Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Practitioner

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What is Managing Successful Programmes (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.

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.

Download the MSP Practitioner syllabus for learning outcomes and the assessment criteria for this course.

Accreditation / Qualification(s) offered

Successfully passing the exam will result in you being awarded the MSP 5th Edition Practitioner qualification.

Awarding Organisation

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

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 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.)
  • Click here for the Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner 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 Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner course for FREE!

    Please contact your course organiser to discuss.

    What this course includes

    This price includes course registration, the official Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner, 5th Edition e-book, course materials, exam fee, and on successfully passing your exam, an official Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner, 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) 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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