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 MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 5th Edition Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • What is a Programme?
  • Why Use Programme Management?
  • Overcoming Common Challenges
  • Programme Environment

Module 2: Principles

  • Lead with Purpose      
  • Collaborate Across Boundaries       
  • Deal with Ambiguity
  • Align with Priorities    
  • Deploy Diverse Skills  
  • Realise Measurable Benefits
  • Bring Pace and Value

Module 3: Processes

  • Introduction to Processes

Module 4: Introduction to Themes

  • Definitions
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle
  • Programme Strategy
  • Programme Plans

Module 5: Identify the Programme

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Activities
  • Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes

Module 6: Organisation

  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Governance Approach
  • Risk Appetite
  • Organisation Structure
  • Sponsoring Group
  • Programme Board and Office
  • Individual Roles
  • Senior Responsible Owner (SRO)
  • Programme Manager
  • Business Change Manager (BCM)
  • Tailoring Programme Governance
  • Integration of the Programme and Projects
  • Additional Roles and Governance Support Offices
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Stakeholder Engagement Approach
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Plan
  • Stakeholder Prioritisation
  • Analysis of a Stakeholder Network
  • Preparing for Change
  • Responsibilities

Module 7: Design the Outcomes

  • Purpose, Objectives, Activities, and Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes
  • Design
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Design Approach
  • Vision Statement
  • Benefits and Types of Benefits
  • Path to Benefits
  • Benefit Map
  • Understanding Benefits
  • Measuring and Realising Benefits
  • Benefit Profile
  • Risk Identification and Prioritisation
  • Types of Programme Risk

Module 8: Risk Universe

  • Risk Prioritisation
  • Risk Heatmap
  • Risk Connectivity
  • Target Operating Model
  • Current and Target Operating Models
  • Responsibilities

Module 9: Plan Progressive Delivery

  • Purpose, Objectives, Activities, and Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes
  • Justification
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Programme Mandate
  • Funding Approach
  • Funding Mechanisms
  • Programme Brief
  • Business Case
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Cumulative Net Benefit Curve
  • Measures of Benefit
  • Combined Effects of Risk
  • Sizing and Allocating Financial Contingency
  • Validating the Business Case
  • Financial Planning
  • Programme Costs
  • Tracking and Forecasting Expenditure
  • Responsibilities

Module 10: Deliver the Capabilities

  • Purpose, Objectives, Activities, and Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes
  • Structure
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Delivery Approach
  • Establishing the Appropriate Pace
  • Balancing Capacity and Ability
  • Achievability and Affordability
  • Delivery Planning
  • Multimodal Delivery
  • Dependencies
  • Benefits Realisation Planning
  • Resourcing Approach
  • Procurement and Supply Chain

Module 11: Assurance

  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Assurance Approach
  • Assurance at Multiple Levels
  • Lines of Defence and Assurance Planning
  • Nature of Assurance Activities
  • Timings and Resourcing of Assurance Activity
  • How to Plan Successful Assurance Activities?
  • Steps for Assurance Activities and Responsibilities

Module 12: Embed the Outcomes

  • Purpose, Objectives, Activities, and Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes
  • Knowledge
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Knowledge and Learning Approach
  • Knowledge Management
  • Ensuring Lessons are Learned
  • Learning Cycle
  • Information Approach
  • Information Management
  • Responsibilities

Module 13: Evaluate New Information

  • Purpose, Objectives, Activities, and Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes
  • Decisions
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Decision-Making Approach
  • Layers of Decision-Making
  • Issue Resolution Approach
  • Risk Response Approach
  • Risk Response and Definitions
  • Data-Gathering and Reporting
  • Options Analysis
  • Responsibilities

Module 14: Close the Programme

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes 

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Who should attend this MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Course?

The MSP® (Managing Successful Programs) Foundation & Practitioner Course is designed for individuals who are seeking to develop a comprehensive understanding of Programme Management and its practical applications. A few of the professionals who will benefit the most from this course are:

  • Programme Managers.
  • Programme Leaders.
  • Project Managers.
  • Portfolio Managers.
  • Senior Executives and Directors.
  • Business Change Managers.
  • Programme Office Staff.

Prerequisites of the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Course

The MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Course equips individuals with a comprehensive understanding of Programme Management principles and their practical application. Here are the general prerequisites that are often recommended for participants considering this course:

  • MSP Foundation Level: No formal prerequisite is required. However, a basic understanding of management principles, terminology, and practices can be advantageous.
  • MSP Practitioner Level: Delegates need to have successfully passed the MSP® Foundation Exam.

MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 5th Edition Course Overview

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Training is a vital asset for Project and Programme Managers seeking to enhance their strategic competencies. This MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Training Course lays a foundation for understanding structured programme management, integrating principles, governance themes, and transformational flows that drive the successful delivery of change.

Professionals in project management, organisational change, and programme office roles will find this qualification particularly beneficial. It equips them with the frameworks and thinking necessary to navigate complex changes, aligning multiple projects towards unified strategic objectives.

The Knowledge Academy’s 5-day MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Training provides delegates with a comprehensive introduction to the subject and prepares them for both the Foundation and Practitioner levels. It’s tailored to foster a deep understanding of MSP® principles, enabling attendees to manage large-scale programmes effectively and confidently.

Course Objectives

  • To establish a firm understanding of the MSP® framework and its application in real-world scenarios.
  • To develop the skills necessary to effectively lead and manage large-scale programme transformations.
  • To ensure delegates are well-prepared for the MSP® Foundation and Practitioner exams.
  • To enhance strategic thinking and decision-making abilities within the context of programme management.
  • To provide a platform for continuous professional development and networking with industry peers.
  • To foster a mindset that embraces change and innovation within an organisational setting.

Upon completing the MSP® Training Course, delegates will emerge with a robust qualification under their belts, poised to drive and manage change initiatives with precision and confidence. Their new skill set will be a significant catalyst for career advancement and organisational success.

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 What’s included in this MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Course?

  • MSP® Foundation Exam
  • MSP® Practitioner Exam
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • MSP® Foundation Certificate
  • MSP® Practitioner Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

MSP Foundation 5th Edition Exam Information

The MSP® Foundation Exam demonstrates learners’ understanding of the MSP® Programme Management framework. The structure and details of the MSP® 5th Edition Foundation Exam are given below.

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 60  
  • Total Marks: 60 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 60%, 36/60 Marks 
  • Duration: 1 Hour 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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MSP Training | MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Training in Canberra FAQs

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)® is a framework for delivering best practice, which provides a guiding set of principles and processes to be used when managing a programme. For more information visit our MSP® training topic page.
We offer MSP® Foundation and Practitioner training courses in locations all over the UK, as well as abroad. We make it easy to find a training venue near you!
MSP Certification enhances your program management skills, improves career prospects, and ensures successful program delivery.
Yes, all MSP® training courses are fully accredited by the PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.
Yes, the MSP® Foundation and Practitioner exams are both included.
Our MSP Foundation and Practitioner training course requires you to complete work at home. This will be set by your MSP training instructor at the end of each day.
We are happy to announce that we have fully updated our MSP courses to the latest version. The current and newest version of MSP have been updated to the 5th Edition; you can find out more information by visiting Axelos.
The training fees for MSP® Foundation & Practitioner certification in Canberra starts from AUD4395
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for MSP® Foundation & Practitioner.
Please see our MSP® Training courses available in Canberra
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