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Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Practitioner – 1.5 days

  • Length 1.5 days
  • Price $1914 inc GST
  • Version 5th Edition
  • Inclusions Exam voucher
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Why study this course

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Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) represents proven best practice and a body of knowledge drawn together from many years of real life experiences. It provides a set of principles, governance themes and a transformational flow process that supports those who direct, manage, support and deliver programmes.

MSP offers organisations from all industry sectors a standard, consistent approach to programme management. It provides a framework for executives, senior management and those leading major programmes of work, to better direct the change process whilst ensuring that the focus is maintained upon business objectives and resulting benefits.

Through effective project prioritisation and integration, MSP encourages more efficient use of organisational resources in the various change initiatives. MSP provides for better identification and management of business, programme and ultimately organisational change risk.

Timelines, budgets and quality standards are all managed and controlled more efficiently and effectively using the MSP framework. Roles and responsibilities are also clearly defined, thus eliminating duplication of effort across the organisation, whilst still ensuring that all stakeholders are fully engaged and understand what is to be expected of them in the programme.

MSP does well to enable more effective delivery of change and a much smoother transition from the existing business as usual (BAU) to a future business model. Examples of such programmes are:

  • Mergers

  • New Business Development

  • Business Integrations

  • Multi-Disciplinary IT Integrations

  • Business Remodelling

  • Restructuring

  • Re-Engineering

  • Outsourcing

  • Revitalisation of Corporate Assets

MSP was originally released in 1999 and underwent major revisions in 2003 and 2007. The framework was revised again in late 2020 to its current version, known as 5th Edition.

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ExaminationThis course pricing includes a voucher for the Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner Exam which can be taken via remote proctor. Practice exam papers are provided in the course, and reviewed to assist in preparation.The exam is:

  • 2 hours and 30 minutes duration

  • Objective testing with 8 scenario-based questions worth 10 marks each, for a total of 80 marks

  • Open book – MSP Reference Book only

  • Requires 50% (40 marks) pass to attain certification

It is highly recommended that you spend some time each evening of this course reviewing and consolidating what you’ve learned, to be well prepared for the exam.

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What you’ll learn

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to apply the MSP guidance in the delivery of a programme, in particular in the governance or programme delivery role

Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:

  • Be introduced the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Framework

  • Understand how to use Programme Management for successful planning and delivery of such programmes

  • Identify when use the Programme Management framework and approach

  • Appreciate the strategic nature and context of change and what drives such change

  • Recognise the Programme Management environment

  • Work within the principles of Programme Management

  • Apply MSP to real life programmes

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Who is the course for?

The MSP Practitioner course is designed for:

  • Programme Directors wanting to use MSP

  • Programme Managers

  • Change Managers

  • Programme and Project Sponsors

  • Senior Managers and Executives

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us on 1800 853 276.

Course subjects

The MSP Practitioner course will span the following major areas at a practical application level:

  • The Programme Organisation

  • Vision

  • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Benefits Management

  • Blueprint Design and Delivery

  • Planning and Control

  • Business Case

  • Risk and Issue Management

  • Quality and Assurance

In addition the MSP Practitioner course will also introduce participants to the application of the transformational flow process, in particular:

  • Identifying a Programme

  • Defining a Programme

  • Managing the Tranches

  • Delivering the Capability

  • Realising the Benefits

  • Closing the Programme


Participants must have completed DDLS’ Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation course and successfully passed the MSP Foundation exam.


This course has pre-reading or other preparation requirements which should be completed before you commence your course with us.

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Industry Association Recognition

Project Management Institute (PMI)®

  • Contact Hours: 11 hours

  • Professional Development Units (PDUs): 11 PDUs

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

  • Continual Professional Development (CPD) points: 10 points

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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Managing Successful Programmes Foundation and Practitioner Combo
Save when you purchase the Managing Successful Programmes Combo bundle for only $3135 inc GST. Booked separately, these courses would cost you over $4200 inc GST.