Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) training course
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) offers a structured approach to programme management that will help organisations successfully deliver transformational change.
Note: We are currently unable to run face-to-face courses due to the ongoing Covid situation. However, we are running a virtual version of our PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner course that you may be interested in.
This five-day course offers a complete and practical understanding of the MSP® framework and prepares delegates for the Foundation and Practitioner examinations, which are taken as part of the course.
How this course is different from the MSP® blended training course
- This course is entirely taught face to face, although there is some pre-course study required (around 10 hours)
- MSP® is an intensive course, with some evening work expected during the week
- You will get the chance to spend time with others in your field, to share ideas and learning experiences.
Your trainer will be Aspire Europe Limited.
No upcoming dates available
There are currently no upcoming dates available for this course, but you can register your interest. We will be in touch when a new course date is scheduled.
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Who it’s for
- Programme and Project Directors
- Change Managers
- Business Strategists
- People who manage a number of related projects
- Programme leaders and office staff
- Operations staff involved in change programmes
- All participants should have some experience of managing or leading change
- Organisation and governance
- Stakeholder engagement and leadership
- Identifying a programme
- Benefits management
- Blueprint design and delivery
- Planning and control
- The business case
- Defining a programme
- Risk and issue management
- Quality and assurance management
- Managing the tranche
- Delivering capability
- Closing a programme
- Examinations - Foundation and Practitioner
- An intensive week-long course that enables you to compress all your study and examinations into five days.
- Understand and explain the roles, documents, principles, governance themes, and processes of MSP® and the relationships between them.
- Use the key concepts of MSP® on any programme.
- Design, plan and control programmes using the appropriate elements of MSP®.
- Confidently sit both the Foundation and Practitioner examinations.
- An understanding of how the MSP® framework helps effective project management.
Teaching and useful information
Course teaching hours are normally 09:00 - 17:00. This course comprises 4 days of teaching, with an examination on the final day.
MSP® is an intense programme, involving a recommended 10 hours of pre-course work as well as evening study during the week of the course.
We will confirm timings, location and other information in the two weeks leading up to your course. The course fee includes all handouts, materials, lunches and refreshments.
You should have a minimum of 6 months’ programme/change management experience.
All pre-course work must be completed prior to the course start date.
Reasons to study with us
- We care about our customers and the service they receive from us
- We hold the Customer Service Excellence® Standard, which is backed by the Cabinet Office
- We run our courses with no more than 12 people, enabling everyone to fully participate in the learning experience
- Our trainers receive excellent feedback from past delegates
- Our team provides a friendly, welcoming and supportive environment in which to learn.
Project Management Alumni Network
All our project and programme management courses include free membership of Cardiff University’s Project Management Alumni, established to help those working in the field of project and programme management to network, share best practice and keep up-to-date. Benefits include priority access to free PM events and workshops, exclusive promotions and discounts, and invitations to other events at the University.
Cancellations, substitutions and transfers
This course is an 'exceptional' course in terms of our cancellation, substitution and transfer policy. The following is a summary of the exceptional terms that apply to this course. Please see our terms and conditions for full details. Exceptional circumstances will be considered by the Head of CPD Unit.
|Number of working days' notice||% of course fees payable|
|Over 20||£50 administrative fee|
|20-1||In the event that we cannot fill your booking: 70%, plus any costs incurred for any pre-course materials already sent to the delegate or Client, unless the materials are returned to us within 10 Working Days and in brand new condition.|
|Number of working days' notice||Fee payable|
|Under 15||This will be classed as a cancellation and the cancellation fee will apply.|
|Number of working days' notice||Fee payable|
|Over 20||£50 plus any differences in fees between the two courses|
|Under 20||This will be classed as a cancellation and the cancellation fee will apply.|
Accredited MSP® training is provided by our partners Aspire Europe Ltd, accredited by PeopleCert™. MSP® is a registered trademarks of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.