MSP® 5th Edition Practitioner

For: Programme Managers & members of Programme Management Board
With: Responsibility for management of programmes
Duration: Five days including Foundation level (2 days if upgrading from Foundation level)


Delegates will consolidate and add to the knowledge and experience gained in the MSP Foundation course (attendance at which is a mandatory pre-requisite) to take you to the level required for the PEOPLECERT Programme Management (MSP) Practitioner certificate exams.

Subjects Covered

Transformational Flow

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

Writing Terms of Reference

  • Sponsoring group
  • Programme Director
  • Business Change Manager
  • Programme Manager
  • Programme Support Office
  • Capabilities and characteristics

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

Running a Programme

  • Issue management
  • Risk management
  • Quality management
  • Benefits Realisation
  • Programme Benefit Reviews

Case Study

  • APM Programme Scenario
  • Exam based exercises
  • Writing Terms of Reference
  • Writing a Blueprint
  • Creating a Programme Plan
  • Risk Management Strategy

Exam preparation

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


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 Practitioner examination is a open book (MSP Manual only) objective test examination based on a given scenario and lasting 150 minutes. There are 70 questions with a pass mark of 42 correct answers 960%).

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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