Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Course

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Course

Price: £1,950.00 excl. VAT

What is MSP®?

Programme management helps deal with complex change by breaking it down into programmes of manageable, inter-related projects.

The MSP framework is a set of principles and processes for managing programmes of transformational change. The guidance is founded on best practice and yet can be tailored to organisational needs. MSP is equally suited to large and small organisations, in both the private and public sectors. The framework has been developed to help organisations achieve excellence by improving practices, offering better services and preparing more effectively for the future.

Is this course for you?

This course is suitable for project managers, programme managers, members of business change teams or programme offices and anyone wishing to understand the concepts underpinning the MSP framework.

The Practitioner level will also be suitable for senior responsible owners (SROs) and anyone targeting the implementation of the framework in addition to developing an understanding of its fundamental principles.

Accreditation / Qualification(s) offered

Successful completion of the 2 day Foundation level, including passing the exam, will result in candidates being awarded the MSP 5th Edition Foundation certification.

An additional 2 days will cover the Practitioner level of this training course. Candidates passing the Practitioner exam will be awarded the MSP 5th Edition Practitioner certification – this requires re-accreditation after 3 years.

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AXELOS’ certifications are globally recognised and highly sought after by potential employers.

What this course includes

PeopleCert Update:
With effect from 1st February 2022 PeopleCert are moving all examinations to their online system. This will mean that the official Managing Successful Programmes’ 5th Edition e-book along with the exam voucher will now be emailed to you upon booking your exam. Hard copy manuals will be available as an optional offering at an additional cost.

This price includes course registration, the official Managing Successful Programmes’ 5th Edition e-book, course materials, exam fee, and on successfully passing the exam, an official Managing Successful Programmes certificate from the examining body, PeopleCert.

You’ll also get exclusive white papers, CPD tools to map out a professional development path and professional endorsement through a digital badge aligned to your Managing Successful Programmes certificate.

Please note both the training and any exam are included in this price.

The MSP® Accredited Training Organization logo is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. The Swirl logo™ is a registered trademark of the AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. MSP® is a (registered) Trade Mark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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Delivery method:

  • Virtual LearningVirtual ClassroomInstructor-led course
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  • This is a virtual course with a live instructor. It includes interaction and group-work to embed learning. We encourage use of cameras, and have regular breaks to maintain freshness and engagement.
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All prices are per person and exclude VAT.

At Foundation level, this course will include:

  • The difference between projects and programmes
  • Identifying the MSP defined types of programme and their characteristics
  • Explaining the benefits of applying the MSP guidance to the management of a programme of transformational change
  • The purpose and areas of focus for the MSP defined roles
  • The purpose of the 7 MSP principles, the 7 governance themes and the 7 transformational flow processes
  • MSP documentation and its purpose

  • Download the MSP Foundation syllabus

    The Foundation exam comprises:

  • 60 multiple choice questions per paper with one mark available per question
  • 36 marks required to pass – 60%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book (no reference material is allowed)

  • At Practitioner level, this course will include:

  • Identifying additional value as a result of managing the described change as an MSP programme
  • Explaining and applying each of the MSP principles, the governance themes and the transformational flow processes and their activities
  • Explaining the relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes, the transformational flow, programme information (documents) and the MSP defined programme management roles
  • Evaluating examples of MSP programme information (documents).

  • Download the MSP Practitioner syllabus

    The Practitioner exam comprises:

  • Multiple choice questions based on a case study
  • 70 questions per paper
  • 42 marks required to pass – 60%
  • 2½ hours duration
  • Open book exam. (Candidates may use the official printed hard copy of the 5th Edition Managing Successful Programmes Guide. The manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed.)

  • Due to the impact of the coronavirus, individuals are now permitted to print PDFs for exams and use PDFs or official e-books on a second e-device (portable digital devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops) during open book exams.

    To take the MSP Practitioner examination, you must hold a current MSP Foundation certification.

    The 2 day Foundation level of this course will enable you to:

    • Confidently communicate and interact with everyone involved in the management of a programme
    • Effectively execute your role as an informed member of a programme office, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP
    • Successfully pass the Foundation exam and qualify to progress to the Practitioner certification

    The additional 2 day Practitioner level of this course will enable you to:

    • Begin to apply the MSP programme management framework to design and deliver a roadmap for transformational change
    • Understand how to manage risks and opportunities
    • Recognise the issues around stakeholder management
    • Manage, lead, support or advise on work within an MSP environment

    Upcoming dates for Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation & Practitioner - Project Management Course

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