MSP Managing Successful Programmes

1-day MSP Introduction Course Outline Available as an in-house course for organisations Includes examinations during the course Request Info

MSP® Awareness - Online or Classroom


Officially launched in 1999, “Managing Successful Programmes” (MSP®) is a guide that provides and maintains a strategic view over the set of projects, aligning and co-ordinating them within a programme of business change in support of specific business strategies.

Who is the course designed for?

This introduction is suitable for any organisation or individual seeing the need for a controlled approach to managing programmes.  It is also suitable for Programme Directors or Senior Responsible Owners, Programme Managers, Business Change Managers, experienced project managers, programme support managers and senior managers from any discipline with involvement in introducing major change initiatives.

The Managing Successful Programmes method is flexible and adaptable for any type and size of programme where a business "vision" is the required outcome.

What are the course objectives?

To provide an understanding of the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to programme management and enable students to understand the MSP® framework.



Individuals and companys can take advantage of SPOCE's highly acclaimed online learning to gain a full awareness of MSP. The online learning includes two learning modules that take you through the MSP Principles, Themes and Processes.

Price: £99 + VAT for 3 months access to MSP Awareness Online. Click here to order now

A demo of the online awareness content can be viewed by clicking here.

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The classroom events are delivered by an approved MSP® Trainer with practical experience of using the MSP® method over a wide range of projects.

Classroom courses are avaialble as an on-site company event, or as a public course for individuals. While a couse agenda is clearly defined, there are plenty of pportunities throughout the day to focus on particular areas as requested by the attendees.

Price: £99 + VAT for 1-day Classroom event. For onsite company events please call 01202 736373 or click here to submit a request for quote.


What examinations are taken on the course?

There are no exams taken on this event. Attendance of this event will support the planned AXELOS CPD Scheme.

What does the course cover?

  • MSP® Introduction and Overview
  • MSP® Framework and Concepts
  • Vision
  • Identifying a Programme
  • Blueprint Design and Delivery
  • Defining a Programme
  • Planning and Control
  • Benefits Realisation Management
  • Organisation and the Programme Office
  • The Business Case
  • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Managing the Tranches
  • Delivering the Capability and Realising the Benefits
  • Quality Management
  • Risk Management and Issue Resolution
  • Closing a Programme


What course materials are included?


3 months access to MSP Awareness Online is provided, with attractive options to upgrade to the full Foundation & Practitioner learning.

A demo of the online awareness content can be viewed by clicking here.


Each attendee is provided with a handout which includes and overview of MSP, a copy of any presentation visuals that are used on the event.

Delegate Feedback

The following is a list of feedback comments from customers attending recent SPOCE courses.


"Julia was fantastic and went over configuration management again and again until I finally got it!! So thank you ever so much. This will really help me in my daily working life" Rachel Cough

"Excellent Trainer/Course/Hotel Facilities - Great Knowledge and presentation skills of the trainer - very Enjoyable Course" Leanne Preuss

"Richard is a fantastic trainer and I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks!" Res Sembi

"Trainer was faultless, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, thorough etc. I would recommend collagues to attend the course with this trainer in particular" Andrew Willis

"Enjoyed the way the course was delivered with respect to interaction of delegates" Jason Bennett

"Mike was excellent. I think i'd have been worn out by about 10am on Monday if I were him" Sally Ragret

"Richard made a complex subject clear and got us up to speed in 3 days!" Paul Curtis

"The course surpassed my expectations. I'll totally recomend it to my colleagues" Marjuh Hernandez

"The trainer was outstanding, imformative, helpful, well prepared, able to tailor the course to particular requirements, and had a sense of humour!" Saminia Khan


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