Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) - 5 Days

MSP® represents proven programme management good practices in the successful delivery of transformational change, through the application of programme management. MSP® defines programme management as "the action of carrying out the coordinated organization, direction and implementation of a dossier or projects and transformational activities to achieve outcomes and realise benefits of strategic importance to the business." MSP® has been used and adopted within many organizations. The experiences of those who have adopted programme management have provided invaluable inputs into the latest edition of the guide, which is published in 2011.

Course Overview

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) is a 5 day training course, which covers the syllabi for foundation and practitioner exam levels for Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) method and includes the exams.
You will gain an understanding and knowledge of the processes and principles of the method to act as a programme manager. Class sizes are kept small to facilitate better interactions and discussions.

The MSP® framework is based on three core concepts

  • MSP® Principles: These are derived from positive and negative lessons learned from programme experiences. They are the common factors that underpin the success of any transformational change
  • MSP® Governance Themes: These define an organisation's approach to programme management. They allow an organisation to put in place the right leadership, delivery team, organisation structures and controls, giving the best chance for success
  • MSP® Transformational Flow: This provides a route through the lifecycle of a programme from its conception through to the delivery of the new capability, outcomes and benefits

Key Benefits

Managing Successful Programmes is definitive guidance in managing inter-related projects as a co-ordinated programme of business change in order to manage risks and benefits more effectively. Managing Successful Programmes is widely adopted in the public and private sectors, and developed by a consortium of over 100 organizations including from within services industries.

Along with the other Programme and Project Management guidance available from OGC and OGC's partners, MSP® aims to:

  • provide referenceable standards
  • provide a framework of best practice principles and concepts drawn from latest experiences and proven practice
  • enable practitioners to adapt the guidance to real life situations
  • be accessible by teams and organisations as well as by individual practitioners
  • help practitioners improve their decision making and to become better at implementing beneficial change
  • enable individuals to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of the each product by obtaining a globally recognised qualification