MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes)

A structured framework for organizations of all sizes and from all sectors to improve practices, offer better services and more effectively prepare for the future.

MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes)

What is MSP®?


Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) is a programme management approach that comprises a set of principles and processes when managing a programme or a group of related projects. It is used to execute business transformation strategies and creates a structured framework for organisations of all sizes and from all sectors to support business outcomes.

MSP® was developed in 1999 when organisations needed to establish better connections between their projects and their long-term business goals. MSP® is based on three core concepts:

MSP® Principles: Derived from pros and cons learned from programme experiences. Common factors that underpin the success of any transformational business change.

MSP® Governance Themes: Defines an organisation’s approach to programme management. Allows an organisation to put in place the right leadership, delivery team, organisation structures and controls.

MSP® Transformational Flow: Provides a route through the lifecycle of a programme from its conception through to the delivery of the new capability, outcomes and benefits.

Why MSP®?


MSP® courses allow programme and project professionals to gain advanced level knowledge and a highly-regarded qualification in the management of programmes and business change strategies. Whether an airport wants more departures, or a hospital is looking to treat more patients, MSP® will provide the framework to successfully deliver and maintain the transformational change through the application of programme management.

Programme Managers with the MSP® Practitioner qualification earn an average salary of £70,000 per year. This can rise with experience.

Key Benefits of MSP®

MSP® qualifications offer many benefits to both professional and organisation, including:

Delivering change: Planned and implemented changes can be delivered more effectively to ensure current business operations run as normal.

Aligns projects to strategy: Bridge the gap between corporate strategies and projects with effective responses to strategic initiatives.

High employment prospects: MSP® is an advanced-level certification in programme management, this will impact either your internal promotion prospects, or elsewhere in the project management sector.

Global recognition: MSP® is the world’s foremost programme management methodology, used in both the public and private sectors.

Opportunities with an MSP® qualification


An MSP® qualification will boost your CV in project and programme management. This will equip you with the right skills and knowledge for advanced-level jobs in any industry.

MSP® Qualification

Job Prospect

Salary Range

Intro to MSP® Programme Management

MSP® Foundation

Programme Co-ordinator, Programme Support, Project Support

£46,000 - £53,000

MSP® Practitioner

Programme Manager, Programme Director, Programme Lead

£60,000 - £69,000

MSP® Foundation Classroom

Programme Co-ordinator, Programme Support, Project Support

£46,000 - £53,000

MSP® Practitioner Classroom

Programme Co-ordinator, Programme Support, Project Support

£46,000 - £53,000

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