Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)
Foundation and Practioner


This five-day course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), programme management methodology. Enabling you to confidently use MSP to manage programmes in many different types of organisation.

You should ideally have experience of managing or working in programmes prior to attending but it is by no means mandatory

Delivery Method:
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Course Content:
The course covers what is a programme in MSP terms and the MSP principles that cover governance, processes and transactional flows.

The 7 MSP principles

  • Remaining aligned with corporate strategy
  • Leading change
  • Envisioning and communicating a better future
  • Focusing on benefits and threats to them
  • Adding value
  • Designing and delivering a coherent capability
  • Learning from experience

The 9 MSP governance themes

  • Organisation
  • Vision
  • Leadership and stakeholder engagement
  • Benefits management
  • Blueprint design and delivery
  • Planning and control
  • Business case
  • Risk and issue management
  • Quality and assurance management

The 6 MSP® Transformational Flow Processes

  • Identifying a programme
  • Defining a programme
  • Managing the tranche
  • Delivering the capability
  • Realizing the benefits
  • Closing a programme



PRICE: £1499.00

What’s Included ?
The Course fee includes: – MSP manual (2011 edition), registration, MSP examinations lunch and other refreshments.

Exams & Certification
Pass marks for the MSP examinations are as follows:

Foundation: The MSP Foundation exam is one hour long and consists of 75 multiple choice questions The pass mark is 50%. This is a closed-book examination.
Practitioner: The MSP Practitioner Exam is 2.5 hours long and consists of 8 questions worth a total of 80 marks. The pass mark is 50%

NB you must have passed MSP foundation to sit the practioner exam.