MSP Foundation

Certification MSP® Foundation Prerequisites None
Duration 2 days Exam In-course (optional)
Delivery Classroom, Online Classroom Language(s) English

This two-day MSP Foundation Course provides participants with a thorough understanding of the Managing Successful Programs (MSPĀ®) program management methodology, providing the skills needed to confidently use MSP to manage programs in line with strategic aims of a business and the its day-to-day running.

Delivered by fully accredited trainers and industry leading experts who have extensive experience using MSP, the course includes a relevant, modern case study to help delegates understand how to apply the MSP way of managing programs in the real world. There is also plenty of opportunity for participants to present their exercise results and discuss them with the rest of the class, thus gaining further knowledge from many different points of view, in many different industries.

What you will learn

The course covers all the main areas of the MSP® methodology

Program Vision

Defining a good vision statement

Identifying the Program

Creating a Brief of the Program and securing the mandate


Developing a Blueprint from the Vision Statement

Defining the Program

Defining the Program and its projects, timeline, costs and benefits

Program Planning and Control

Develop and maintain a Program Plan, Projects Dossier, and manage resources

Benefits Management

Linking to strategic goals and planning how to realize benefits

Organizing a Program

Setting up the program organization and a Program Office

The Program Business Case

Develop and manage a business case througout the program

Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement

Analyzing and engaging with stakeholders

Program Execution

Coordinate and manage the program's projects, ensuring they are fit for purpose

Quality and Assurance

Ensure quality and assure management that value is achieved

Risk Management

Proactively manage risks and resolve issues

What you gain


Talk like a Pro

Understand Program Management and the MSP® concepts and terms, including the principles, process model and governance themes of MSP®.



Sit the MSP® Foundation exam and achieve the MSP® Foundation certificate.


Work with program managers

Draft a Program Brief and Vision Statement, propose a Program Organization structure, engage with stakeholders at all levels and apply progress control mechanisms. Understand the vision and the blueprint, the principles of program level quality and risk management and the importance of configuration management.

Who needs this course?


Project / Program Managers and Program Management (PMO) Staff

Who wants to certify in Program Management and work with transformational change.


Senior Managers and executives

Who will sponsor a program and perhaps be held accountable for its success.


Other Managers and Professionals

Who are charged with embedding change in their area.

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