MSP® - Managing Successful Programmes Foundation & Practitioner (Includes Exams)

Course Highlights

The MSP® course on this page are offered by insights ATO of AXELOS Limited. MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

MSP® is a programme management method in which people, activities and information are brought together to implement change within an organization as efficiently as possible.

Organizations need to respond to continual change in order to survive and grow. Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) provides a proven, best practice approach for designing and running programmes so that organizations can both deliver their strategy and gain measurable benefits from change.

MSP® is part of the Global Best Practice suite of publications, which helps organizations and individuals manage their projects, programmes and services consistently and effectively. Successful management of a programme requires a specific set of leadership and management skills that go beyond the discipline of project management. The internationally recognised MSP® course focuses on the key skills and knowledge required by programme managers to effectively deliver a successful programme. Particular attention is paid to the challenges that are often encountered by programme managers.

MSP® Benefits:

  • Combines the quality of rigour with the flexibility to respond to specific situations
  • Provides a practical, step-by-step approach for designing and running successful programmes
  • Covers key principles, governance themes and the processes needed to deliver change
  • Advises on how to embed, review and apply MSP® to achieve high-quality outcomes
  • Includes real-life examples of how to apply best-practice programme management

MSP® is used as the best practise methodology for managing programmes by the Office of Government Commerce (UK) and the United Nations.

The qualifications are available at Foundation and Practitioner levels.


MSP® is written primarily for those who are involved in the direction, management, support and delivery of programmes. Including:

  • Programme Managers
  • Business Change Managers
  • Programme Office staff.
  • Programme Directors
  • Senior Responsible Owners
  • All Programme Sponsors

  • Course Includes

    During the course, delegates will undertake a number of exercises and mock examinations from these they will gain feedback on their progress towards eventual success. Delegates should expect to undertake 1 – 2 hours of revision work on the 1st night of the course.

    Benefits of effective programme management include:

  • Optimisation of programme and project resources
  • Clear alignment of project outcomes with overall business goals
  • Benefits are measurable while challenges are controllable

  • Requirements

    Pre-course Preparation

    There is some preparation required in advance of this course.
    Delegates should use the Pocketbook to become familiar with the key products and processes of MSP®.
    The amount of time needed will vary from individual to individual but as a rough guide, please allow for 3-4 hours for Foundation. As with all exams, the more preparation you put in the more likely you are to achieve a successful exam result.


    Delegates will be expected to:

  • Undertake approximately 1-2 hours of homework on the first night of the course.
  • Continue to read “Managing Successful Programmes

  • MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. The Swirl logo™ is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

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      • 03 – 06 Apr 2023
      • 09:30h – 17:00h
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