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    Get to know about various methods for effective Management of projects

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    Learn about MSP® principles, governance themes and transformational flow

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    PeopleCert accredits Pentagon Training's MSP® Foundation and Practitioner course

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    Our well qualified and MSP® certified instructors helps the delegates to understand MSP® methodology elaborately

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    Prepare well for the MSP® Foundation and Practitioner exam

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    Gain certification and enhance your potential with us

MSP® stands for Managing Successful Programmes. It provides us with a well-structured approach for managing various programmes within the organisation. This is developed by leading practitioners worldwide using their practical experience, knowledge and skills. This technique includes the best practices to manage programmes that are accessible to everyone.

MSP® is an internationally recognised methodology. In MSP® Foundation and Practitioner course, the delegates will gain the skills required to use MSP® for managing organisational activities confidently.

During the course, learn to coordinate with programme projects to ensure the proper implementation of plans, resources and risk controlling factors. 

Who should take this course

MSP® Foundation and Practitioner course is best suited for the following audience:

  • Account Managers
  • Project Directors
  • Business Strategists
  • Consultants
  • Operational staff
  • Project Managers
  • Project Support Staff
  • Business Managers
  • Project Sponsors
  • Experienced Project Managers
  • Program office team members
  • Business change team members
  • Project delivery team members
  • Program managers

Delegates who need to understand the practical application of Managing Successful Programme (MSP).

Delegates who wish to gain Foundation as well as Practical qualification.

Those delegates who are newly appointed as Programme managers and have no previous experience can take this course.

Senior Managers who sponsor the projects and held responsible for its success.

Operational Managers are responsible for embedding change in their area.

Delegates are seeking certification in programme management.

Those delegates who need to understand concepts and terminology of MSP and wish to achieve the professional qualification.



  • The delegates should possess experience of leading or managing projects
  • Must have good working knowledge of program management
  • Have basic knowledge of issues of business change
  • The delegate must hold Foundation Certificate before attending Practitioner course.

What Will You Learn

  • Make sure that program investment is in place with strategic needs so that the value or service can be delivered
  • Lead the organisational changes by managing multiple stakeholders and complex tasks
  • Learn how to use MSP transformational flow design, plan and control organisational functions
  • Learn to manage multiple projects by using new capabilities gained during the training
  • Decrease and control the risks or issues that may occur at the program level
  • Effectively communicates within the team to have desired output
  • Prepare for MSP® Foundation as well as MSP® Practitioner exam

What's included

  Course Overview

Pentagon Training’s  MSP® Foundation and Practitioner course is designed to help the delegates in understanding and applying techniques of  MSP® to clear the exam in the first attempt. Get specialised in working with other organisations and also understand how MSP® works and efficiently merge it into existing structures as well as processes of the organisation. 

This Pentagon Training’s accredited course is aimed to guide the delegates about basics of good programme management along with the Principles, Transformational Flows and Governance Themes as described in the MSP® approach. Prepare well for the MSP® Foundation and Practitioner examination. It also explains roles and responsibilities of program management to advance your ability to engage and meet the client’s business requirements. 

MSP® Foundation and Practitioner course allow delegates to study at their own pace and according to their schedules.


  Course Content

Introduction to Programme lifecycle

  • Define programme lifecycle
  • Design Programme team
  • Role of leaders in a team
  • Draft a brief programme
  • Engagement of stakeholders
  • Final Product quality
  • Plan, implement and control progress
  • Present programme definition
  • Control changes
  • Role of Communication in programme
  • Risk and issue management
  • Management of new business capability developing

Program Management Processes

  • Identify programme
  • Define and Govern programme
  • Manage benefits from processes

MSP® structure and philosophy

  • Describe programme
  • Relationship between principles, governance themes and transformational flow of MSP®

MSP® Principles: Factors supporting the success of any transformational change are derived from negative and positive lessons learned from experience of organisational programme.

  • Stay aligned with corporate strategy
  • Lead change
  • Envision and Communicating a better future
  • Focus on benefits and threats to them
  • Add value
  • Design and deliver a coherent capability
  • Learn from current or previous experience

MSP® Governance themes

Identify organisational approach to manage the programme and allow the organisation to put everything in place for better results.

MSP governance themes

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

MSP® Transformational flow - Provide way through programme lifecycle from conception to delivery.

The 6 MSP®  Transformational Flow Processes

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

*After completing 4 days of classroom training and successfully passing your MSP® Foundation Exam, the fifth day of this course is a flexible exam preparation day to complete at your convenience in order to prepare you to take and pass your MSP® Practitioner exam online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

Benefits of MSP® online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Take your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready 

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