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Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) - Training & Foundation Exam

Learn how to manage successful programmes by completing the MSP® Foundation and Practitioner course. Since 1999, Managing Successful Programmes has been a world-leading qualification for professionals who want to demonstrate industry best practice in project management and business strategy execution.

Using a series of instructor-led videos and self-study courseware, the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Package is delivered online using the learning platform. Using the power of the internet, course contents are available anyplace anytime, allowing participants to study whenever and wherever is most convenient.

Designed to help professionals with little or no experience, the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation & Practitioner Package begins with the basics of programme management before moving on to the Practitioner, or expert, level. By completing both courses that make up the package, students will be fully prepared to sit and pass the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner examinations.

Advantages of this course

Upon completion of both Foundation and Practitioner exams, students will have mastered the fundamental techniques of programme management. They will also have acquired the knowledge required to pass both Foundation and Practitioner level exams and earn the accompanying qualifications.

Other benefits available through the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation & Practitioner Package include:

  • 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.

MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Package is a mandatory requirement for any individual wanting to sit and pass their MSP® Foundation & Practitioner examinations. Without completing this training, candidates will not have the requisite level of knowledge and experience to attain the qualifications.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Fully accredited course materials
  • Interest Free Payments
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • Fully accredited course materials
  • Interest Free Payments
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
Course Details

Is the MSP® training right for me?

The MSP® Foundation & Practitioner training is suitable for:

  •    Project and programme managers who want to sharpen their skills or to earn a globally-recognised qualification
  •    Project team members who need to better understand and apply the processes involved in their corporate programmes
  •    Employees who want to improve their chances of promotion
  •    Individuals who would like to cross-train for a career in programme and project management

How will I advance my career with a MSP® training course?

MSP® will help you to manage large business transformation projects, or groups of projects that make up a programme. These skills will be key in a career in project or programme management.

Why study the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner online training 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
  •    Confirm your knowledge by taking the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner exams
  •    Online course content so you can learn whenever and wherever is suitable for you

What are the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner online course modules?

  •    MSP® Introduction and Overview
  •    MSP® Framework and 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
  •    Delivering the Capability and Realising the Benefits
  •    Quality Management
  •    Risk Management and Issue Resolution
  •    Closing a Programme

What does the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner online course cover?

The MSP® Foundation & Practitioner online course covers:

  •    Core concepts of the MSP® framework
  •    Importance of developing a vision for projects and programmes
  •    Building 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.
  •    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.
  •    Completing a project and obtaining sign off from stakeholders.

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

MSP® Foundation Exam

Exam Format

  •    Multiple choice questions
  •    75 questions per paper with one mark available per question
  •    Five questions to be trial and not counted in scores
  •    35 marks required to pass (out of 70 marks available) - 50%
  •    60 minutes’ duration
  •    Closed book

The MSP® Foundation exam consists of 75 multiple choice questions, five of which help candidates familiarise themselves for the test. Participants then have an hour to answer the remaining 70 questions, of which they must get at least 35 correct for a score of 50% or higher. Although delivered online, the exam is overseen by a remote invigilator or proctor. Students will have their knowledge of programme management techniques tested to ensure that they understand the foundational principles of the Managing Successful Programmes framework and how they are applied in a corporate environment.

  • Be better able to participate as a member of a programme change management project team.
  • Be better able to apply the MSP® framework to company projects, raising standards and success rates accordingly.
  • Be able to provide basic Managing Successful Projects guidance to colleagues or third parties.
  • Have the skills and experience required to work as part of a programme management team, or secure a job elsewhere in the sector.

The MSP® Foundation level qualification is a mandatory requirement for professionals who want to extend their programme management knowledge and work towards the MSP® Practitioner certification.

Upon completion project management courses you can apply to gain your PDU points.

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

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