MSP® Practitioner Overview

MSP® 5th Edition Practitioner Course Outline

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

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Who should attend this MSP® Practitioner Training Course?

Professionals looking to enhance their skills in managing multiple projects, stakeholders, and resources should attend this MSP® Practitioner Training Course. The MSP® Practitioner Training is of great use to a wide range of professionals, such as:

  • IT Professionals.
  • Project Managers.
  • Programme Managers.
  • Executives.
  • Senior Managers.
  • PMO Members.
  • Programme Analysts.

Prerequisites of the MSP® Practitioner Training Course

 Delegates need to complete the MSP® Foundation Course before pursuing the MSP® Practitioner Course.

MSP® 5th Edition Practitioner Course Overview

The landscape of Programme Management is ever evolving, and at the heart of this transformation is MSP®. This advanced methodology equips professionals with a versatile framework, ensuring that large-scale Programme Management is both effective and adaptable to change, marking its relevance in today's fast-paced business environments.

Understanding MSP® principles is imperative for Programme Managers, Project Directors, and organisational leaders seeking to steer complex change initiatives. This course is designed to refine these professionals' strategic lenses, enabling them to align multiple project outputs with organisational goals effectively.

The Knowledge Academy's 2-day MSP® Practitioner Training provides delegates with intensive, hands-on experience. This training is meticulously crafted to deepen understanding of the MSP® principles, governance themes, and transformational flows, ensuring delegates can apply this knowledge in real-world scenarios.

Course Objectives

  • To develop a robust understanding of MSP® principles and their application in Programme Management.
  • To enhance strategic decision-making skills tailored for managing successful programmes.
  • To equip delegates with the knowledge to establish a flexible framework for navigating complex projects.
  • To foster leadership qualities that are essential for guiding teams through transformational change.
  • To provide insights into effective stakeholder engagement and communication strategies.
  • To prepare participants for the MSP® Practitioner exam, laying the groundwork for further professional advancement.

Upon completing this MSP® Training Course, delegates will emerge with a refined skill set, poised to tackle large-scale programme challenges. They will not only be able to enhance their career prospects, but also drive significant value within their organisations through proficient Programme Management.

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

  • MSP® 5th Edition Practitioner Examination.
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors.
  • MSP® Practitioner Certificate.
  • Digital Delegate Pack.
  • MSP® Practitioner Workbook.

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MSP Practitioner 5th Edition Exam Information

The MSP® Practitioner Exam is intended to assess whether the candidate can use and tailor the MSP® Programme Management framework to be awarded the MSP® Practitioner qualification. The structure and details of the MSP® 5th Edition Practitioner Exam are given below. 

  • Question Type: Objective Testing 
  • Total Questions: 70  
  • Total Marks: 60 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 60%, 42/70 Marks 
  • Duration: 150 Minutes 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book 

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led MSP® Practitioner. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's MSP® Practitioner, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's MSP® Practitioner. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led MSP® Practitioner sessions.

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

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Our MSP® Practitioner 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® Practitioner FAQs

Yes, all MSP® training courses are fully accredited by the PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.
We provide the MSP® Practitioner exam, pre-course reading, The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, official certificates, and refreshments.
Yes, the course includes the MSP® Practitioner exam.
Candidates must achieve a pass at Foundation level before completing the Practitioner examination
The MSP Practitioner exam is in the "Objective Testing" format, a style of complex multiple-choice examination
The principles of MSP® are lead with purpose, collaborate across boundaries, deal with ambiguity, deploy diverse skills, align with priorities, realise measurable benefits, and bring pace and value.
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.
The Practitioner certificate has an expiry date so you must re-register for an examination 3-5 years after your initial certification.
The training fees for MSP® Practitioner certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for MSP® Practitioner.
Please see our MSP® Training courses available in the United Kingdom
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