Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation & Practitioner — A 5 day course

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This five-day course provides participants with a thorough understanding of the internationally recognised and best practice programme management methodology Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®), 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.

By the end of this learning, delegates will have the skills to be able to identify and document the vision of a programme, thus aligning it to the strategic aims of the business.

They will also be able to coordinate the projects of a programme to ensure the correct application of resources and risk, issue and change management.

Delegates will be able to interface the programme with the day to day business to ensure the smooth transition of changes delivered by a programme into business as usual activity and ensure that the benefits that the programme was designed to deliver are achieved.


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

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

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 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. Equally, anyone wishing to attain industry-leading programme management qualifications should attend these courses.

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.

Delegates will be presented with the official MSP manual: 'Managing Successful Programmes' on the first day of the course. If you have not received your pre-reading material within one week of the start of your course, please contact us.


All delegates will sit the MSP foundation and practitioner examination during the course. The MSP Foundation exam consists of:

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 and by successfully passing the practitioner exam, delegates attain 'Registered Practitioner' status.