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MSP® 5th Edition Foundation Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • What is a Programme?
  • Why Use Programme Management?
  • Overcoming Common Challenges
  • Programme Environment
  • MSP Framework and the Three Lenses

Module 2: MSP® 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: MSP® Processes

  • Introduction to Processes

Module 4: An Introduction to MSP Themes

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

Module 5: Identify 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 Officers
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Stakeholder Engagement Approach
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Plan
  • Stakeholder Prioritisation
  • Analysis of a Stakeholder Network
  • Preparing for Change

Module 7: Design the Outcomes

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Activities
  • Responsibilities
  • Applications of the Theme in this Process

Module 8: Design

  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Design Approach
  • Vision Statement
  • Benefits
  • Types of Benefits
  • Path to Benefits
  • Understanding Benefits
  • Measuring and Realising Benefits
  • Benefit Profile
  • Risk Identification and Prioritisation
  • Types of Programme Risk

Module 9: Risk Universe

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

Module 10: Plan Progressive Delivery

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

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Who should attend this MSP® Foundation Course?

The Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation Course is designed for individuals who are involved in or looking to be involved in programme management. This course can be particularly beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Programme Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Programme Office Professionals
  • Team Leaders and Project Team Members
  • Senior Leaders and Executives
  • Business Change Managers
  • Operational Managers
  • Consultants and Advisers

Prerequisites of the MSP® Foundation Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this MSP® Foundation Course. However, having some foundational knowledge or experience in Project Management or related fields can be beneficial for the delegates.

MSP® 5th Edition Foundation Course Overview

The MSP® Foundation Training is an essential stepping stone for professionals who wish to delve into the world of programme management. It lays the groundwork for understanding the MSP® framework, a renowned global standard that guides the successful delivery of transformational change through the application of programme management.

Mastery of this MSP® Course is crucial for Project and Programme Managers aiming to enhance their skill set and achieve an MSP® qualification. It is particularly beneficial for those who are responsible for managing large-scale business transformations or those seeking to bring about changes in a structured manner.

The Knowledge Academy's 1-day MSP® Qualification Training equips delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the MSP® principles, governance themes, and transformational flows. This intensive course is designed to prepare individuals for the MSP® Foundation exam and to implement the theory in real-world scenarios.

Course Objectives:

  • To establish a firm understanding of the MSP® principles and their application in programme management
  • o enable delegates to recognise and respond to the challenges in managing major change initiatives
  • To develop competency in navigating through the complexities of programme governance
  • To provide insights into managing transformational flows within an organisational context
  • To cultivate the skills necessary for leading and directing programmes with an emphasis on MSP® frameworks

Upon completing the MSP® Foundation Course, delegates will emerge with a robust skill set and the confidence to manage and lead significant change initiatives. They will be well-prepared to apply the principles of MSP® to drive successful transformation within their organisations.


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What’s included in this MSP® Foundation Course?

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

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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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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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MSP® Foundation 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.
Yes, all MSP® training courses are fully accredited by the PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.
The Foundation qualification will not expire.
There are no prerequisites for the Foundation examination, however, candidates must achieve a pass at Foundation level before attempting the Practitioner examination
Yes, the MSP® Foundation exam is included.
The price for MSP® Foundation certification in Belgium starts from €1695
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for MSP® Foundation.
Please see our MSP® Training courses available in Belgium

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Trusted & Approved

We are accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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