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Project Management

MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) 5th Foundation & Practitioner with exams

Course details

Start Date

30 September 2024

CPD Points





4 full days (09:00-17:00) 30 September-03 October 2024


GTA University Centre

Course Overview

The Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) qualification is aimed at project, programme and business change managers who are delivering change into their organisations by managing a collection of projects and ensuring the benefits are achieved.

If your organisation is going through these then MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) should be on your radar. It is all about transformation and big change. It is the guidance that provides and maintains a strategic view over the set of projects, aligning and co-ordinating them within a programme of business change in support of specific business strategies.

It is suitable for any organisation or individual seeing the need for a controlled approach to managing its programmes. MSP® has recently been updated to 5th edition.

Course Content

This course includes the following learning objectives: -

  • MSP framework and concepts
  • What is a vision
  • Identifying a programme
  • Blueprint design and delivery
  • Defining a programme
  • Planning and control
  • Benefits realisation management
  • Organisation and the programme office
  • The business case
  • Leadership and stakeholders
  • Managing the tranches
  • Delivering the capability and realising the benefits
  • Quality Management
  • Risk Management
  • Closing a programme

Course Benefits

Foundation: The MSP Foundation certification introduces the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) method and terminology. Foundation certification ensures you understand the MSP guidance well enough to work in a team to deliver or manage a programme. It confirms that you can act as an informed member of a programme office, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP.

Practitioner: The MSP Practitioner certification is aimed at project managers, business change managers (BCMs), and people working within a Programme Office (PO) or in a specialist or governance position. It demonstrates your ability to understand and apply the MSP principles, governance themes, and transformational flow processes when managing a programme. The MSP® Practitioner course explores practical application of the approach with real-world scenarios.


Exam Information

The Exams are included in the course price and are to be sat online. You will be given a voucher to book your exams at your convenience after the course.

Foundation level:
Format: Multiple choice
Question numbers: 60
Time: 60 minutes
Pass mark: 36 out of 60 (60%)

Practitioner level:
Format: Multiple choice open book
Question numbers: 58 (total 70 marks)
Time: 2.5 hours
Pass mark: 42 marks out of 70 (60%)

Next Steps

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Course Tutor

  • SPOCE Project Management Limited

    SPOCE Project Management Ltd is an accredited training and consulting organisation specialising in Best Practice Methods and strives to offer the best training to delegates. They offer professional courses in PRINCE2® Project Management, MSP Programme Management, MoR Risk Management, ITIL Services Management, DSDM Atern, APM, Agile Project Management, MoV, MoP, and P3O. Over the years, they have trained over 250,000 delegates.

    SPOCE Project Management Ltd are proud to have been the first accredited training organisation in the world to offer the PRINCE2® course.

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