Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner Re-Registration

2 Day Course
Official Curriculum

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This two-day course provides participants with a thorough understanding of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner level re-registration examination, allowing participants to attempt the practitioner re-registration examination thoroughly prepared.

The course includes the MSP practitioner re-registration examination.  Please note that it is a prerequisite have been practitioner qualified for a minimum of three years before attempting the Practitioner re-registration exam.

By undertaking this learning and passing the MSP® Practitioner re-registration exam, delegates will show their application of theory in running a programme. By the end of this learning, delegates will have the skills to be able to:

  • Identify and document the vision of a programme, thus aligning it to the strategic aims of the business
  • Coordinate the projects of a programme to ensure the correct application of resources and risk, issue and change management
  • Interface the programme with the day to day business to ensure the smooth transition of changes delivered by a programme into business as usual activity
  • Ensure that the benefits that the programme was designed to deliver are achieved.

Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts with extensive experience of using MSP, the course includes examples of the practitioner re-registration exam and walk through exercises of how to analyse and attempt the questions in them.


Delegates will learn how to:

  • Understand the examination requirements of the MSP® practitioner examination
  • Analyse the questions in the examination
  • Analyse the scenario given to gain the most information from it
  • Manage their time within the examination
  • Understand the principles and structure of MSP

Target Audience

Who is this course for?

  • Delegates must have passed the MSP® practitioner examination a minimum of three years prior to the course start date.
  • Delegates should ideally have experience of managing or working in programmes prior to attending. Knowledge of the PRINCE2® project management method is advantageous but by no means mandatory, but some exposure to a project management method will aid understanding of how the programme works with these projects.
  • Equally, anyone wishing to attain industry-leading programme management qualifications should attend these courses.

Additional Information

Pre course reading

  • Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading material by email two weeks prior to attending the course. This pre-reading provides a mixture of theory, sample questions and application of MSP® to a programme situation. Success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials so it is recommended that delegates spend approximately 10 hours working through the pre-reading.
  • Delegates will be presented with the official MSP® manual: “Managing Successful Programmes” on the first day of the course
  • If you have not received your pre-reading material within one week of the start of your course, please contact us.


This course covers the practitioner re-registration qualification for MSP® 2011; QA also offers the foundation and an Advanced Practitioner qualification course.
The MSP Practitioner re-registration examination takes place at the end of the course, usually on the afternoon of the last day. The MSP Practitioner re-registration exam consists of:

  • 3 questions, each worth 10 marks each. Total of 30 marks
  • “Objective Test Examination” format – a style of complex multiple-choice examination.
  • 1 and a quarter hours duration
  • Delegates may use their official MSP® manual: “Managing Successful Programmes” (2011 Edition) only
  • Candidates require a minimum of 15 marks (50%) to pass

By successfully passing the Practitioner re-registration exam, delegates maintain ‘Registered Practitioner’ status.

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MSP Philosophy and structure (2 topics)

  • What is a programme and how it differs to both business as usual and project work
  • Relationship between the MSP Principles, Governance themes and the Transformational flow.

The 7 MSP Principles (7 topics)

  • Remaining aligned with corporate strategy
  • Leading change
  • Envisioning and communicating a better future
  • Focusing on benefits and threats to them
  • Adding Value
  • Designing and delivering a coherent capability
  • Learning from experience

The 9 MSP Governance Themes (9 topics)

  • Programme organisation
  • Vision
  • Leadership and stakeholder engagement
  • Benefits management
  • Blueprint design and delivery
  • Planning and control
  • The business case
  • Risk and issue management
  • Quality and assurance management

The 6 MSP Transformational Flow Processes (6 topics)

  • Identifying a programme
  • Defining a programme
  • Managing the tranches
  • Delivering the capability
  • Realizing the benefits
  • Closing a programme

By the end of the course the delegates will refresh their understanding of: (5 topics)

  • facts, terms and concepts relating to each theme
  • how each governance theme relates to the Principles
  • how each governance theme is applied throughout the Transformational Flow
  • the responsibilities of key programme management roles
  • how to identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of each governance theme throughout a programme scenario.

Examination, Preparation and Application of MSP (5 topics)

  • In preparation for the MSP Re-registration exam, delegates will undertake:
  • An explanation of mechanics of the Practitioner examination, including the different styles of question within the "Objective Test Examination" format
  • Examination techniques
  • Mock MSP practitioner and practitioner re-registration questions, using official sample exam papers
  • Revision of major topics including question and answer session

Scheduled Dates

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Virtual Classroom (Attend From Anywhere)
2 Days $1,340
PBPMSPRR 2 Days $1,340

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