For: Senior Programme Managers & Programme Board members
With: Responsibility for management of programmes
Duration: Three days


Delegates will consolidate and add to the knowledge and experience gained in the MSP Practitioner course (attendance at which and a pass in the examination are mandatory pre-requisites) to take you to the level required for the APM Group Programme Management (MSP) Advanced Practitioner certificate examination.

Subjects Covered

Document relationships

  • Blueprint
  • Business Case
  • Benefit Realisation Plan
  • Projects Dossier
  • Programme Plan

Compiling a Blueprint

  • Expanding the Programme Vision Statement
  • The required business model
  • Service levels & Key Performance measures
  • Support systems

Planning a Programme

  • Scheduling projects
  • Resource sharing
  • Defining tranches
  • Handling dependencies

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Stakeholder Map
  • Stakeholder Profiles
  • Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

Transformational Flow

  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Managing the Tranches
  • Delivering the Capability
  • Realising the Benefits
  • Closing the Programme

Exam preparation

  • Group question practice
  • Individual practice
  • Exam feedback
  • Practitioner Advanced Exam assignments


Programme Management experience or Programme Board experience is required. Some pre-course material is provided which should be fully read and understood before the course start. This is an intensive course and some evening work will be required during the course.

The Examination

The Advanced Practitioner examination is an open book essay type written examination based on a given scenario and lasting 150 minutes. There are 75 marks available. The pass mark is 50%.

Managing Successful Programmes describes the framework and strategies of Programme Management. Programme Management is an integral part of OGC’s Best Practice portfolio.

Please note that the APM Group require every candidate’s identification to be verified by the examination invigilator. You will be required to produce some photographic identification before being allowed to take the exam.

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