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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 5th Edtion Course Outline

As this course combines MSP® Foundation and MSP® Practitioner, the content reflects the topics taught within these:

MSP® Foundation 5th Edtion Course Outline:

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

MSP® Practitioner 5th Edtion Course Outline:

Module 10: Justification

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Programme Mandate
  • Funding Approach
  • Programme Brief
  • Business Case
  • Measures of Benefit
  • Financial Planning
  • Programme Costs
  • Focus of the Key Roles for the Theme

Module 11: Deliver the Capabilities 

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

Module 12: Structure

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Delivery Approach
  • Establishing the Appropriate Pace
  • Delivery Planning
  • Multimodal Delivery
  • Dependencies
  • Benefits Realisation Planning
  • Resourcing Approach
  • Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Focus of Key Roles for the Theme

Module 13: Assurance

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Assurance Approach
  • Assurance at Multiple Levels
  • Three Lines of Defence
  • Assurance Planning
  • Drivers for Assurance
  • Assurance Success Factors
  • Focus of Key Roles for the Theme

Module 14: Embed the Outcomes

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

Module 15: Knowledge

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Knowledge and Learning Approach
  • Knowledge Management
  • Ensuring Lessons are Learned
  • Information Approach
  • Information Management
  • Focus of Key Roles for the Theme

Module 16: Evaluate New Information

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

Module 17: Decisions

  • Purpose
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Decision-making Approach
  • Decision Making Hierarchy
  • Issue Resolution Approach
  • Risk Response Approach
  • Risk Response Options
  • Data-Gathering and Reporting
  • Options Analysis
  • Focus of Key Roles for the Theme

Module 18: Close the Programme

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

*After completing 4 days of classroom training and successfully passing your MSP® Foundation Exam, the fifth day of this course is a flexible exam preparation day to prepare you to take and pass your MSP® Practitioner exam online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

Benefits of MSP® online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Take your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready 

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

The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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Who should attend this MSP Training Course?

MSP® Foundation and Practitioner training is of use to a range of professionals:

  • Members of a programme office
  • Business change team members
  • Project delivery team members
  • Anyone wishing to understand MSP® terminology and concepts
  • Those wishing to pursue these higher qualifications

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites needed in order for delegates to attend the course.

MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 5th Edtion Course Overview

This MSP® Foundation and Practitioner certification combines the MSP® Foundation course and MSP® Practitioner course content to provide delegates with an easy way to gain both certifications in one. Earning this MSP® certification is indicative of understanding both the fundamentals and practicalities of using MSP®. The MSP® Foundation and Practitioner exams are both included.

This MSP® training course explains the programme management principles, governance themes and transformational flow that should be applied to the management of programmes. The term “Managing Successful Programmes” is widely adopted in public as well as private sectors. This training will ensure that you acquire the knowledge and skills to carry out the coordinated organisation, direction and implementation of projects for the benefits to the business. This 5-day combined MSP® Foundation and Practitioner course, taught by our engaging and experienced trainers, will ensure that delegates acquire all the information they need to become efficient MSP® Practitioners and pass both exams.

After attending this MSP® Foundation and Practitioner certification, you will:

  • Become familiar with MSP® themes
  • Understand the principles of MSP®
  • Work with MSP® processes
  • Be able to plan progressive delivery 
  • Learn how to identify the programme
  • Understand stakeholder engagement approach
  • Be able to design the outcomes

At the end of this course, delegates will learn all the necessary topics to work effectively with MSP®. They will be able to build a sustainable management practice that works for the long term. Delegates will be able to enhance their new or current skills and may have extra opportunity to get higher rank in their respective organisation because it is one the most crucial responsibility in the job. 


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

The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark 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 course:

  • MSP® Foundation 5th Edtion Exam
  • MSP® Practitioner 5th Edtion Exam
  • MSP® 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

MSP Practitioner 5th Edition Examination Details

The MSP Practitioner examination is intended to assess whether the candidate can demonstrate sufficient ability to apply and tailor the MSP programme management framework to be awarded the MSP Practitioner qualification.

  • Type: Standard Classic & Matching
    • All questions will be multiple choice. There is a short description of a situation, and then a question
  • Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Open Book: Yes – MSP 5th Edition Manual
    • The Managing Successful Programmes 5th Edition Publication is Permitted
  • Pass Mark: 42/70
    • 60% or higher

*After completing 4 days of classroom training and successfully passing your MSP® Foundation Exam, the fifth day of this course is a flexible exam preparation day to complete at your convenience in order to prepare you to take and pass your MSP® Practitioner exam online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

Benefits of online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient

Take your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready

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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.

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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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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

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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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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.

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Tailored learning experience

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

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Maximise your training budget

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

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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.

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Monitor employees progress

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

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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.
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!
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.
** MSP® has been updated to the new 5th Edition, for more information give us a call or email us **
The price for MSP® Foundation & Practitioner certification in Canada starts from CAD2295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for MSP® Foundation & Practitioner.
Please see our MSP® Training courses available in Canada

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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.

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Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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