A Quick Glance

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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 Corby

About Corby

Corby is a part of the county of Northamptonshire and is located 23 miles from Northampton, England. Corby. In 2011, had a population of 61,300 and was considered to be the fastest growing county in the whole of England as far as the census was concerned. With the opening of the Corby Railway Station and Corby International Pool in 2009 and the Corby Cube building in 2010, Corby went through a regeneration process. At one time, Corby was known as “Little Scotland” as many workers came from Scotland to Corby seeking employment. As a part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration’s, Corby bid to gain city status. Unfortunately, it lost to Perth, Chelmsford and St Asaph.

In and around areas surrounding Corby, artefacts and human remains from the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age have been found. Corby got its name from the first settlers who were Danish invaders. It was then called "Kori's by" meaning Kori's settlement. The Domesday Book of 1086 recorded the name as "Corbei" and this went on to become Corby. Emblem of Corby known as the raven originates from an alternative meaning of the same word.

Henry III granted Corby the right to hold a market and annual fairs in 1226.C. In 1568, Elizabeth I exempted local landowners from tolls, dues and gave all men the right to refuse to serve in the local militia. 

The Corby Pole Fair takes place every 20 years since it first started in 1862 when Corby got its charter. The next pole fair is scheduled for 2022.


  •  Corby Town F.C. – Football, National League North.
  • The Stewarts & Lloyds Corby F.C.  – Football, The United Counties League. 
  • Corby has neither neglected the kids nor the overage. There is a club for athletics for people whose age starts from 11 to over 60. The upper age group was promoted to Midland East 1 in the Youth Development League and also earned advancement in the Heart of England Athletics League.

Toxic waste contamination

In July 2009 Corby Borough Council was brought before justice for negligently exposing pregnant women to toxic waste during the reclamation of the former British Steel Corporation steel works, causing birth defects to their children. The judge found in favour of 16 claimants out of the 18 with the oldest being 22 years at the time of the judgement. As the ruling was the first among such,  it was quite a significant one.