MSP® Practitioner

Certification MSP® Practitioner Prerequisites MSP® Foundation certification, MSP® 2011 knowledge
Duration 2 days Exam In-course exam available
Delivery Classroom, Online Classroom Language(s) English

The Managing Successful Programs (MSPĀ®) Practitioner Course provides an opportunity to learn how MSP can be applied to real live programs and prepares participants for the MSP Practitioner examination.

This level is aiming to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to act as an informed member of a program management team. That is, someone responsible for managing, leading, supporting or advising on work within an MSP environment.

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 will gain

The course will enable you to


Talk like a Pro

Identify value of managing transformation as a program, and explain the MSP principles, governance themes, processes, documents, roles and how they all relate.



Pass the MSP® Practitioner exam.


Work in Programs

Apply the MSP principles, governance themes and processes, produce or evaluate examples of MSP information (documents), identifying activities that should be undertaken during all of the MSP processes together with the accountabilities and responsibilities of the defined roles.

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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