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MSP® Foundation Training Course

Understand The Principles And Concepts Of Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®)


Our two-day MSP® Foundation training course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the internationally recognised Programme Management Methodology - Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®). Our classroom course will provide you with the skills you need to confidently use MSP® to work within a programme.

Please Note

You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
2 Days
£799Excl. VAT

Course Syllabus

Our MSP® Foundation training course will cover the following topics:

  • Principles of MSP®
  • Governance Theme
  • Organisation
  • Vision Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Benefit Realisation Management
  • Blueprint Design and Delivery
  • Planning and Control
  • The Business Case
  • Risk Management and Issue Resolution
  • Quality Management
  • Transformational Flow Overview
  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Managing the Tranches
  • Delivering the Capability
  • Realising the Benefits
  • Closing a Programme
  • Tailoring MSP® to the Programme Environment

Learning Outcomes

Our MSP® Foundation course covers the principles and concepts of MSP® that provides you with adequate knowledge of programme management scenarios. Completing our MSP® Foundation training course will give you the highest chance of succeeding in a programming environment.

Who Should Attend

  • Programme Managers
  • Aspiring Programme Managers
  • Programme Board Members
  • Programme or Portfolio Support Staff
  • Senior Project Board Members

What's Included

  • Full Materials Including Comprehensive Course Workbook
  • Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable Tutors
  • MSP® Foundation Examination
  • Refreshments

Entry-Level Requirements

Experience of working in a programme environment is essential. However, if this is not applicable, Project Management experience or Project Board experience may be appropriate, but it is not recommended that you attempt this course without any experience at all.

The MSP® Foundation course on this page is sourced from our strategic training partner, Knowledge Train.

Recommended Reading

It is required for you to have revised the ‘Managing Successful Programme’ workbook for at least 15 hours before the course. There will also be a minimum of 2 hours homework every evening.

Exam Information

MSP® Foundation Examination:

  • 75 question multiple choice examination which involves 5 trial questions
  • The examination duration is 1 hour
  • The pass mark Is 35 out of 70 (50% pass mark)

Exam Type

Classroom Exam


MSP® Foundation Certificate

What's Next

The next logical step would be our two-day MSP® Practitioner classroom course which is more detailed in knowledge compared to the MSP® Foundation.

Additional Information

Congratulations! After successful completion of the MSP® Foundation course and examination, you will be awarded a certificate in MSP® Foundation.

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