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    Get to know about key principles used in MSP® Foundation

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    The delegates will be trained by well qualified and highly experienced MSP® certified trainers

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    Pentagon Training offers this course at an affordable price as we value your money

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    Understand how to use gained skills in managing programs for better output than before

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    Enhance earning potential by becoming MSP® Foundation Certified

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    PeopleCert fully accredits MSP® Foundation course of Pentagon Training

The management of organisational programs is the most vital asset of an enterprise. The organisations who understand the importance of Program Management can survive in the modern economy.

Pentagon Training introduces MSP® Foundation course to help delegates in breaking organisational structure into smaller and more manageable sizes for implementing best practices in program management. In this course also learn MSP framework which gives strategic outcomes and helps to realise its significant benefits.

Who should take this course

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

  • Project sponsors
  • Senior managers­­­­
  • Senior executives
  • Programme office team members
  • Project delivery team members
  • Senior project managers
  • Program managers
  • Portfolio and Program Management Office managers
  • Business change managers
  • Change managers
  • Programme sponsors
  • Business change team members
  • Business Change Managers (BCMs)
  • Senior Responsible Owners (SRO's)


The delegates who want to attend this course should have some experience in program environment and good knowledge of concepts of project management

MSP® does not demand any particular qualification, but the experience of working in well-structured project environment can be beneficial for the delegates.


What Will You Learn

  • Identify and make use of MSP® processes, governance themes and principles for managing the program
  • Get to know about various benefits of using a consistent and a well-structured approach to programme management
  • Make sure that the projects align with the concepts of MSP®
  • Improved competence which will allow delegates to deliver programs successfully
  • Attain the strategic objectives of the organisation
  • Get sufficient knowledge or understanding required to clear foundation exam
  • Apply the Key concepts and terminologies learnt to their own organisation or into own program management
  • Determine the major difference between a project and a programme
  • Successfully plan and control programmes
  • Manage strategic programmes for better results
  • Understand when and where to use MSP® programme management framework
  • Identify different ways to use programme management for successful planning as well as delivery of programs

What's included

  Course Overview

Pentagon Training’s MSP® Foundation course covers entire syllabus of MSP foundation and prepares delegates for foundation exam.

The intent of the course is to make sure that the delegate gets an adequate amount of knowledge and skills required to interact efficiently with other members involved in program management and act as an active member of program office team. Understand the MSP® core principles ad terminology used in MSP®.

Get to know about MSP® principles, governance themes and transformational flow process to plan, direct, manage, support a deliver programs successfully.

MSP® provides a consistent approach to all industry sectors for program management. MSP® also helps to make use of organisational resources in a better way. It also provides a better approach for business. Program management and also regulatory change risk.

MSP® framework is based on following concepts:

MSP® Principles

  • MSP® Principles are based on positive and negative feedback from experienced programme managers

MSP® governance themes

  • It helps program managers to structure the approach to managing organisational programs

MSP® transformational flow

  • It provides clear path from start to conclusion of organisational programs

During the course, attain the required skills and knowledge to manage various projects which will suit senior project managers and programme managers. In this MSP® Foundation course, our trainer will give the delegates real world examples so that the delegates can have a clear picture of the subject. After clearing this MSP® Foundation exam, delegates will be eligible to give MSP® Practitioner exam. PeopleCert accredits MSP® Foundation course.


  Course Content

Module 1

  • Define Program
  • Scope and Objective
  • Key Principles of Program Management
  • MSP® structure and philosophy

Module 2

  • Governance Themes
  • Blueprint Design and Delivery
  • Programme Planning and Control
  • The Business Case
  • Risk Management and Issue Resolution
  • Quality Management
  • Organisation
  • Vision
  • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Benefits Realisation Management

Module 3

  • Transformational Flow
  • Identify Program
  • Define Program
  • Manage the Tranches
  • Deliver the Capability
  • Realise the Benefits
  • Close a Programme
  • Programme Office
  • Communicate and envision for better future

Module 4

  • Prepare for MSP® Foundation Exam
  • MSP® Foundation Exam

Summary and Next Steps


MSP® Foundation Schedules

Course Name Duration Dates Price
MSP® Foundation 3 days Bolton

About Bolton

The name Bolton originates from bothl-tun with the name Boelton being first used in 1185 AD. The town acquired different names such as Bothelton  and  Boulton, and finally Bolton (1307). The towns motto means “overcome difficulties”.

Bolton is located in North West England. Since the 14th century it was one of the largest and most productive centers of cotton spinning in the world due to the settlement of Flemish weavers. It reached its zenith in the beginning of the 20th century. However, towards the fag end of the 20th century, the scenario changed. The cotton industry came to an end virtually if not physically.

The various smaller towns and villages around Bolton form the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton.


Bolton, part of Lancashire, came up as a small settlement in the moorland and was known as Bolton le Moors. At the time of the English Civil War, it was a political outpost in a staunchly Royalist region. This resulted in an attack by 3,000 Royalist troops led by Prince Rupert of the Rhine in 1644. 1,600 residents were killed and 700 taken prisoners in what came to be known as the Bolton Massacre.


Bolton is connected by local road as well as national routes. The A6  is a major north–south trunk road that passes to the west. The A666 dual carriageway, is an offshoot from the M61/M60 motorway interchange. The M61 has three dedicated stops.

Bolton is served by a network of local buses  coordinated by Transport for Greater Manchester. The bus station on Moor Lane was scheduled to be replaced by a new interchange in the town centre  by the end of 2014, at a cost of £48 million.

Bolton Interchange  was served by Virgin West Coast trains passing through Manchester Piccadilly station. Managed by Northern, the station is part of a town-centre transport interchange. It provides services to many stations  are operated by  TransPennine Express and Northern trains.


Bolton is home to various sports such as Football, Hockey and Cricket. Bolton Wanderers F.C. play football in the English League club. The Bolton Wanderers was formed in 1874 and they played at Burnden Park for 102 years. In 1997, it moved to the Reebok Stadium. The club has won four FA Cups, the last one being in 1958. The club has 73 seasons in the top division of the English league – most by any team.

Bolton Hockey Club has men and women in its teams and there are junior as well as regular teams with more than 120 playing members. The town also has two local cricket leagues, the Bolton Cricket League, and the Bolton Cricket Association.