Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation
What is Managing Successful Programmes 5th Edition (MSP®)?
A programme is a temporary structure created to deliver outcomes and benefits related to an organisation's strategic objectives. A programme is likely to last several years, and involve the coordination of many projects and their related change activities.
While a project manager is focused on the delivery of outputs, a programme manager will decide what projects to run and also plan the transition of the new outputs into the business.
Programmes usually last a lot longer than projects and will realise (and measure) the benefits that the project outputs have enabled. If a project is very large and complex then it is usually better to break it up into a programme of smaller projects.
Who is the MSP qualification for?
MSP is an internationally recognised programme management qualification. Most candidates are either experienced programme managers wanting formal recognition of their skill or those that want to move into programme management, often project managers that want to 'move up' to take on a more strategic role.
We also see people who have been asked to work in a programme, maybe as a Business Change Manager, a Senior Responsible Owner/Sponsor or part of a programme office. They want to know how a programme works and what their responsibilities will be.
MSP Foundation is the first step in the programme management learning journey. It will give you an insight into the many different areas that need to be considered when managing or supporting a programme.
Download the MSP Foundation syllabus for learning outcomes and the assessment criteria for the Foundation element of this course.
Accreditation / Qualification(s) offered
Successfully passing the exam will result in you being awarded the MSP 5th Edition Foundation qualification.
PeopleCert Online Exams
Exam vouchers are valid for 12 months so you can take them at a time and day that is convenient to you but, we do recommend taking the exam during the week of your course if possible as pass rates are typically higher.
This Foundation exam comprises:
Click here for the Managing Successful Programmes sample exam paper.
Course Resit Policy
We have a ‘FREE course resit policy’ for anyone who unfortunately does not pass their exam, all we require is that you pay for your exam resit. You can then attend the next MSP Foundation course for FREE!
Please contact your course organiser to discuss.
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What this course includes
This price includes course registration, the official Managing Successful Programmes’ 5th Edition e-book, course materials, exam fee, and on successfully passing your exam, an official Managing Successful Programmes’ Foundation 5th Edition certificate from the examining body, PeopleCert.
A hard copy manual is available at an additional cost, please ask your course organiser for more information.
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The Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation course is a 3 day introduction to the world of programme management.
Candidates on this course will learn about the Principles of MSP and the steps in the programme lifecycle. There are also a number of Themes that need to be considered, such as agreeing a vision for the programme and writing a valid business case.
By the end of the course learners will have a better understanding of how to plan and manage the various projects needed to deliver the required outputs, and how to support the business through a potentially stressful change.
There are no prerequisites to join this course however, pre-reading is recommended, which you will receive with your joining instructions upon booking.
Completion of this course will give learners the confidence to contribute meaningfully to a programme in whatever role they have been given.
The MSP Foundation qualification is a pre-requisite for the MSP Practitioner qualification, and this is the obvious next step for most learners.
Upcoming dates for Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation, 5th Edition - Project Management Certification
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