Course Outline:   Managing Successful Programmes - Practitioner

Duration:  5 days

Course Code:  XSAMSPC

The objectives of the course are to give the delegates a comprehensive understanding of the ‘Managing Successful Programmes’ (MSP) philosophy, and how it can be applied to live programmes and includes the MSP exams up to Practitioner level.

Delegate Profile

The course is recommended for managers with full-time responsibility within a programme environment.

Delegates wishing to take and pass the MSP exams are advised that consolidation and preparation work will be required during each evening of the course.

Typical Topics Covered

The course includes modules on:
• Identifying and Defining a Programme
• Establishing and Running a Programme
• Planning and Organisation
• Benefits
• Stakeholder Management
• Issue and Risk Management
• Quality
• Configuration Management and Audit
• Closing a Programme

In addition, delegates will work through a case study illustrating the application of MSP techniques, or participate in workshops covering the appropriate application of the techniques to real programmes.


This is a five-day event including optional MSP Foundation, Intermediate and Practitioner exams.
Course Arrangements

Included in the cost of the course are:
• Joining Instructions including suggestions for pre-course reading
• OGC publication ‘Managing Successful Programmes’
• Printed courseware
• Examination fees

Focus Project Management, 57a Church Street, Market Deeping, Peterborough, PE6 8AN

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