MSPF5 – Managing Successful Programmes: 5th Edition MSP Foundation

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  • Code: MSPF5
  • Duration: Days 3
  • Price per delegate:
    £995.00 +VAT
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Course Description

All organisations and companies undergo continuous change and improvement as a natural process. Programmes represent major change. They are typically complex, difficult and carry substantial risk. Programme Management provides a framework for managing such change. It provides a sound basis for managing collections of related projects that deliver change and benefits to the business.

Programmes involve many parts of an enterprise and can consume a great deal of valuable resources. The impact of not managing them successfully could be considerable. Programmes require effective management to be successful.

This course will give delegates a sound understanding of the principles and practice of effective and successful Programme Management.

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

Programme Managers, Programme Directors, those managers involved in Business Change, Programme/Project Support staff and Project Managers who will undertake roles in Programmes. It can be particularly useful as an advanced Project Management course for senior and very experienced Project Managers and those seeking a professional qualification in Programme Management.


While not essential delegates will achieve most benefit if they have a good appreciation of the principles and practical experience of Project Management, ideally utilising a recognised structured methodology. It would be helpful if they have some knowledge and/or experience of strategic or business planning.

Performance-Based Objectives

To provide delegates with a complete and practical understanding of the MSP approach to Programme Management (as documented in the Managing Successful Programmes framework).

To provide delegates with the opportunity to sit the MSP Foundation and Practitioner Examinations.

This course will enable delegates to:

  • Explain the need for programme management.
  • Describe programme management and its environment.
  • Describe the relationship between the MSP Principles, Processes and Themes.
  • Describe the inputs, outputs and purpose together with the correct sequence of processes in the programme lifecycle.
  • Define the purpose and importance of the Themes.
  • Explain the key relationships between the Themes and Principles
  • Apply the Themes to the Processes in the programme lifecycle.
  • Describe the overall responsibilities of the programme team.
  • Produce programme documentation as defined in the MSP manual.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Programme Management
  • Introduction to Managing Successful Programmes
  • Introduction to the 7 Themes
  • Organization
  • Design
  • Justification
  • Structure
  • Knowledge
  • Assurance
  • Decisions
  • Introduction to the 7 Processes
  • Identify the programme
  • Design the outcomes
  • Plan progressive delivery
  • Deliver the capabilities
  • Embed the outcomes
  • Evaluate new information
  • Close the programme
  • Foundation exam guidance


The course has been designed to prepare delegates for and comply with the syllabus requirements of the MSP Foundation Examination. The exam is included in the course.

The Foundation exam is a one-hour, closed-book exam consisting of 60 questions, needing 36 correct answers to pass the exam and demonstrate a broad knowledge of the MSP method.


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Dates & Locations

Location Start Date Spaces Duration Price Book Enquire
Virtual Class 29/07/24 09:00 Days 3 £995.00
Virtual Class 09/09/24 09:00 Days 3 £995.00
Virtual Class 21/10/24 09:00 Days 3 £995.00
Virtual Class 18/11/24 09:00 Days 3 £995.00