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MSP® Practitioner Training Course

Understand The Core Concepts Of Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®)


Our two-day Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Practitioner training course follows on from our two-day MSP® Foundation course. The purpose of our classroom course is to take you to the next level after MSP® Foundation and give you the knowledge and practical skills to be able to apply the MSP® method in the correct programme environment.

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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
£699Excl. VAT

Course Outline

Our MSP® Practitioner course covers the following subjects within Managing Successful Programmes:

  • 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


    You will gain sufficient knowledge and experience in the processes and principles of Programme Management (MSP®) to act as a Programme Manager for a programme with a coherent Project Portfolio or to act as a member of a Programme Support Office. You will have the opportunity to prepare for and sit the MSP® Practitioner examination at the end of the training course.

    About the Course

    At the end of our MSP® Practitioner course you will be able to:

    • Understand the facts, terms and concepts relating to each theme
    • Understand how each governance theme relates to the principles
    • Understand the approach to the treatment of each governance theme
    • Appreciate how each governance theme is applied throughout the transformational flow
    • Understand the responsibilities involved in each governance theme apply and tailor the relevant aspects of each governance theme to a given scenario
    • Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of each governance theme in a given scenario application of MSP® in an exam environment.

    Who Should Attend

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

    Our MSP® Practitioner training course builds on the knowledge gained from our MSP® Foundation course and will prepare you to pass the examination.

    Materials Provided

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

    Organisational Benefits

    • Align corporate strategy, delivery mechanisms for change and the business-as-usual environment
    • Continually monitor progress, assess performance and realise benefits
    • Apply a common framework of understanding for all programmes
    • Add value by focusing on benefits
    • Encourage feedback in order to refine future strategies based on evidence from programmes

    Individual Benefits

    • Utilise Best Practice in Programme Management to successfully deliver transformational change
    • Carry out the coordinated organisation, direction and implementation of a dossier of projects and transformation activities to achieve outcomes and realise benefits of strategic importance to the business
    • Manage the transition of the solutions developed and delivered by projects into the organisation’s operations, whilst maintaining performance and effectiveness
    • Encourage realistic expectations of the organisational capacity and ability to change
    • Lead business transformation accommodating high levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk


    Experience of working in a Programme environment is essential however Project Management or Project Board experience can be substituted, but it is not recommended that you attempt our MSP® Practitioner course without any experience at all.

    Please Note: You must already hold the MSP® Foundation Certificate before you can attend this course.

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


    You are expected to complete approximately 2 - 3 hours of evening work to consolidate the learning that has been provided each day. You will also be given practise examination questions in order to prepare you for the examination.

    Exam Overview

    MSP® Practitioner Examination:

    • 80 Question - Object Test Examination
    • The pass mark is 40 out of 80 (50% pass mark)

    Exam Type

    Classroom Exam

    Professional Development Units - PDUs

    There are no Professional Development Units associated with this course.


    MSP® Practitioner Certificate


    Congratulations! Once you have successfully passed the examination, it will indicate that you can apply MSP® to the running and managing of non-complex programmes.

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