Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Conversion — A 2 day course

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This two-day course provides participants with a thorough understanding of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner level examination, allowing participants to attempt the practitioner examination thoroughly prepared. The course includes the MSP practitioner examination.

This course will enable delegates to understand the examination requirements of the MSP practitioner examination, analyse the questions in the examination and the scenario given to gain the most information from it. They will understand how to best manage their time within the examination and understand the principles and structure of MSP.

Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of using MSP, the course includes examples of the practitioner exam and walk through exercises of how to analyse and attempt the questions in them.


On completion of this Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner training, delegates will be able to:


MSP philosophy and structure

The 7 MSP principles

The 9 MSP governance themes

The 6 MSP Transformational Flow Processes

Practitioner Preparation and Application of MSP

In preparation for the MSP Practitioner exam, delegates will undertake:

* All our Accredited MSP® training is provided by APMG-International Accredited Training Organisations.
* MSP® is a is a Registered Trademark of the Cabinet Office

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

A schedule of dates for this subject is not currently available. Please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Suitable For

Programme Managers

Programme Directors

Managers involved in Business Change

Programme/Project Support staff and Project Managers who will undertake roles in Programmes

It can be particularly useful as an advanced Project Management course for senior and very experienced Project Managers and those seeking a professional qualification in Programme Management


Delegates must have passed the MSP foundation examination.

Delegates should ideally have experience of managing or working in programmes prior to attending. Knowledge of the PRINCE2® project management method is advantageous but by no means mandatory, but some exposure to a project management method will aid understanding of how the programme works with these projects.

Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading material by email two weeks prior to attending the course. This pre-reading provides a mixture of theory, sample questions and application of MSP to a programme situation. Success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials so it is recommended that delegates spend approximately 10 hours working through the pre-reading.

All delegates booking this course will need to purchase a copy of the new 2011 MSP Manual.

Additional work will be required during evenings consisting of consolidation reading, mock examination questions and exercises. This evening work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend 2 hours each evening on these activities.


The MSP Practitioner examination takes place at the end of the course, usually on the morning of the last day. The MSP Practitioner exam consists of:

Please note that candidates must pass the Foundation exam before attempting the Practitioner exam.

By successfully passing the Practitioner exam, delegates attain 'Registered Practitioner' status.