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  • Renowned programme management methodology
  • Unified and structures framework
  • Increase earning potential by up to 25%
  • Exam simulators for pre-test practice
  • Additional modules for exam preparation
  • Expert tutor support

Key Features

Duration of access:
12 months

Training hours:
24 hours

Accredited by:

Certification of completion

Free Exam Voucher

About the Course

The MSP Practitioner course is designed to build on the content covered in the MSP Foundation course. It provides an opportunity for learners to deepen and embed their knowledge so that they are ready to confidently apply their skills in practice. The MSP online course asks learners to create, apply, and amend MSP strategies to allow them to demonstrate their expertise.

Since MSP is renowned for its flexibility, practitioners can utilize the methodology in a variety of industries and sectors. MSP can also be used for risk and change management and can be easily applied to improve customer experiences.

Course Outline

Module 1: Principles and Governance Overview
This module explores the key concepts of MSP, as well as common drivers for change programs. Learners will study the roles involved in program governance throughout the program lifecycle and the importance of business alignment.

Module 2: Organization and the Programme Office
This module examines the key concepts of ‘Organization’ within program governance, as well as the role of the ‘Program Office’. It also covers the activities carried out by program members, including transformational flow activities.

Module 3: Vision
This module explores vision statements, including reasons to keep them unchanged as well as their development and maintenance.

Module 4: Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
This module examines the stakeholder engagement cycle, including its contents and the most important factors to consider. Learners will become familiar with the strategy for stakeholder engagement and management, along with the stakeholder map. They will also cover the program communications plan, alongside change management and the interest/influence matrix.

The roles involved in stakeholder management are also explored, along with the transformational flow activities within the ‘Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement’ Governance Theme.

Module 5: Benefits Management
This module covers the key drivers for the Governance Theme of ‘Benefits Management’, along with various benefits categories. These include benefits measurements, financial impacts, and the corporate objectives supported by program benefits.

The contents and format of benefits management strategies, maps, profiles, and realization plans are also explored.

Module 6: Blueprint design and delivery
This module examines the main characteristics of the Governance Theme ‘Blueprint Design and Delivery’. It covers the importance of collaboration with other Governance Themes, as well as alignment with necessary documents.

‘Options analysis’ is also described, along with the process of arranging solutions into projects, tranches, and workstreams.

Module 7: Planning and Control
This module explores the key concepts of ‘Planning and Control’. These include monitoring and controlling strategy, program and project plans, as well as dossiers and project briefs. It also covers resource management planning and strategy, along with benefits profiles and realization planning.

The application of the Planning and Control guidance for each role throughout the program life cycle is also examined.

Module 8: Risk and Issue Management
This module covers the purpose and principles of program risk management, including the principal areas of risk. It details the contents of the issue and risk registers, as well as their management strategies. Risk and issue management frameworks and cycles are also examined, along with configuration management and change control steps.

The module then looks at risks and issues from the perspective of each role in the lifecycle of a program. It also examines risk attitude and tolerance.

Module 9: Business Case
This module looks at the relationships between a business case and the Principles of MSP. The key program information documents that must be addressed in response to significant changes to the business case are also examined. Finally, the module looks at the application of business case guidance for each role in the program life cycle.

Module 10: Quality and Assurance Management
This module covers the key concepts of ‘Quality and Assurance Management’, including the plans and strategies for information, quality, and assurance management. It describes the techniques used to enable optimal program delivery, as well as successful health checks and maturity assessments. Information management systems are also explored, along with the roles and responsibilities involved with the Governance Theme.

Module 11: Transformational Flow
This module covers the key concepts of the ‘Transformational Flow’ and its six processes. It explores the roles and responsibilities within the processes. The core documents and the information required for their completion are then examined, including the program mandate and brief. The formal approvals required during a program and the reasons for program closure are also covered.

Practice Exam Simulators
Learners have the opportunity to complete a number of practice exams that simulate the official MSP Practitioner exam.


The course includes an exam voucher for the MSP Practitioner examination. This can be taken virtually online using a service provided by PeopleCert.

MSP Practitioner Exam

It is important to note that individuals must hold an MSP Foundation certificate to be eligible to take the Practitioner examination.

  • Objective testing
  • Eight questions per paper, 80 marks available in total
  • 40 marks required to pass – 50%
  • 150 minutes/2.5 hours
  • Open book (only the provided printed hard copy of the ‘Managing a Successful Programme Guide’ is allowed)
  • Online Proctored exam

Benefits for Individuals

MSP practitioners are able to make valuable contributions to program teams in various advisory, support, and management roles. They can explain and apply MSP Principles, Governance Themes, and Transformational Flows and manage the inter-relationships between each. They can also adapt their MSP knowledge to any given scenario, and can expertly handle stakeholder relationships.

A certified program manager is an incredible asset to transformational change programs. Experienced MSP-certified professionals can also enjoy major career advantages, including higher pay and access to higher-ranking roles.

Benefits for Organizations

Getting a program team certified in MSP will give them the benefit of being able to follow a common language and approach for robust program management. This streamlined setup will decrease errors and miscommunication while boosting productivity across the program lifecycle. The team will also be more likely to finish programs on time, within budget, and with full awareness, involvement, and support from stakeholders.

This course is delivered by Good e-Learning who are the accredited training provider.

Key Features

Duration of access:
12 months

Training hours:
24 hours

Accredited by:

Certification of completion

Free Exam Voucher



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