Managing Successful Programmes Including Exams and Printed Core Guidance




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Skill Level

Foundation and Practitioner

Available dates

February 20, 2023
May 22, 2023
July 17, 2023

Learning Path

Project Programme Management



5 Days

1 Day



Classroom ILT


Project Programme Management


Foundation and Practitioner


5 Days


February 20, 2023
May 22, 2023
July 17, 2023

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MSP (Managing Successful Programmes), 5th edition is an established best practice programme management framework, designed to align programmes and projects to organizational strategy and enable enterprise agility. MSP focuses on the delivery of outcomes of benefit, while mitigating risk and actively engaging stakeholders.


Professional Development Units (PDUs) 35.


Audience profile:

MSP Foundation is invaluable for individuals who are interested in learning how to manage multiple projects and programmes successfully. It is designed to support programme or project managers, people working in a programme office, business change managers, and programme and project delivery team members who wish to gain a greater understanding of the MSP guidance to work more effectively in large scale project or programme environments.

MSP Practitioner is designed for project, programme and business change managers who want to apply the MSP framework to real-life scenarios. Practitioner is a must-have certification for both project and programme management professionals who need to deliver organizational value for their employers and to boost their careers.



Students will be required to complete pre-course reading prior to their attendance to ensure that they are prepared for the course. Students should receive their courseware two weeks prior to the start date of the course. It is therefore encouraged that students read, and familiarize themselves with, the Managing Successful Programmes Handbook prior to the start of the course. Whilst attending the course students should also be prepared to complete evening work.


There is no prerequisite for the MSP 5th Edition Foundation exam.


Before sitting the MSP 5th Edition Practitioner exam, you must first pass MSP 5th Edition Foundation exam.

MSP® Overview

MSP is a globally recognized framework for best practice programme management. Programmes are temporary structures used by organizations to lead investments in change.


MSP is specifically designed to address the most common challenges that organizations encounter when leading investments in change. It is designed to align programmes and projects to organizational strategy and to provide governance. It focuses on the outcomes of benefits, whilst mitigating risks and actively engaging stakeholders.


MSP 5th edition consists of a set of principles, themes, and processes that provide a clear roadmap for the programme lifecycle and ensure successful organizational outcomes:


The 7 principles are the driving requirements that are continually required to achieve value from programme management. These principles are universal, self-validating, and empowering.


The 7 themes help organizations to identify key roles, responsibilities, and information needed to support the theme. The themes give very practical guidance illustrating how MSP can be used according to the reasons for a programme. These reasons, or drivers, include:


  • innovation and growth
  • organizational re-alignment
  • effective delivery
  • efficient delivery.

The 7 processes provide a route through the lifecycle of a programme with an emphasis on the incremental nature of a programme enabling a cyclical progression towards the desired future state.


MSP 5th edition emphasizes more flexibility, adaptability, and responsiveness by adopting an incremental approach to the programme lifecycle and thus enabling organizational agility.





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