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MSP Foundation Video Learning (online exam)


This MSP course will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the internationally recognised and best practice programme management methodology Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), providing the skills needed to confidently use MSP to work within a programme.

At the end of this 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

Once purchased, the Video Based Learning and associated exam are active for a 12-month period only, you are required to have sat your exam within this timeframe.

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Accredited MSP® training is provided by QA Limited, accredited by PeopleCert. 

What's Included

You will receive the following:

  • MSP Foundation online exam
  • Exam Preparation Aid(s)
  • Tutor Support
  • Handbook
  • 13 hours of Video content
  • 12 months access to course and exam must be completed within this timeframe

More Information


You should ideally have experience of managing or working in programmes prior to attending. Knowledge of the PRINCE2® project management method is advantageous but by no means mandatory, but some exposure to a project management method will aid understanding of how the programme works with these projects.


MSP philosophy and structure

What is a programme and how it differs to both business as usual and project work Relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes and the transformational flow

The 7 MSP principles

  •   Remaining aligned with corporate strategy
  •   Leading change
  •   Envisioning and communicating a better future
  •   Focusing on benefits and threats to them
  •   Adding value
  •   Designing and delivering a coherent capability
  •   Learning from experience

The 9 MSP governance themes

  •   Organisation
  •   Vision
  •   Leadership and stakeholder engagement
  •   Benefits management
  •   Blueprint design and delivery
  •   Planning and control
  •   Business case
  •   Risk and issue management
  •   Quality and assurance management

The 6 MSP® Transformational Flow Processes

  •   Identifying a programme
  •   Defining a programme
  •   Managing the tranche
  •   Delivering the capability
  •   Realizing the benefits
  •   Closing a programme

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