MSP® Programme Management – Introduction (SP011)




This course provides you with an overview of a internationally recognised method called MSP® Programme Management, a best practice for Programme Management.

MSP is the world’s most widely-adopted programme management method, used by people and organizations from wide-ranging industries and sectors.

The Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) guidance explains the programme management principles, governance themes and transformational flow that should be applied to the management of programmes or transformational change in any environment.


There are two levels of qualifications within the MSP® certification scheme – Foundation and Practitioner.

This package covers Introduction level study, further Foundation and Practitioner levels available for upgrade as and when you wish to progress to the next level.

The purpose of the foundation qualification is to determine whether a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP® guidance to interact effectively with those involved in the management of a programme or act as an informed member of a programme office, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP. The foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the practitioner qualification.

The purpose of the practitioner qualification is to determine whether a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP® guidance to apply the guidance to their own work and, hence, act as an informed member of a programme management team. That is, someone responsible for managing, leading, supporting or advising on work within an MSP environment. Candidates should be capable of applying the MSP® guidance in a relatively uncomplicated programme within an environment that uses MSP.


Benefits of Method:

Improve your delivery confidence as everyone understands their role in delivering what the business expects.
Terminology that is common in all projects, programmes & portfolios around the world with a methodology that works ‘effectively with ‘knowledge based practices
Close your projects well to ensure lessons are captured and project assets are protected
Structured approach with controls to provide a delivery methodology that works repeatedly and will enable you to successfully deliver projects
Clearly understand your role, governance and responsibilities including the triggers, inputs and expected outputs
Start your projects well to ensure successful and consistent delivery to achieve the expected benefits
Enhance your CV and boost future employment prospects.

1) Are there any prerequisites to take the course?

Familiarity with projects, programmes and Project/Programme management is useful but not essential.

2) Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at project, programme, business change managers, aspiring programme managers and anyone who manages projects and programmes. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects and programmes such as Members of a Programme Office (PO), business change team members, project delivery team members, as well as anyone who needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning MSP and those wishing to pursue higher level certifications (e.g. programme managers, business change managers (BCMs) and senior responsible owners (SROs).

This is an accredited course eligible for CPDs/PDUs and is a precursor towards a potential further study/qualification (Foundation/Practitioner) in MSP® Programme Management

3) What will students achieve or be able to do after taking your course?

a) Understand the key principles and terminology within the MSP guidance , distinguish between projects and programmes, identify the MSP defined types of programme and their characteristics

b) Help you to become an informed member of a project, programme environment.

c) Prepare you for a potential further qualification in MSP® Programme Management.

d) Eligible for 5 Category – C PDUs or CPDs


Next Step/Course: MSP® Programme Management – Foundation and Practitioner

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