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MSP® Foundation Course Outline

Our MSP® Foundation training course covers the following topics:

Module 1: Introduction

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

 

Module 2: MSP® Principles

  • 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

  • Programme Lifecycle

 

Module 4: An Introduction to MSP Themes

  • Programme Governance
  • Fit with Corporate Governance
  • Plan – Do – Check – Act Cycle
  • Programme Strategy
  • Programme Plans

 

Module 5: Identify Programme

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Process Activity
  • Programme Mandate
  • Activities
  • Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes in this Process

Module 6: Organisation

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

Module 7: Design the Outcomes

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

Module 8: Design

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Design Approach
  • Vision Statement
  • Benefits
  • Types of Benefits
  • Path to Benefits
  • Benefit Map (Top-down)
  • Benefit Map (Bottom-Up)
  • Understanding Benefits
  • Measuring and Realising Benefits
  • Benefit Profile
  • Risk Identification and Prioritisation
  • Types of Programme Risk
  • Risk Prioritisation
  • Target Operating Model
  • Current and Target Operating Models
  • Focus of Key Roles for the Theme

Module 9: Plan Progressive Delivery 

  • Purpose
  • Objectives
  • Context
  • Activities
  • Responsibilities
  • Application of the Themes in This Process

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Who should attend this MSP Training Course? 

This course is recommended to individuals who are interested in learning more about programme management.


Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

MSP® Foundation Course Overview

This Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)® Foundation training course provides a comprehensive introduction to the MSP® framework for managing programmes. The course teaches the basics of MSP® methodology, including its fundamentals, usages and principles. The MSP® Foundation exam is included.

MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes), is a widely recognised programme management framework mainly developed and used to align projects and programmes according to the organisational goals. MSP® emphases on the delivering benefit, while eliminating risks and ensuring stakeholder engagement. It also describes the principles of programme management, transformation flow and governance themes that can be used to manage programmes and projects. Managing Successful Programmes is widely adopted in the public and private sector. MSP® Foundation certification assures that an individual understands the MSP® guidelines well enough to manage a team and deliver the required objective of the project. Holding knowledge and skills of implementing MSP® in projects and programmes will provide the individuals with better-paid jobs in prominent organisations in leading roles.

In this 3-day MSP® Foundation Certification, delegates will learn the basics of MSP® methodology, including its fundamentals, principles, and applications. They will become familiar with the best practices used in Managing Successful Programme. Delegates will also get to know about programming lifecycle and various types of programme risk. This course will be conducted by our expert trainers who have experience in teaching courses.

This course will cover various topics, such as:

  • Why use programme management?
  • MSP® principles
  • MSP® processes
  • Programme governance
  • Plan progressive delivery 

At the end of this training, delegates will be able to use the MSP® framework for managing programmes. They will know how to identify and evaluate the programme and project needs. Delegates will add on a new skill and enhance current skills, resulting in getting them extra opportunity to get higher rank in their respective organisation as a Programme Manager, Middle Manager, Team Manager, etc.

Once you have completed this MSP® Foundation course, you can proceed to other courses for more advanced knowledge and certification like MSP®Practitioner and MSP®Advanced Practitioner

MSP® is a registered trademark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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What's included in this MSP Training Course?

The following is included in this MSP® course:

  • MSP® Foundation Examination
  • Pre-course material
  • Experienced MSP® Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

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MSP Foundation 5th Edition Examination Details

The MSP Foundation Examination is intended to assess whether the candidate can demonstrate sufficient recall and understanding of the MSP programme management framework to be awarded the MSP Foundation qualification

  • Type: Standard Classic, Missing Word & List
    • All questions will be multiple choice
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: Closed Book
    • No materials other than examination materials provided
  • Pass Mark: 36/40
    • 60% or higher

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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.

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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.

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

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Small class sizes

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

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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.

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

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Frequently asked questions

FAQ's

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 Canada starts from CAD1295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for MSP® Foundation.
Please see our MSP® Training courses available in Canada

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