Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Classroom


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What is the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner course?

Gain a full understanding of the MSP guidance and the practical application of the MSP Principles, Governance Themes and Transformational Flow. This course will enable you to offer your support on MSP programmes and become a senior member of a programme management team.

Available delivery methods for this course




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Key features of the course

  • Delivery Method: Classroom
  • Exams: Included & In-Class
  • Mock Exams Included
  • Accredited & Experienced Trainers
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Official Manual Included
  • Fully accredited course materials
  • Exam results within 5 Business Days

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Location Date Duration Price Availability
EdinburghDec 16th 2019 5 Days£1,495 ex. VATAvailable
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EdinburghJan 6th 2020 5 Days£1,495 ex. VATAvailable
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LondonJan 20th 2020 5 Days£1,495 ex. VATAvailable
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Is the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner classroom training right for me?

This course is ideal for:

  • Existing project and programme management professionals looking to sharpen their skills.
  • Those looking to retrain for a career in project or programme management.
  • Members of project management teams needing understand the processes involved in their corporate programmes.
  • Project and programme managers who want to work towards the full MSP qualification.

What job could I get with a MSP® Foundation & Practitioner qualification? ­­

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 classroom course with e-Careers?

  • We can run private events for international or corporate clients, please speak to us for more information.
  • Official MSP Manual included.
  • Preparation material which can be accessed on mobile devices and tablets, including mock exam questions, video presentations and progress reports
  • Drinks and refreshments included (also lunch at some locations)
  • Interest free credit and Finance options available
  • Our MSP® Classroom training is run in association with Simetral Ltd

What are the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation & Practitioner classroom 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®) Foundation & Practitioner exams

Once you have completed the training, you will sit the following exams:

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation exam

  • Multiple choice
  • 75 questions per paper, 1 mark available per question
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) – 50%
  • 1-hour duration
  • Closed book

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Practitioner exam

  • Objective testing
  • 8 questions per paper
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
  • Two-and-a-half hours duration
  • Open-book (only the MSP Guide is allowed)

What does the MSP Foundation & Practitioner classroom course cover?

Our accredited MSP classroom courses are delivered by fully qualified trainers who have over 15 years practical experience in the programme and project management industry. Their aim is to ensure that you have full understanding of the best practice methodology.

The MSP Foundation & Practitioner classroom course covers:

  • MSP framework core concepts.
  • The importance of developing a vision for projects and programmes.
  • How to build a blueprint from a vision statement that outlines the project fundamentals.
  • How to write a programme definition document.
  • The development of a programme plan.
  • Ensuring that programmes deliver expected positive outcomes.
  • How to restructure an organisation in order to support a project.
  • Implementing a Programme Office to deliver change.
  • The business case for programmes.
  • The use of tranches to simplify project delivery.
  • Quality management.
  • 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 Simetral Ltd ATO of AXELOS Limited. MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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