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Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation & Practitioner

Hemsley Fraser
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Length: 5 days
Location: London
Course type: Open / Scheduled

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation & Practitioner


Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation & Practitioner

This certification is designed to help programme managers and senior project managers gain a recognised framework and qualification for successfully managing programmes.

This course is delivered over 5 intensive days and helps participants gain a thorough understanding of MSP, the internationally recognised best practice programme management method, that can be adapted to fit any type of working culture and any size or type of programme.

This course is an in-depth study of the method and includes the highly valued Foundation and Practitioner exams. (Please note that to progress to the Practitioner examination you must have scored at least 60% on the Foundation exam).

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation & Practitioner course is suitable for programme managers and senior project managers who are seeking a recognised framework and qualification. Given the demands of this course it is not recommended for project managers with either little or no practical experience of managing programmes.

Pre-course Activity

This is an intensive course and delegates are recommended to complete five to eight hours of pre-course reading, to include the MSP manual. You will also have approximately two-hours homework per night during the course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

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

  • Define strategic roadmaps
  • Manage uncertainty with confidence
  • Manage conflicting expectations
  • Effect control without bureaucracy
  • Manage complex change
  • Define the right projects
  • Master the MSP method
  • Sit the MSP Foundation and Practitioner exams

Training Course Content

The course outline is as follows:

The Governance Themes

  • Vision
  • Blueprint
  • Organisation
  • Benefits management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Risk management and issue resolution
  • Programme planning and control
  • Business case management
  • Quality management

The Transitional Flow

  • Identifying a programme
  • Defining a programme
  • Managing the tranches
  • Delivering the capability
  • Realising benefits
  • Closing a programme

This course will also include:

  • Extensive case study
  • Discuss your own programme
  • Foundation and Practitioner exams
  • The Cabinet Office MSP manual


The cost of this course is £1,395 + VAT per delegate.

Multiple booking discounts are available.

In-company Training

Hemsley Fraser can also deliver this course in-house, tailoring the content to meet your organisation's needs.

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