MSP® 5th Edition Foundation

For: Programme Managers & members of Programme Management Board
With: Responsibility for management of programmes
Duration: Two days or three if separate exam day


Delegates will gain sufficient knowledge and experience in the processes and principles of Programme Management (MSP) to act as a Programme Manager for a programme with a coherent project portfolio or to act as a member of a Programme Support Office. You will have an opportunity to sit the PEOPLECERT MSP Foundation exam and to prepare for the Practitioner exams.

Educational Objectives

Following the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe and apply all facets of the programme
    processes, in accordance with the MSP method
  • Set up and manage complex programmes
  • Identify and control risk
  • Monitor the objectives of a programme and the
    essential adjustments needed to respond to
    changes in the environment

Subjects Covered

The following subjects will be covered during the course:

  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Programme Planning
  • Benefits Management
  • Issue and Risk Management
  • Establishing a Programme
  • Running a Programme
  • Closing a Programme
  • Case Study
  • APM Programme Scenario
  • Exam based exercises


Project Management experience or Project 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 MSP® 5th Edition Foundation examination is a 1 hour 60 multiple choice objective question paper. Currently the pass mark is 60% (36 marks).

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 PEOPLECERT 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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