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MSP Practitioner Video Learning (no exam)


MSP Practitioner is the second of the three MSP qualifications and is a pre-requisite for anyone wishing to pursue MSP Advanced Practitioner certifications.

This eLearning course provides you with a thorough understanding of the MSP programme management methodology, providing you with the skills needed to confidently use MSP to manage programmes in line with strategic aims of a business and its day-to-day running.

Target Audience:

MSP Practitioner is suitable for project managers, BCMs, experts and advisers working within a programme office and other specialist/governance roles involved in supporting programmes following the MSP guidance together with those wishing to pursue higher level qualifications (e.g. programme managers). This level is also suitable for SROs.

What's Included

Tutor Support for the duration of the course

8 hours of Video content

12 months access to the course

More Information

You are required to have passed MSP Foundation before attempting MSP Practitioner exam and you need to supply your own copy of the Official MSP manual, 9780113313273.


At the end of this eLearning course you will be able to:

  •   identify additional value as a result of managing the described change as an MSP Programme
  •   explain and apply each of the MSP principles, the governance themes and the transformational flow processes and their activities
  •   explain the relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes, the transformational flow, programme information (documents) and the MSP defined programme management roles
  •   produce and evaluate examples of MSP programme information (documents).
  •   know facts, terms and concepts relating to each theme
  •   understand how each governance theme relates to the Principles
  •   understand the approach to the treatment of each governance theme
  •   appreciate how each governance theme is applied throughout the Transformational Flow
  •   understand the responsibilities involved in each governance theme
  •   apply and tailor the relevant aspects of each governance theme to a scenario, when creating or reviewing products or making decisions related to each theme, in any or all of the processes
  •   identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of each governance theme throughout a programme scenario

At the end of your course there will be a mock test to help you further prepare for your examination.


MSP Philosophy and structure

  •   What is a programme and how it differs to both business as usual and project work
  •   Relationship between the MSP Principles, Governance Themes and the Transformational Flow.

The 7 MSP Principles

  •   Remaining aligned with corporate strategy
  •   Leading change
  •   Envisioning and communicating a better future
  •   Focusing on benefits and threats to them
  •   Adding Value
  •   Designing and delivering a coherent capability
  •   Learning from experience

The 9 MSP Governance Themes

  •   Organization
  •   Vision
  •   Leadership and stakeholder engagement
  •   Benefits management
  •   Blueprint design and delivery
  •   Planning and control
  •   The Business case
  •   Risks and issue management
  •   Quality and assurance management

The 6 MSP Transformational Flow Processes

  •   Identifying a programme
  •   Defining a programme
  •   Managing the tranche
  •   Delivering the capability
  •   Realizing the benefits
  •   Closing a programme

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