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MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) Practitioner Course

MSP® Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) teaches the key principles and processes for managing multiple projects or programmes. The MSP Practitioner course provides delegates with the skills and techniques required to apply the MSP guidance in practice. 

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    Course Details:

    Duration: 3 days

    Price: TBC

    Next available course:

    For course dates and more information please call 01844 211665

Who is this course for?

Programme managers, project managers, business change managers (BCMs), experts, senior responsible owners (SROs) and advisers working within a programme office as well as other specialist/governance roles involved in supporting programmes following the MSP (4th edition, 2011) guidance.   Holders of the MSP Foundation certificate who wish to reach the Practitioner level.

About the course

The MSP® Practitioner course covers the practical application of the MSP guidance (5th edition, 2020) and prepares delegates to apply the skills and techniques and perform one of the key roles required within a change programme context.

How is the course structured?

Duration: 3 days

The course is interactive, combining presentations, discussions and exercises; including exam practice. Evening consolidation and preparation work is required in order to gain maximum benefit from the course.

Course manual

Delegates will be provided a printed course manual as well as a copy of the MSP book (4th edition, Axelos 2011).  For virtual courses delegates will also be provided with a link to an electronic copy of the manual.

Is there an exam?

Yes, the format is:

  • 8 objective testing questions per paper – 80 marks available
  • 2½ hours, open book (a copy of the MSP guide).
  • 40/80 marks (50%) required to pass

Exam candidates must already hold the MSP Foundation certificate.

Anything else?

A comprehensive course manual is provided and the course can be tailored to reflect the emphasis required by the customer.

What’s next?

Delegates involved with business change and project work may also consider other courses such as those in our architecture, business analysis and project management sections; our stakeholder engagement and team leadership courses are particularly relevant to this subject.

Full course outline

MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) Practitioner (a three-day course)

Course Content

  • PT: Overview, principles, and governance themes overview
  • OP: Organization and programme office
  • VS: Vision
  • LS: Leadership and stakeholder engagement
  • BM: Benefits management
  • BL: Blueprint design and delivery
  • PL: Planning and control
  • BC: The Business case
  • RM: Risk and issue management
  • QA: Quality and assurance management
  • TF: Transformational flow

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Presenters for this course

Ian Glenister
Ian Glenister