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MSP® Foundation

Course overview

Many organizations already sufficiently master the quality of their business processes and projects. Standards as ISO, CMMI, PRINCE2®, PMBoK have made a positive contribution to this through different certification paths.

Despite this, many organizations still struggle with the management of strategic programmes: clusters of projects and non-project activities. Unlike the strongly focused and result-oriented methods for project management, programme management focuses on the pragmatic translation of strategy to action, and this within a continuous changing environment. By nature these initiatives are complex and long-term, and they have a large impact on the organization.

We talk about programmes that give shape to the future of the organization.
These programmes are complex because of their strategic nature, they have an interdependency with the existing organization, they are threatened to loose focus because of their long-term character,
and they require a good overview because they have an impact on nearly all business processes within an organization. Furthermore, programmes are dynamic of nature because they continuously adapt their definition and scope to the changing environment within which they take place.

MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes®) is a method for programme management and is owned by AXELOS Limited - which is also the owner of PRINCE2®. The approach of MSP® and PRINCE2® are thus aligned with each other.
MSP® basically has the same characteristics as the PRINCE2® project management method: a strong focus on a process-based approach of programme management with well-defined principles, processes, controls and responsibilities.

With this training course you will get to know the MSP® programme management method.
The principles of the method become clear and the different controls, roles and processes are discussed.
This training course conforms to the syllabus for those delegates wishing to gain MSP® Foundation level certification.

Prerequisites & Intended audience

Delegates should be experienced in project management and have a basic understanding of programme management.
Knowledge of a structured project management method is required.

This level is aiming to measure the general knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of MSP®.

This training course will benefit:
Programme Managers
Project sponsors
Senior project management consultants
Senior Project Managers
Programme stakeholders
Programme Support staff

Course content

This training course is an accredited MSP® training course and includes the following topics:
Introduction programme management
Strategic changes and programmes
The start-up and organization of programmes
An overview of MSP® principles, controls, roles and processes
Changing step-by-step
Leadership and stakeholder engagement
Managing risks and issues
Managing and realizing benefits
Give guidance to changes
Planning and control
Multi-project planning
Quality management
Directing the projects dossier and the process-based changes
Delegates are prepared for the MSP® Foundation exam
Delegates obtain access to our unique online Exam trainer for exam preparation

Course material

The Managing Successful Programmes® manual and an accredited MSP® syllabus, including:
A colour printout of the accredited MSP® Foundation training
A sample programme scenario with assignments and example solutions
A MSP® Foundation test exam
Access to an online MSP® Foundation Exam trainer

Course approach

Classroom teaching
An online Exam trainer is available during homework to expand knowledge
A rather high tempo is used and the method is treated pragmatically
The training course is a mixture of input and practical sessions, practical sessions are on an individual and team basis
The training course is delivered by an experienced and accredited MSP® trainer


Delegates have the possibility to take the MSP® Foundation examination at the end of the training.
If successful they will receive the internationally recognized MSP® Foundation certificate.

Practical details

Including examination:
Duration: 2,5 full days or 5 day parts (*)
Location: Open registration or in-company

Excluding examination:
Duration: 2 full days or 4 day parts (*)
Location: Open registration or in-company

(*) A day part is a half day (a morning, afternoon or evening session).

Are you an individual participant or a small group?

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(*) All prices incl. license fees, course materials and arrangement costs and excl. 21% VAT.

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We work with clients on tailoring our training services to reflect your industry, corporate culture, goals and schedule.

You fill out our contact form and send us a request for proposal
We send you an offer without engagement
We discuss your requirements, requests for tailored content and preferred dates
We work with you to investigate ways to maximise training benefits for you and your learners
After your acceptance, we will ask you to sign the training agreement and provide us a list of delegates
We deliver course material, lead the training, invigilate examinations (if required) and advise the results

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For more information about a MSP® Foundation training, please contact us:
Contact our training advisors by telephone: +32 (0)53 417113, +32 (0)473 705907 or +32 (0)476 902733