Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation Course

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Course description 

MSP® is a popular programme management methodology, and achieving your MSP® Foundation qualification is an effective step towards managing successful programmes and enhancing your career.

We cover all the areas you need to understand in order to prepare for and pass your Foundation exam and gain this MSP® qualification – including an introduction to programme management, governance themes, transformational flow and a written exam. 

Is it right for me?

If you’re aware of the issues surrounding business change, and you’d like to gain an understanding of programme management and the practical application of MSP®, this MSP® training course will enable you to achieve that.

What will I get out of it?

By the end of the course you will be able to:


  • Describe the differences between programmes and projects
  • Describe the need for programme management
  • Understand the principles, governance themes and transformational flow as described in the MSP® – 2011 Edition “best practice” model
  • Practice the application of MSP®
  • Prepare for and take the MSP® Foundation exam

Was excellent, knowledgeable and had good rapport with the students. Was able to relate key concepts with personal experience. Excellent. Was flexible enough to meet individual requirements.

Head of Change, Thales Naval

What does it cover?

  • Introduction
  • Programme management principles and MSP®
  • Overview
  • Organisation
  • Vision
  • Leadership and stakeholder engagement
  • Benefits realisation management
  • Blueprint design and delivery
  • Planning and control
  • The business case
  • Risk management and issue resolution
  • Quality management
  • Overview
  • Identifying a programme
  • Defining a programme
  • Managing the tranches
  • Delivering the capability
  • Realising the benefits
  • Closing a programme
  • MSP® Foundation examination
  • 21 hours

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