Managing Successful Programmes: 5th Edition Foundation MSP®

Code: MSPF
Duration: 3 Days
Delivery methods:   Classroom, Virtual Learning, Onsite Event
What is included: Pre-coursework and exam
Price per delegate: $1,395.00
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Course Description

All organizations and companies undergo continuous change and improvement as a natural process. The main vehicle for delivering change is the project. However there is a limit to what one project can achieve and major change may often only be delivered through a collection of related projects, i.e. a Programme.

Programs are complex, difficult, and carry substantial risk. They involve many parts of an enterprise and many valuable resources. The impact of not managing them successfully could be considerable. Programs require effective management to be successful. Programme Management provides a proven framework for managing collections of related projects that deliver benefits to the business.

This course will give delegates a sound understanding of the principles and practice of successful Programme Management and prepare delegates for the MSP Foundation examination.

Exam Certification

The exam certification is accredited by Peoplecert on behalf of Axelos. Training and exam certification is included in the cost of this course.

Course Materials

All delegates enrolled on virtual course bookings receive a hard copy of course materials sent to a preferred postal address.

Target Student

Program Managers, Senior Responsible Owners, those managers involved in Business Change, Programme Support staff, Project Managers who will undertake roles in Programmes, and all staff seeking a professional qualification in Programme Management.


Delegates should have a good appreciation of the principles and sound practical experience of Project Management, ideally utilizing a recognized structured methodology. It would be helpful if they have some knowledge and/or experience in strategic or business planning.

Delivery Method

Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives

To provide delegates with a good understanding of the OGC (Office of Government and Commerce) approach to Programme Management (as per their publication, Managing Successful Programmes). In addition, it will help to prepare delegates for the MSP Foundation examination.

This course will enable delegates to:

  • Explain the need for programme management.
  • Explain the role of programmes in delivering business change.
  • Describe programme management and its environment.
  • Describe the relationship between the Transformational Flow and the Themes.
  • Describe the inputs, outputs and purpose together with the correct sequence of processes in the Transformational Flow.
  • Describe the overall responsibilities of the programme team.
  • Define the fundamental importance of the Governance Themes.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Programme Management
  • Introduction to Managing Successful Programmes
  • The Transformational Flow
  • Vision
  • Blueprint
  • Organisation and Programme Office
  • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Benefits Realisation Management
  • Business Case
  • Programme Planning & Control
  • Issue Management & Risk Management


This exam is included at the end of the course. A one-hour, closed-book, exam consisting of 60 questions, needing 33 correct answers to pass the exam and demonstrate a broad knowledge of the MSP method.

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