Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)® Foundation and Practitioner

This five-day course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the internationally recognised and best practice programme management methodology Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), providing the skills you need 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 course, you 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. You will also be able to coordinate the projects of a programme to ensure the correct application of resources and risk, issue and change management. You will also be able to interface 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 is designed to deliver are achieved.

MSP philosophy and structure

What is a programme and how it differs to both business as usual and project work Relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes and the transformational flow.

The 7 MSP principles

  1. Remaining aligned with corporate strategy
  2. Leading change
  3. Envisioning and communicating a better future
  4. Focusing on benefits and threats to them
  5. Adding value
  6. Designing and delivering a coherent capability
  7. Learning from experience

For Whom

A globally recognized certification, the MSP is ideal for Professionals employed in a program management role, Senior project managers, Program managers, Operations managers, Quality Assurance professionals.


  1. Understand the facts, terms and concepts relating to each theme
  2. Understand how each governance theme relates to the principles
  3. Understand the approach to the treatment of each governance theme
  4. Appreciate how each governance theme is applied throughout the transformational flow
  5. Understand the responsibilities involved in each governance theme
  6. Apply and tailor the relevant aspects of each governance theme to a given scenario
  7. Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of each governance theme in a given scenario
  8. Application of MSP in an exam environment


You 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.

Pre-Course Reading

  1. The success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials. It is recommended that candidates spend 1- 3 hours working through the pre-reading.
  2. If you have not received your pre-reading material within one week of the start of your course, please contact  Account Manager or
  3. Additional work will be required in the evening during the course, consisting of consolidation reading, mock examination questions and exercises. This evening work is an integral part of the course and you should expect to spend about 2 hours each evening on these activities.
  4. You will be presented with the official MSP manual: ‘Managing Successful Programmes’ on the first day of your course.

Proof of identification

If taking an exam, candidates are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature e.g. driving license, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting their exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in their exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, candidate’s exam results will be null and void and a re-sit would be required.

Reasonable Adjustments Policy

The exam provider allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Ful details and how to apply can be found here At least two weeks’ notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise QA and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email or by phone +91-93215 91380

Course Material

Please ensure you bring a device such as a mobile phone, tablet or laptop to be able to load your course material on to as you may need this for use in the evenings.


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