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MSP Practitioner Video Learning (online exam)


The purpose of this practitioner course is to determine whether a delegate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to apply the guidance to their own work and, hence, act as an informed member of a programme management team. That is, someone responsible for managing, leading, supporting or advising on work within an MSP environment. Participants should be capable of applying the MSP guidance in a relatively uncomplicated programme within an environment that uses MSP.

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.

At the end of this 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

Once purchased, the Video Based Learning and associated exam are active for a 12-month period only, you are required to have sat your exam within this timeframe.

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What's Included

MSP Practitioner online exam

Exam Preparation Aid(s)

Tutor Support

8 hours of Video content

12 months access to course and exam must be completed within this timeframe

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You are required to have passed MSP Foundation before attempting MSP Practitioner exam.


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
  •   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

This video based product includes a Peoplecert examination.

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