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MSP® Training - Managing Successful Programmes

  • Our MSP® training courses are fully accredited by the BCS - Successfully Trained over 5,000 Delegates Globally
  • Certified MSP® Courses Include Course material, Manuals, Exams and Certificates
  • GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE IN THE INDUSTRY by a BCS Gold Training Provider
  • All our instructors are licenced Project & Programme Managers who deliver Very high MSP® pass rates
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Courses delivered by world class training instructors in Luxury Venues
  • Earning potential with MSP® Certification between £40k and £85k * Book Now
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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 27/03/2017 4 places left London
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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 27/03/2017 4 places left Birmingham
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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 02/05/2017 5 places left London
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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 08/05/2017 5 places left London
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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 08/05/2017 5 places left Manchester
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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 08/05/2017 5 places left Cardiff
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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 15/05/2017 5 places left London
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Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)

 

About MSP Training

MSP  is a globally-recognised Programme Management qualification which indicates knowledge of best practice in programme management and the ability to apply this knowledge to the workplace. The course includes both exams and has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. 

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) certification supports delegates in the successful delivery of transformational change through applying proven programme management practices. The MSP Framework is based on three core concepts: 

  • MSP Principles, these are derived from positive and negative lessons learned from programme experiences. They are the common factors that underpin the success of any transformational 
  • MSP Governance, these define an organisation's approach to programme management. they allow organisations to put in place the right leadership, delivery team, organisational structures and controls, giving the best chance for success. 
  • MSP Transformational, this provides a route through the lifecycle of a programme from it conception through to the  delivery of the new capability, outcomes and benefits

MSP Certification: 

MSP Foundation Course

  • This MSP course has been designed to enhance the delegate’s knowledge of how to manage a successful programme. By the end of this MSP course, delegate’s will have a basic understanding of the Programme Management Methodology, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP).
  • MSP Foundation exam will be covered in the 3 days of training, so that means the MSP Foundation exam cost will be covered when purchasing this MSP course. 

MSP Practitioner Course

  • This MSP course will develop the delegates understanding of the modules, processes, products and approaches of MSP. After Delegates have completed the MSP Practitioner training they will be able to understand the practical application problems of using and tailoring MSP. 
  • MSP Practitioner exam will be covered in the 2 days of training, so this mean the MSP Practitioner exam cost will be covered when purchasing this MSP Course.

MSP Foundation and Practitioner

  • This MSP Course is a combination of MSP Foundation and MSP Practitioner. The MSP Foundation and Practitioner Course is designed to enhance the delegate’s knowledge of managing successful programmes within 5 days of classroom training.
  • MSP Foundation and Practitioner exam will be covered in the 5 days, MSP Foundation exam on the 3rd day whilst the MSP Practitioner exam will be taken on the final day of the training, therefore the cost of the exams will be included when purchasing this course.

MSP Re-registration

  • This MSP Course was designed to for delegates who wish to retain their MSP accreditation in accordance with the Re-registration requirements of every three to five years

MSP Advanced Practitioner

  • This MSP Course is an intensive workshop, which has been intended to build on the MSP Foundation and Practitioner Course. This MSP Course gives delegates a fuller understanding of the process, components and methods of Managing Successful Programmes (MSP).
  • MSP Advanced Practitioner exam will be covered in the 2 days of training, so this means the MSP Advanced Practitioner exam cost will be covered when purchasing this MSP Course.

The combined MSP course will teach delegates how to successfully deliver change through the application of programme management. MSP framework is becoming increasingly recognised as a key factor which enables organisations to manage transformation, as experience has shown that organisations are likely to fail to deliver change successfully where the leadership is too weak, or there are unrealistic expectations of the organisational capacity and capability. Adopting programme management approach with MSP helps eliminate such risks and interdependencies to manage, and conflicting priorities to resolve.

What is MSP?

  • MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) is a best practice framework consisting of principles and processes to use in the management of programmes. MSP® breaks down large, complex organisational changes into more manageable projects, and is flexible enough to be adapted to meet the needs of any business.
  • MSP® is managed by the managing body AXELOS. High-profile users include BP, GlaxoSmithKline and the London Olympics.

MSP Foundation and Practitioner Exams

Foundation exam:

  • Multiple choice.
  • 60 minutes.
  • 75 questions, including 5 trial questions which are not counted in the final score.
  • Pass mark is 50%.

Practitioner exam:

  • Uses objective testing, a type of multiple-choice.
  • Two-and-a-half-hours.
  • 80 questions.
  • Pass mark is 50%.

Please note:

This IS an open-book examination.


Why choose The Knowledge Academy?

  • We provide you with the official guide to MSP®, ‘Managing Successful Programmes 4th Edition’.
  • We also give you copies of all course presentation slides and MSP practice papers to ensure the best learning experience.
  • We make the learning experience enjoyable.
  • We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
  • We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone.
  • All of our training is hands-on, using real-world examples.
  • As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate.
  • Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training.
  • We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications.
  • We provide value for money and trained over 25,000 delegates last year.
  • We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide.

Click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Enquire’ next to the date of your choice and our expert advisors will be in touch.


Case Study

The organisers of the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympic Games used MSP® to help them manage such a large and complex event.

The Games were a gigantic undertaking for London, and it was important to get them right. Getting the event to go off without a hitch required a vast amount of organisation; venues had to be built on time, transport had to be co-ordinated to work around the Games, and all the different departments and agencies involved, from the Home Office to the Metropolitan Police, had to deliver their services efficiently and effectively.

At the basic level, each project within the Olympic Games could be managed using a Project Management methodology such as PRINCE2. However, at the programme level, where groups of projects were collected together, a different kind of high-level methodology was needed. The principles of MSP were used in order to give structure to the programme, ensuring plans were pulled together and that risks were managed effectively.

The organisers of the Games also understood the importance of stakeholder engagement, a vital part of the MSP® framework. Stakeholders were kept in the loop throughout the project, not just through written reports, but through face to face communication. Furthermore, by looking at the successes and failures with previous Olympic Games, the London 2012 organisers were able to identify potential problems and take the steps to solve them in plenty of time.

Overall, the 2012 Olympic Games were a great success thanks to the programme management provided by MSP®. Every venue was constructed on time and the event stayed within budget.

 


MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS limited


BCS Membership

Included in your professional certification; one year’s free BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Associate membership.

Upon passing your examination, make the most of your professional certification and continue your career development with BCS Associate membership. Whether you’re looking for career support through the BCS global skills, training and development framework, SFIAplus, seeking promotion or a network of new contacts, we’re here to support you. BCS membership provides exclusive access to resources, content and opportunities that will enrich your career.

BCS Membership allows you to give back to society. Some of the industry’s challenges are around personal data, health, education, and IT capabilities. By becoming part of our professional community you can get involved and do your bit to make IT good for society.

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FAQs
  • Course Availability

    The spaces remaining on all courses across the website reflect the availability of the maximum printed course materials and equipment available in stock for any given event. If the spaces remaining do not appear, then there is comfortably enough lead time to provision course materials and equipment upon booking.


  • Is this course accredited?

    Yes, it is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT


  • What is the experience of the instructor(s) delivering my course?

    All of our instructors are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience in teaching Programme Management.


  • What does The Knowledge Academy provide me with on the course?

    We provide pre-course reading, the official Managing Successful Programmes manual, The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, official certificates and refreshments


  • Does the course include exams?

    Yes, the course includes the both the MSP® Foundation and Practitioner exams.


  • Are there any prerequisites for the MSP® examinations?

    There are no prerequisites for the examinations.


  • What is the structure of the exams?

    The Foundation exam is multiple choice and the MSP® Practitioner exam is in the "objective-testing" format, a style of multiple-choice examination.


  • What is the pre-course work?

    There is a short pre-course workbook, which we recommend completing.


  • What are the hours of the course?

    The course hours are 9am to 5pm.


  • What time shall I arrive at the venue?

    Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am.


  • Is there homework?

    There will be a little work to do each night of the course. You’re advised to complete this, as it will give you the best possible chance of passing the exam.


  • How long until I receive course confirmation details?

    You will receive confirmation details as soon as your place has been booked and confirmed.


What's Included?
  • Latest version of the official Managing Successful Programmes Manual
  • One year’s free BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Associate membership
  • The Knowledge Academy Courseware Book
  • Pre-Course Material
  • Exams
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Why Choose us?
  • Certified and Approved

    We're accredited by leading training organisations including AXELOS, BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT, APMG, PMI, The Open Group and many more.


  • Best Price Guarantee

    As well as providing the best training in the industry, we'll also provide it at the best price. We'll beat any like for like quote from our competitors.


  • World's Largest Global Training Provider

    We offer training in the more locations than any other provider with over 1200 training locations globally.


  • Trusted by Industry Leading Brands

    We're proud of our range of high-profile clients including brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC, British Airways, BskyB, Sony, AT&T to name only a few


  • Hands-on, Expert Instructor-led Classroom Training

    All our trainers are hand-picked, highly experienced, subject matter experts, who can not only train you but also use real world and practical examples.


  • Dedicated 24/7 Support

    We are here to provide help and guidance before, during and after your training course to make sure you get the most from your training

Reviews

20. Mar

APMP Manchester EVE0063952

I found the course very enjoyable and I have gained a lot of knowledge. The course tutor, Alan Hotchkiss, was absolutely brilliant, he coupled theoretical knowledge with life experience giving examples wherever possible putting information into context.I would definitely recommend the course.Many thanksAmanda Upton

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20. Mar

Daley Smith - PRINCE 2

The Course Structure and handouts were very helpful, Ian was an excellent teacher he knew the subject matter inside out and the class got involved in really good conversations. I would 100% recommend the course as it was very challenging and Ian made it very enjoyable for myself and the rest of the candidates, and i would recommend the knowledge academy for their seamless booking structure.

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The Knowedge Academy is a highly reputable training organisation and I would highly recommend. The customer care was outstanding and the trainer on the MSP course was excellent
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A challenging course effectively carried through. Participants with broad experience helped to enrich the discussions in a very positive way. The content and presentation by the trainer was consistently high quality and engaging while the facilities provided were excellent. Overall the course was fast paced and focused on practical application. A valuable and intense learning experience.
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I found the training course in terms of pre-work, course content and delivery extremely useful to securing a pass. The relaxed, informal set up for all exercises and interaction with other delegates, using their real life examples to bring MSP to life, helped massively too!
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Good quality training courses that are more than value for money. The class was small and we all got to know each other quickly - questions and discussion on particular points made the day go quickly.
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