Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Practitioner

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Practitioner

Programmes and projects are not the same thing

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.

Is this course for you?

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.

The Practitioner course is a step up from Foundation and has a more challenging exam. As a result, it has more credibility in the workplace.

Accreditation / Qualification(s) offered

Successfully passing the exam will result in you being awarded the MSP Practitioner qualification.

Awarding Organisation

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

What this course includes

This price includes course and exam registration, course materials and, on passing the exam, an official MSP Practitioner certificate from the examining body, PeopleCert.

What this course does NOT include

The Practitioner exam is 'open book' so be sure to bring your copy of the official Managing Successful Programmes textbook (given to you at the start of your Foundation course) so you can annotate it throughout the course and then refer to it during the exam.

MSP® is a (registered) Trade Mark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

Delivery methods:

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  • Check mark iconPeopleCert Certificate
  • Check mark icon5 Year Certification
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The Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner course is a 1 day workshop followed by the Practitioner exam on day 2.

The workshop will focus on how to apply the MSP methodology to a number of case studies and there will be discussion on how to apply it to real-world situations. Students will practice sample Practitioner exam questions in preparation for the 2.5 hour multiple choice exam which will be taken the following morning.

Candidates must have the MSP Foundation (or equivalent) qualification before taking this course.

Completion of this course will give MSP practitioners the confidence to apply the market leading programme management method to real world programmes.

Some MSP Practitioners move on to the MSP Advanced Practitioner course, the highest MSP qualification offered by AXELOS. Most explore other areas such as Management of Risk (MoR®) or the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ).

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