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MSP® Advanced Practitioner Course Outline

Module 1: Organisation and Leadership Skills

  • Organisation Leadership Skill

Module 2: Programme Management Principles

  • Programme Management Principles

Module 3: Stakeholder Engagement

  • Who is a Stakeholder?
  • What Makes Stakeholder Engagement Successful?

Module 4: MSP® Transformational Flow

  • Objectives

Module 5: Planning and Assertive Decision Making

  • What is Planning and Assertive Decision Making?

Module 6: Assuring the Benefits of Change 

  • What are the Assuring Benefits of Change?

Module 7: Analysing the Necessity for Change

  • Steps to Ensure Change Initiative Success

Module 8: MSP® Management Guidance

  • Aim of Guidance
  • Difference of a Programme from a Project
  • When is it Appropriate to Treat an Initiative as a Programme?
  • Governance Themes

Module 9: Risk Management

  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Issue Resolution Strategy
  • Issues Log

Module 10: Documentation

  • Project Charter
  • Project Management Plan
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Change Request Log
  • Progress Reports

Module 11: Quality Assurance

  • MSP® Framework
  • Quality and Programme Management Principles
  • Remaining Aligned with Corporate Strategy
  • Scope of Program Quality
  • Assurance Management Principles
  • Assurance Management Techniques
  • Quality and Assurance Plan

Module 12: Blueprint Design

  • What is Blueprint Design?
  • How to Write a Blueprint?

Module 13: Adopting MSP®

  • Tips to Improve Adopting MSP

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Who should attend this MSP® Advanced Practitioner Training Course?

The MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) Advanced Practitioner Training Course is designed for individuals who are involved in or responsible for managing and leading programmes within organisations. This course is beneficial for:

  • Programme Support Team Members
  • IT Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Executives
  • Senior Managers
  • PMO Members

Prerequisites of the MSP® Advanced Practitioner Training Course

Candidates are expected to have finished both the MSP® Foundation and MSP® Practitioner courses before registering for the Advanced Practitioner Course.

MSP® Advanced Practitioner Course Overview

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, mastering Programme Management is crucial, and that’s where MSP® steps in. This advanced framework equips individuals with the methodologies and practices essential for managing large-scale programmes effectively, ensuring alignment with organisational strategy and delivering transformational change.

Professionals aiming to steer their organisations towards success recognise the importance of an MSP® Course. This training is particularly vital for Programme Managers, Project Directors, and Organisational Change Leaders seeking to achieve an MSP® Qualification and enhance their strategic navigation skills.

The Knowledge Academy’s 1-day MSP® Training sharpens delegates’ competencies in managing complex programmes. It delves deep into advanced strategies, empowering participants with the skills to tackle challenges head-on and drive substantial benefits for their enterprises.

Course Objectives

  • To enhance strategic decision-making abilities in Programme Management
  • To strengthen leadership qualities essential for guiding transformation initiatives
  • To deepen understanding of the MSP® framework and its application
  • To refine stakeholder engagement and communication strategies
  • To bolster risk management and governance practices within programmes
  • To prepare delegates for successful MSP® Qualification assessment

Upon completion of the MSP® Advanced Practitioner Training, delegates will emerge with a robust set of skills and knowledge, ready to elevate their Programme Management capabilities and contribute significantly to their organisation's strategic objectives.

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What's included in this MSP® Advanced Practitioner Training Course?

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

MSP® Advanced Practitioner Exam Information

The MSP® Advanced Practitioner Exam is a professional certification exam that tests your knowledge and understanding of the MSP® methodology. It is the third and highest level of certification in the MSP® suite, and it is designed for experienced Project Managers who want to demonstrate their expertise in leading and managing complex programmes.  

  • Question Type: Essay-based 
  • Total Questions:
  • Total Marks: 75 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 50%, 38/75 Marks 
  • Duration: 3 Hours 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book 

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Boost your skills with our expert trainers, boasting 10+ years of real-world experience, ensuring an engaging and informative training experience


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Streamline large-scale training requirements with The Knowledge Academy's In-house/Onsite at your business premises. Experience expert-led classroom learning from the comfort of your workplace and engage professional development.


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Our offers a unique chance for your team to bond and engage in discussions, enriching the learning experience beyond traditional classroom settings


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MSP Training | MSP® Advanced Practitioner Training in Sheffield 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.
Yes the MSP® Advanced Practitioner exam is included in the course fee and is taken on the last day of the course.
The MSP® Advanced exam is in the "Objective Testing" format, a style of complex multiple-choice examination.
The training fees for MSP® Advanced Practitioner certification in Sheffield starts from £3995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for MSP® Advanced Practitioner.
Please see our MSP® Training courses available in Sheffield
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