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MSP® Training

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Our MSP (PeopleCert) course is accredited by Axelos

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Official Axelos MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Exams

MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 5th Edition Course Outline

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

MSP® Foundation 5th Edition 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 Edition 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 Edition 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 Edition Exam
  • MSP® Practitioner 5th Edition Exam
  • MSP® Pre-course material
  • Experienced MSP® Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments
  • MSP Homework - Set by your MSP Instructor at the end of each day.

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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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accredited by

Our MSP (PeopleCert) course is accredited by Axelos

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Classroom (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Official Axelos MSP® Foundation Exam

MSP® 5th Edition 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® 5th Edition 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.

The Swirl logo™ is a 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® 5th Edition 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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accredited by

Our MSP (PeopleCert) course is accredited by Axelos

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Classroom (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official Axelos MSP® Practitioner Exam

MSP® 5th Edition Practitioner Course Outline

The MSP® Practitioner course revisits all the topics taught in the MSP® Foundation course. This is to ensure that delegates have a fresh understanding of the basics of MSP® with which to work with. Following this revision, the MSP® Practitioner course moves on to cover:

Module 1: 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 2: Deliver the Capabilities 

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

Module 3: 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 4: 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 5: Embed the Outcomes

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

Module 6: 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 7: Evaluate New Information

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

Module 8: 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 9: Close the Programme

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

The MSP® Practitioner exam is taken 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
  • Convenience
  • Take your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready 

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Who should attend this MSP Training Course?

MSP® 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

It is required that delegates have completed the MSP® Foundation training prior to taking this course.

MSP® 5th Edition Practitioner Course Overview

This two-day MSP® training course not only provides delegates with an understanding of the fundamentals of MSP® but also describes how to apply the methodology to an example scenario. As such, delegates will be able to use MSP® in the workplace effectively and efficiently. The course includes the MSP® Practitioner exam.

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. Managing Successful Programmes is extensively adopted in the public and private sector. MSP® Practitioner Certification demonstrates your capability to implement the programme management principles, governance themes and transformational flow to the management of programmes and projects. By obtaining MSP® Practitioner Certification, delegates could benefit significantly and improve their career prospects and earning potential.

In this 2-day MSP® Practitioner Certification, delegates will become familiar with the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) framework. They will learn various skills such as managing the tranche, understanding the financial and delivery planning, and decision making process. They will know about risk response options and programme costs. Delegates will also learn how to manage risks and unforeseen changes efficiently. This course will be taught by our expert trainers who have years of experience in teaching courses.

What you will learn: 

  • Learn about the need for programme management 
  • Know about the role of programmes in delivering business change 
  • Improve control of costs, standards and quality
  • Learn how to apply MSP® practices and principles at a strategic level in different scenarios  

After attending this MSP® Practitioner Certification course, delegates will be able to use MSP® framework in their organisation effectively and efficiently. They will learn about close and manage the programmes successfully. Delegates will enhance their new or current skills and may have extra opportunity to get higher rank in their respective organisations as a Programme Manager, Middle Manager, Team Manager, etc.

 

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 MSP® course:

  • MSP® 5th Edition Practitioner Examination
  • Pre-course material
  • Experienced MSP® Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

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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

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Our CPPM (TKA) course is accredited by TKA

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Classroom (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official Certified Project & Programme Management CPPM Exam

Certified Project and Programme Management (CPPM) Course Outline

This CPPM training course will explore the following topics:

Introduction

  • Defining Projects and Programmes
  • Principles of Projects and Programmes

Projects & Project Management

  • The Core Characteristics of Projects
  • Project Management Terminology
  • What makes a Good Project Manager?
  • The Business Case
  • Planning a Project
  • Identifying Project Objectives
  • Defining the Scope of the Project
  • Initiating a Project
  • Managing a Project
  • Monitoring and Overseeing a Project
  • Closing a Project
  • Time Management
  • Cost Management
  • Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Benefits of Projects

Programmes and Programme Management

  • The Core Characteristics of Programmes
  • Programme Management Terminology
  • What makes a Good Programme Manager?
  • Programme Management Themes
  • Planning a Large-Scale Programme
  • Identifying Programme Objectives
  • Organisation
  • Vision
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Managing a Programme
  • Monitoring and Overseeing a Programme
  • Closing a Programme
  • Design and Delivery
  • Ensuring Quality
  • Ensuring the Realisation of Programme Benefits

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Who should attend this Programme Management Training Course?

This CPPM course is ideal for individuals that are interested in learning more about project and programme management, and the roles of project and programme managers.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites and so anybody can attend this course.

Certified Project and Programme Management (CPPM) Course Overview

Our Certified Project and Programme Management (CPPM) training course ensures that delegates learn how to become pivotal managers, oversee an entire project-based programme, and acquire skills to lead niche projects.

Projects and programmes worldwide require competent and confident managers to lead them to success. Both are necessary in driving business improvement, gaining benefits, and producing deliverables. Thus, our globally recognised CPPM qualification ensures delegates emerge as accomplished individuals, capable of efficiently directing projects and programmes. Project and programme managers are greatly desired, whilst experience and training is key, hence this course is perfect for individuals looking to develop their managerial abilities.

In just two days, our proficient trainers will transfer their exceptional knowledge to delegates. Our instructors have years of experience in the field, and are renowned globally for the high quality of their teaching.

Whilst educating delegates of the required roles, attributes, and skills needed to be an effective project and programme manager, this extensive course will ensure that individuals are able to appreciate the differences between the two management methodologies, in order to adapt their managerial approach to the situational requirements. Large projects can often be made up of several smaller projects, which are reliant on one another. When this happens, the arrangement of projects becomes a programme.

Additionally, this comprehensive course educates delegates from both a theoretical and practical perspective, to ensure that they are able to guide successful programmes, through appreciating versatility and confronting adversity when projects or programmes do not adhere to their original plan.

This CPPM course enters into a great level of detail, helping delegates to boost their career prospects, become certified professionals, and be able to work successfully within the field of project and/or programme management - a much sought-after role across a variety of industries.

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What’s included in this Programme Management Training Course?

This CPPM Course includes:

  • CPPM Exam
  • The Knowledge Academy Certified Project and Programme Management (CPPM) Manual
  • Experienced Project and Programme Management Instructors
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

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Certified Project and Programme Management (CPPM) Exam Information

In order to achieve this Certified Project and Programme Management certification, the delegate must pass an exam, which takes place on the final day of the course. This exam is made up of:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Duration of 60 minutes
  • 65% pass mark
  • Closed book
  • Supervised

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accredited by

Our MSP (PeopleCert) course is accredited by Axelos

Online Instructor-led (1 days)

Classroom (1 days)

Online Self-paced (8 hours)

MSP® Overview Course Outline

On this MSP® Overview training course, the sessions will cover:

Module 1: Understand Key Concepts Relating to Programmes and MSP®

  • What is a Programme?
  • Why Use Programme Management?
  • Overcoming Common Challenges
  • Programme Environment 
  • How MSP Fits into AXELOS Global Best Practice

Module 2: Principles of MSP®

  • Principles of MSP®
  • 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® Themes

  • Programme Governance 
  • Fit with Corporate Governance
  • Plan – Do – Check – Act Cycle
  • Programme Strategy
  • Programme Plans 
  • MSP Themes
  • Organisation
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Design
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Justification
  • Structure
  • Key Relationships with Principles 
  • Knowledge
  • Key Relationships with Principles
  • Assurance
  • Key Relationships with Principles 
  • Decisions
  • Key Relationships with Principles 

Module 4: MSP® Processes

  • Identify the Programme 
  • Design the Outcomes
  • Plan Progressive Delivery
  • Deliver the Capabilities
  • Embed the Outcomes
  • Evaluate New Information
  • Close the Programme

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Who should attend this MSP® Training Course?

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

Prerequisites

It would be helpful for delegates to have an understanding of programme management and/or experience of working with or managing programmes. It would also be beneficial to have knowledge of the PRINCE2® project management methodology. 

MSP® 5th Edition Overview Training

The Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)® Overview classroom course provides delegates with the skills required to use MSP® within business strategy in order to meet objectives and goals. MSP® is a framework for delivering best-practice in the coordination and management of business programmes. It presents a set of guiding principles and processes that can be used to support the coordination of smaller projects that comprise a programme, thus making meeting objectives more probable.

Delegates will gain an understanding of the core MSP principles, processes, and themes of this framework, and the importance of its use within a shifting business environment. In addition, this course aims to allow delegates to grasp the importance of coordinating the smaller projects that incorporate a single programme, and how to ensure that the programme is beneficial to the business.

MSP®  is a registered 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 MSP® Overview course:

  • Pre-course material
  • The Knowledge Academy MSP® Overview Manual
  • Managing Successful Programmes Manual ISBN: 9780113313273
  • Experienced MSP® Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments
  • MSP® Exam

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accredited by

Our MSP (PeopleCert) course is accredited by Axelos

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Classroom (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official Axelos MSP® Advanced Practitioner Exam

MSP® Advanced Practitioner Course Outline

A variety of topics are covered during this two-day course, including:

  • Organisation and Leadership skills
  • Programme Management Principles
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • MSP® Transformational flow
  • Planning and Assertive Decision Making
  • MSP® Principles and Methods
  • Assuring the Benefits of Change
  • Analysing the Necessity for Change
  • MSP® Management Guidance
  • Risk Management
  • Documentation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Blueprint Design
  • Adopting MSP®
  • Resource Provision

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Who should attend this MSP Training Course? 

This course is suited to existing Programme Managers, experienced Project Managers, and Programme Support Team members who are looking to enter into a leadership-based role.

Prerequisites

It is expected that candidates have completed both the MSP® Foundation and the MSP® Practitioner courses before enrolling on the Advanced Practitioner course.

MSP® Advanced Practitioner Course Overview

The Advanced Practitioner MSP® training course consists of two days of intensive training to give candidates a more detailed understanding of the processes, components, and techniques of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) methodology. MSP® Practitioners who wish to further advance their understanding of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)® methodology may wish to attend this Advanced Practitioner MSP® course with The Knowledge Academy.

This PeopleCert accredited course is a globally recognised certification, which demonstrates that the certificate holder has the knowledge required to efficiently and effectively lead a programme of organisational change. Classroom-based training uses practical exercises and case studies that aid preparation for the examination which is sat on the last day of the course.

 

MSP® is a registered 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® Advanced Practitioner Examination
  • Pre-course material
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

MSP® Advanced Practitioner Exam

The Advanced Practitioner exam takes place on the second (final) day of the course:

  • Essay Based
  • 3 hours long
  • Two questions per paper
  • 75 marks in total, 38/75 needed to pass (50%)
  • Open-book

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MSP® Advanced Practitioner Exam

The Advanced Practitioner exam takes place on the second (final) day of the course:

  • Essay Based
  • 3 hours long
  • Two questions per paper
  • 75 marks in total, 38/75 needed to pass (50%)
  • Open-book

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Our MSP (PeopleCert) course is accredited by Axelos

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Classroom (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official Axelos MSP® Practitioner Exam

MSP® Re-Registration Course Outline

A variety of topics are revisited during this two-day course, including:

  • Principles of MSP®
  • Governance Theme
  • Organisation
  • Vision
  • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Benefit Realisation Management
  • Blueprint Design and Delivery
  • Planning and Control
  • The Business Case
  • Risk Management and Issue Resolution
  • Quality Management
  • Transformational Flow Overview
  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Managing the Tranches
  • Delivering the Capability
  • Realising the Benefits
  • Closing a Programme
  • Tailoring the MSP® methodology to the programme environment

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Who should attend this MSP Training Course?

MSP® Re-registration 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

It is expected that candidates have completed both the MSP® Foundation and the MSP® Practitioner courses before enrolling on the Practitioner Re-Registration course. Delegates must submit the candidate number from their expired Practitioner certification in order to recertify.

MSP® Re-Registration Course Overview

The MSP® Re-Registration course is for individuals who have previously passed their MSP® Practitioner exam and earned the certification, but now need to recertify. Recertification is required in order to retain the accreditation in accordance with the re-registration requirements of every three to five years.

This training course revisits topics such as Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)® Principles, Governance Themes, Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement, and Planning and Control. The course is designed to enable delegates to re-focus on areas of weakness. Delegates are given the opportunity to rehearse MSP® sample exam questions and receive feedback from the instructor. 

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

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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

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accredited by

Our MSP (PeopleCert) course is accredited by Axelos

Online Instructor-led (1 days)

Classroom (1 days)

Online Self-paced (8 hours)

Official Axelos MSP® Foundation Exam

MSP® Foundation Exam Resit Course Outline

The MSP Foundation exam has the following outcomes:

  • Distinguish between projects and programmes
  • Identify the MSP defined types of programme and their characteristics
  • Explain the benefits of applying the MSP guidance to the management of a programme of transformational change
  • Explain the purpose and areas of focus of the defined roles
  • Explain the purpose of the seven MSP principles, the nine governance themes and the six transformational flow processes
  • Explain the purpose of MSP programme information (documents)

MSP Foundation Classroom Exam Information

Please arrive 30 minutes before the exam start time, unfortunately, late comers will not be permitted to enter the exam once it has commenced.

You will need to bring the following to the exam:

  • Photo ID (a passport or driving licence)
  • 2 pencils
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener 

MSP Foundation Online Exam Information

The exam is taken through a remote proctor, PeopleCert. You’ll be able to pick a date and time slot which is most convenient to you.

The system requirements for the exam are as follows:

  • Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows® 7
  • Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)
  • Active Full-Time/Broadband internet connection of 512/512 kbps (up/down)
  • 16-bit monitor (at least 15”) with screen resolution 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Speakers and microphone
  • Keyboard and mouse or another pointing device
  • A single web camera (embedded or external) you can rotate.

You will also need to present photo ID to verify your identity before the exam.

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Who should attend this MSP® Training Course?

This course is open to anyone who has previously taken the MSP Foundation exam and not passed, or who has sat an MSP Foundation training course and is looking to sit the exam.

MSP® Foundation Exam Resit Prerequisites

You must have previously taken the MSP Foundation exam to attend, or have taken a MSP Foundation course and not yet sat the exam.

MSP® Foundation Exam Resit Course Overview

Looking to take the MSP Foundation Exam? You must have sat a full MSP Foundation training course either in the classroom or online, or have previously taken an MSP Foundation exam to attend this event.

The MSP Foundation exam can be taken online through PeopleCert or in the classroom through one of our exam events.

MSP Foundation is the entry level MSP certification. It provides an introduction to the guidance and prepares learners to work as part of team working under MSP. It is also a necessary prerequisite for MSP Practitioner certification.

The Knowledge Academy can provide you with the following training to be able to sit the MSP Foundation Exam:

The Knowledge Academy is accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS to run MSP exams.

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What's included in this MSP® Training Course?

  • MSP Foundation Examination
  • PDUs
  • Certificate

MSP® Foundation Exam Information

  • 75 Questions
  • Multiple choice
  • Pass mark is 50% (35 correct answers out of 70)
  • 60 minutes to complete the exam
  • Closed book

 

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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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accredited by

Our MSP (PeopleCert) course is accredited by Axelos

Online Instructor-led (1 days)

Classroom (1 days)

Online Self-paced (8 hours)

Official Axelos MSP® Practitioner Exam

MSP® Practitioner Exam Resit Outline

The MSP Practitioner exam has the following outcomes:

  • Identify additional value as a result of managing the described change as an MSP programme
  • Explain and apply each of the MSP principles, the governance themes and the transformational flow processes and their activities
  • Explain the relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes, the transformational flow, programme information (documents) and the MSP defined programme management roles
  • Produce and evaluate examples of MSP programme information (documents)

 

Classroom Exam Information

Please arrive 30 minutes before the exam start time, unfortunately, late comers will not be permitted to enter the exam once it has commenced.

You will need to bring the following to the exam:

  • Photo ID (a passport or driving licence)
  • 2 pencils
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener 

 

Online Exam Information

The exam is taken through a remote proctor, PeopleCert. You’ll be able to pick a date and time slot which is most convenient to you.

The system requirements for the exam are as follows:

  • Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows® 7
  • Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)
  • Active Full-Time/Broadband internet connection of 512/512 kbps (up/down)
  • 16-bit monitor (at least 15”) with screen resolution 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Speakers and microphone
  • Keyboard and mouse or another pointing device
  • A single web camera (embedded or external) you can rotate.

You will also need to present photo ID to verify your identity before the exam.

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Who should attend this MSP® Training Course?

This course is open to anyone who has previously taken the MSP Practitioner exam and not passed, or who has sat an MSP Practitioner training course and is looking to sit the exam.

MSP® Practitioner Exam Resit Prerequisties

You must have previously taken the MSP Practitioner exam to attend, or have taken a MSP Practitioner course and not yet sat the exam.

MSP® Practitioner Exam Resit Overview

Looking to take the MSP Practitioner Exam? You must have sat a full MSP Foundation training course either in the classroom or online, or have previously taken an MSP Foundation exam to attend this event.

The MSP Practitioner exam can be taken online through PeopleCert or in the classroom through one of our exam events.

MSP Practitioner follows on from MSP Foundation to provide understanding of how to apply the principles of MSP to the management of a programme and act as an informed member of a programme management team. It is also a necessary prerequisite for MSP Advanced Practitioner certification.

The Knowledge Academy can provide you with the following training to be able to sit the MSP Practitioner Exam:

MSP Practitioner Online Training Course

MSP Practitioner Classroom Training Course

 

The Knowledge Academy is accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS to run MSP exams.

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What's included in this MSP® Training Course?

  • MSP Practitioner Examination
  • PDUs
  • Certificate

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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

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We recommend taking a look at the following book to aid your understanding of MSP® and support your learning experience with us: Managing Successful Programmes by Rod Sowden & Cabinet Office.
We offer MSP® training courses in locations all over the UK, as well as abroad. We make it easy to find a training venue near you!
The Foundation qualification will not expire, however the Practitioner certificate has an expiry date so you must re-register for an examination 3-5 years after your initial certification.
Delegates who have passed a MSP® Practitioner exam can add ‘MSP® Practitioner’ to their business cards, CV, and LinkedIn profile.
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