Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation — A 3 day course

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This three-day course provides participants with a thorough understanding of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) programme management methodology, providing the skills needed to confidently use MSP to manage programmes in line with strategic aims of a business and its day to day running.

Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of using MSP, the course includes a relevant, modern case study to help delegates to understand how to apply the MSP way of managing programmes in the real world.

There is also plenty of opportunity to present their exercise results and discuss them with the rest of the class, thus gaining further knowledge from many different points of view in many different industries.


This course will enable participants to:


MSP Philosophy and structure

The 7 MSP Principles

The 9 MSP Governance Themes

The 6 MSP Transformational Flow Processes

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

Any organisation or individual seeing the need for a controlled approach to managing programmes.

This course is designed for practising programme managers, programme directors, programme office staff, change managers and auditors, who wish to gain formal recognition of their skills by taking 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 two weeks prior to attending the course by email. The success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials. If you have not received your pre-reading material within one week of the start of your course please contact us.

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.


Delegates can sit the MSP Foundation examination at the end of the third day of the course.

This is a one hour, 70 question multiple-choice (although there are also an additional 5 trial questions on each paper), closed book examination testing the delegate's knowledge of MSP theory.

You will need to achieve a score of at least 35 correct answers (50%) to pass.