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MSP® Foundation

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) is a methodology comprised of the key principles and processes for use when managing multiple projects or a programme. This course will illustrate proven best practice for you to adopt and succeed when delivering large scale change.

Course Duration:
Enrollment Duration: 90 Days
10 hours formal CPD
£228 + VAT


The 'Managing Successful Programmes' framework enables you to adopt a more flexible and adaptive approach to the demands of your project or programme management. It will provide you with an adaptable route to facilitating change and help you to achieve success by bringing together the key elements of governance themes with transformational flow processes.

By taking this course you will be able to define your role within a programme team and understand how to contribute more effectively to the delivery of strategically aligned benefits. By employing this framework to correctly manage your programmes you will reduce the exposure of your company to risk while protecting your own investment into the challenges you are faced with.


Learning outcomes

  • Identify the key characteristics and context of a project and the benefits of adopting PRINCE2
  • Determine how the PRINCE2 principles underpin the PRINCE2 method
  • Establish the PRINCE2 themes and how they are applied in a project
  • Define the PRINCE2 processes and how they are executed in a project


  • RICS professionals £228 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £285 + VAT
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Who is this course for?

The PRINCE2® Foundation 2017 course is aimed at

  • New project managers
  • Those aspiring to be project managers


It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects that may use this framework - this can include:

  • Project Board members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners)
  • Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers)
  • Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts)
  • Project Support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel) and operational line managers/staff


End of Course Assessment

On completion of the e-learning course you will receive a RICS Certificate of Completion confirming that you have successfully completed the PRINCE2® Foundation course.

Accreditation  The PRINCE2® Foundation exam will provide you with the formal qualification. The format of this exam is 60 multiple choice questions and a minimum score of 33 correct answers out of 60 (55%) will be required to pass. The duration of the exam is 60 minutes and delegates are not permitted a text book. Once you have completed the course, you can book your exam for a convenient time through our examination partner, ILX Group. Please note that the cost of the exam is not included with this course.


This course is made up of the following 7 sections:

Part 1 – Course Introduction

  • Course objectives
  • What do we mean by managing successful programmes (MSP)
  • MSP examination requirements


Part 2 – Introduction to Programme Management

  • Changing vs Running the business
  • Difference between programme & projects
  • The programme environment
  • Drivers for change
  • Types of programme
  • When to use a programme approach


Part 3 – Process & Programme Information

  •  Sequence of processes in the programme lifecycle (‘transformational flow’)
  • Key inputs and outputs of each process
  • Purpose of each process
  • Key activities associated with each process


Part 4 – Programme Organisation

  • Differences between leadership and management
  • Typical programme organisation structures
  • Key responsibilities and attributes of the key programme roles
  • Functions of a programme office


 Part 5 – Leadership & Stakeholder Engagement

  • Stakeholder management vs Engagement
  • Stakeholder analysis - Interests and influence
  • Stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Programme communications plan


 Part 6 – Planning & Control

  • Development of a programme plan and projects dossier
  • Tranches vs Workstreams
  • Dependency types and priorities
  • Controlling projects and transition
  • Resource management
  • Monitoring and control strategy


Part 7 – The Business Case

  • Programme mandate and the outline business case
  • Business case in the transformational flow
  • Elements of the business case
  • Areas of focus of the key MSP roles


Benefits management

  • Importance to programme management
  • The benefits management cycle
  • Benefits identification and categorisation
  • Benefit mapping and profiling
  • Benefits management strategy and realisation plan



  • Vision statement development
  • Characteristics of a good vision statement


Blueprint design and technology

  • The POTI model
  • Intermediate and final future states


Risk & Issue management

  • Purpose of risk management strategy and issue
  • Management strategy •Risk management cycle
  • Programme and project level risk escalation
  • Issue management cycle
  • Configuration management
  • Change control


Quality & Assurance management

  • Quality versus assurance
  • Scope of programme quality
  • Integrated assurance principles
  • Assurance management techniques


Also included is the Mock Exam Simulator which includes example MSP Foundation exam questions for you to test your knowledge.

£228 + VAT