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 Newcastle

About Newcastle


Newcastle upon Tyne is also known as Newcastle is a city located in North East of England. Newcastle is 166 km south of Edinburgh, 466 km north of London on River Tyne northern bank. It is a populous city in Northeast and also forms the core of Tyneside conurbation. This core of Tyneside is the eighth most populous urban area in the United Kingdom. Earlier, Newcastle was part of Northumberland County until 1400 when it became country itself. Newcastle is a home to Newcastle University. University is a member of Russel group and Northumbria University.

The city was developed during ancient settlement. Newcastle got its name after a castle built in 1080 by Robert Curthose. It grew as an important wool trade centre in the 14th century and later as major coal mining area. In Newcastle port was developed in the 16th century. Shipyards down the River Tyne was among the world largest shipbuilding as well as ship repairing centres. Newcastle economy includes digital technology, tourism, retail, cultural centres, corporate headquarters and learning. With the help of these city contributes 13 Billion Euro toward GVA of United Kingdom. Icons of Newcastle are Tyne Bridge and Newcastle United Football.


Electric trams started in Newcastle upon Tyne streets in 1901. Later these trams were replaced by buses. In 1901 Laing Art Gallery was established. Shipley Art Gallery was opened in 1917. The first cinema in Newcastle was opened in 1909. In 1900 Redneugh Road Bridge was built. In 1906 King Edward VII Railways Bridge was established. In 1925 Hatton Gallery was founded and In 1928 Tyne Bridge, a Suspension bridge was erected. In 20th-century coal exports decreased. In 1956 last coal mine that was located within boundaries of Newcastle was closed. Shipbuilding also decreased. During 1930’s mass unemployment occurred in Newcastle. In 2000 Life Science Centre was opened and In 2001 Millennium Bridge was opened. The present population of Newcastle Upon Tyne is 284,000.


During the 19th century, Newcastle played a significant role in the industrial revolution. Newcastle was leading centre for shipbuilding, coal mining, engineering, manufacturing and munitions. In the second half of 20th century, heavy industries declined. The city is known for its commitment to environment related issues. A programme was planned for Newcastle to become ‘the first Carbon Neutral town’. These plans slowly slipped, and now it hopes to become carbon neutral by 2050. Newcastle is a commercial and educational focus for North East England. The economy of Newcastle contributes around 13 billion Euros to UK GVA. Central Business District is situated in the Centre of the city. This is bounded by the central station, Haymarket and Quayside areas.