. Our staff are mature professionals with the
highest standards of integrity and real world practical
experience. We raise thousands of pounds every year for Cancer
Research as part of our work life balance.
PRINCE2™ is the UK
standard for best practice in project management, and is in
widespread use throughout the public and private sectors both in
the UK and overseas. PRINCE2™ is process based and provides
generic guidance for any type of project.
PMI® is the American ANSI standard which is captured within a
‘Body of Knowledge’. PMI® provides a general framework plus
extensive industry specific and behavioural guidance.
Study Path 1
Qualifications in the PRINCE2™ method
PRINCE2™ Foundation and PRINCE2™ Practitioner are valued career
qualifications gained by passing an exam. Courses which lead to
these exams are accredited by the APM Group Ltd on behalf of the
UK Office of Government Commerce. These courses are a
comprehensive study of the PRINCE2™ method, they cover the
syllabus and include both Foundation & Practitioner exams.
These courses are intended for people who are actively seeking
PRINCE2™ qualifications, and go into considerable depth and
Typical attendees are:
Project Support Managers
During 2004 and 2005 86% of delegates
we trained passed the Practitioner exam first time.
Study Path 2
Practical Implementation of PRINCE2™
These courses focus on practical implementation of PRINCE2™,
showing how to tailor and implement the PRINCE2™ method in real
world situations. Case studies and practical exercises are used to
teach the key points and quick wins of PRINCE2™, working with
delegates to understand how they can use PRINCE2™ beneficially.
These courses are intended for people wanting to learn the key
points and value of PRINCE2™, and discuss practical implementation
issues. The courses do not include the PRINCE2™ exams.
Typical attendees are:
Project Board members
Project support staff
Core IS provides a wide range of
consultancy services and project health checks to support
practical implementation of PRINCE2™.
For more information about the PRINCE2™ training courses
offered follow the links below:
Primer - Half Day Project Management Overview
Full Day Project Management Overview
PRINCE2™ with Case Study
Conversion (Upgrades Foundation to Practitioner)
Planning for Projects
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)
What is MSP
MSP Managing Successful Programmes is the de-facto
standard for best practice in programme management, and is in
growing use throughout the public and private sectors both in
the UK and overseas.
The objective of a programme is to deliver a beneficial
outcome, using a portfolio of projects to make the tactical
changes required. Programme management is a structured
approach to working out what benefits are required within the
outcome, and then to analyse what capabilities must be changed
make the benefits become real.
MSP is a particularly strong framework for implementing change
where there is a vision of an outcome but no clear path to get
there. MSP provides a rational, scaleable framework for
working out the path required.
MSP will identify what are the right projects to run. PRINCE2
project management can then be used to run the projects in the
management is an approach to change management that turns
loosely defined business objectives into targeted tactical
changes. For example, programme management can be used to
analyse and deliver objectives such as
MSP programme management is
therefore an approach to management that bridges the gap
between higher level strategic objectives and lower level
tactical delivery; MSP programme management turns visions into
The MSP programme management method gives guidelines
roles and responsibilities
at senior management and programme delivery levels
governance regimes that
deliver control without bureaucracy
close links between
programme manager and operational managers
definition and management of
benefits that bridge the gap between strategic objectives
and the changes to tactical capabilities required
a portfolio of projects that
deliver the capabilities.
Good reasons to adopt
MSP programme management are:
25% or more productivity
promotes links between long
range plans and day to day delivery
empowerment of staff
requirements with stakeholder needs
provides a rational
framework for resolving stakeholder conflicts
For more information on MSP Courses offered
follow the links below:
Full Day Programme Management Overview
Programme Management Workshop
MSP Primer -
Half Day Programme Management Overview
Combined Foundation & Practitioner
M_o_R® Management of Risk
Management of Risk describes a robust framework for managing
risks at strategic, programme, project and operational levels.
M_o_R® Management of Risk is a recent addition to the UK
Office of Government Commerce best practice portfolio, and was
developed by the private sector in response to the Turnbull
Report and other influences.
Management of Risk approach complements the MSP programme
management and PRINCE2™ project management methodologies and
is of growing importance across public and private sectors.
of Risk outlines a route map for effective risk management, which
principles - what to do and why
process - 10 steps to follow
approach - when and how to do things
techniques - supporting skills
appendices - substantial supporting
material for day-to-day implementation.
We offer two courses covering M_o_R® Management of Risk:
This one day course gives an overview of M_o_R and its potential
value in different types of
organisation. For full details
M_o_R Combined Foundation and Practitioner
This is a 5 day course providing a comprehensive study of all
aspects of the M_o_R Management of Risk method. This is an
accredited course that includes the Foundation and Practitioner
exams and follows a realistic Case Study throughout the course.
For full details
Bespoke courses focussed on your needs.
M_o_R Consultancy services
We can support your risk management with a range of consultancy
Typical assignments are:
Risk process development
Risk analysis workshops
BESPOKE TRAINING COURSES
Bespoke Project Management Training Course Development
If our standard courses of MSP programme management,
PRINCE2™ project management and MoR® Management of Risk do
not meet your needs, we will write a bespoke programme or
project management training course for you.
We can tailor our existing MSP programme management and
PRINCE2™ project management materials to suit your needs, or
we write bespoke training course materials for you
Advantages to you:
Bespoke training courses that meet
your needs exactly
You choose the content of the
bespoke training course
Close links between bespoke training
course and your work
More buy in from your staff to the
Bespoke training courses are more
effective ways of learning
Releases your staff to run your
business rather than write courses
Bespoke courses written by experts
Cost effective solution
It takes more than a few days training
to become results-focused programme and project managers………you
need help and support from experts in the practical implementation
of best practice………. you need Core IS.
We have been helping clients for over 10 years to develop personal
skills and corporate competencies. We can provide operational
support during peaks of work, or even run entire programmes and
projects for you.
It’s against our ethos to force you into a particular way of
working; we work with our clients to find quick wins and lasting
benefits from MSP Managing Successful Programmes, PRINCE2 project
management, and M_o_R Management of Risk.
For more information about how Core I
S Consultancy Services can help