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Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Practitioner


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What is the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Practitioner?

The MSP® Practitioner is the second stage of the MSP qualification and is intended specifically for any professional who has already completed the Foundation stage. The Practitioner is intended to build and assess your ability to lead a project management team in an MSP® managed environment.

Whether the programmes objective is to have more flights depart from an international airport, or treat more patients in a hospital, MSP® will help you to manage groups of projects that will execute the transformational changes needed to achieve business goals.

Available delivery methods for this course




Group booking

Group booking

Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available
  • Tutor Support Available
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • 24/7 access
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) - Training & Practitioner Exam
£458 ex. VAT
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Practitioner Exam
£354 ex. VAT

The official MSP® Practitioner exam, accredited by PeopleCert.

We offer monthly finance with 0% interest – view options on the checkout page. All prices inclusive of VAT
We offer monthly finance with 0% interest – view options on the checkout page. All prices inclusive of VAT

Is the MSP® Practitioner online course right for me?

The course is only for professionals who have already completed the MSP® Foundation stage. It will naturally follow on from there and is best suited to you if you are:

  • An existing MSP® Practitioner qualification holder who needs to renew your certification
  • A project or programme team member who already holds Foundation status and wishes to become a registered Practitioner
  • A programme or project management consultant who needs a qualification to underline your experience
  • An employee working in project or programme management capacity who wishes to take their career to the next level

What job could I get with a Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Practitioner qualification? ­­

The Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner course will allow you to function in the following roles:

• Programme Manager
• Senior Project Manager
• Programme Project Manager

Why study the MSP® Practitioner online course with e-Careers?

  • A greater understanding of project and programme management techniques, and how they are applied in a corporate environment.
  • How to improve project and programme management team performance.
  • Improved employment prospects through internal promotion, or elsewhere in the project management sector.
  • Be better able to implement and manage programme change management project teams.
  • Be better able to apply the MSP® framework to company projects, raising standards and success rates accordingly.
  • Be able to provide advanced Managing Successful Projects guidance to colleagues or third parties.

What are the MSP® Practitioner online course modules?

  • MSP® Introduction and MSP® Overview
  • MSP® Frameworks and MSP® Concepts
  • Vision
  • Blueprint Design and Delivery
  • Defining a Programme
  • Planning and Control
  • Benefits Realisation Management
  • Organisation and the Programme Office
  • The Business Case
  • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Managing the Tranches
  • Delivery the Capability and Realising the Benefits
  • Quality Management
  • Risk Management and Issue Resolution
  • Closing a Programme
  • Practical Work

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Practitioner Exam

  • Objective testing
  • Eight questions per paper, 80 marks available in total
  • 40 marks required to pass – 50%
  • Two-and-a-half hours’ duration
  • Open book (only the MSP Guide allowed)

What does the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Practitioner online course cover?

  • The core concepts of the MSP® framework.
  • The importance of developing a vision for projects and programmes.
  • How to build a blueprint from the vision statement that outlines the project fundamentals.
  • Writing a programme definition document that helps to clarify what needs to be achieved.
  • Developing a programme plan that helps put project controls in place.
  • Using benefits realisation management to ensure that programmes deliver the expected positive outcomes.
  • Restructuring the organisation to support the project and implementing a Programme Office to deliver change.
  • Considering the business case for programmes.
  • The importance of leaders, rather than managers when delivering transformational change.
  • The use of tranches to simplify project delivery.
  • Delivering the capability and realising the benefits outlined in the project dossier.
  • The importance of Quality Management to ensure deliverables are of an acceptable standard.
  • Using risk management and issue resolution to keep programme tranches on track.
  • How to complete a project and obtain sign off from stakeholders.

The MSP® courses on this page are offered by Spoce ATO of AXELOS Limited. MSP is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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