Managing Successful Programmes MSP® Foundation Training

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01 February 2021

3 Days

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

By the end of this course, you will have a comprehensive knowledge of the Management Successful Programmes methodology, its principles, themes and transformational flow. You will understand the need to identify and document the vision of a programme, thus aligning it to the strategic aims of the business. You will know how to coordinate the projects of a programme to ensure the correct application of resources and risk, issue and change management. You will also understand the importance of the interface with the day to day business to ensure the smooth transition of changes delivered by a programme into business as usual activity and ensure that the benefits that the programme is designed to deliver are achieved.

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.


Proof of identification

If taking an exam, candidates are required to provide Photo ID with a valid signature e.g. driving license, passport or named work ID badges prior to sitting their exam. Failure to produce this ID will result in their exam results being withheld until proof of ID is provided. Please note that if proof is not provided within 40 days, candidate's exam results will be null and void and a re-sit would be required.

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

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


MSP Foundation Examination

Everyone will sit the MSP foundation examination during the course.

The MSP Foundation examination takes place at 3pm on the third day. You must bring signed photo ID with you for any exam (passport, driving licence, student card).

The foundation exam consists of:

  • 75 multiple choice questions
  • 1 hour
  • Closed-book
  • Candidates require a minimum of 35 correct answers (50%) to pass


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Upcoming Trainings

Join our public courses in our Istanbul, London and Ankara facilities. Private class trainings will be organized at the location of your preference, according to your schedule.

01 February 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

08 February 2021

3 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

15 February 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

22 February 2021

3 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

01 March 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

08 March 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

15 March 2021

3 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

22 March 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

12 April 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

19 April 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

26 April 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

10 May 2021

3 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

17 May 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

24 May 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

07 June 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

14 June 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

21 June 2021

3 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

28 June 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

05 July 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

12 July 2021

3 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

19 July 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

26 July 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

02 August 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

09 August 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

16 August 2021

3 Days
Classroom / Virtual Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London

23 August 2021

3 Days
Classroom

Istanbul, Ankara, London
Istanbul, Ankara, London