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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
  • Sit 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 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.

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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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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

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 price for MSP® Practitioner certification in the United States starts from $775
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for MSP® Practitioner.
Please see our MSP® Training courses available in the United States

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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.

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