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MSP® Practitioner

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 and 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 Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) courses on this page are offered by Insights ATO/Affiliate of AXELOS Limited. MSP® is a [registered] trademark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

If you are a programme manager or member of a programme management board with responsibility for management of programmes then this is the course for you.  It will provide you with an internationally recognised qualification at Practitioner Level.

MSP Practitioner Examination

The Practitioner examination is an open book (MSP Manual only) objective test examination based on a given scenario and lasting 150 minutes. There are 8 questions each worth 10 marks, making a total of 80 marks. The pass mark is 50%.

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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Please note that the cancellation policy for our public training courses is as follows:


More than 3 weeks prior to the course start date - No cancellation fee payable.

Less than 3 weeks prior to the course start date - 100% of total fees payable or free transfer.


More than 6 weeks prior to the course start date - No cancellation fee payable.

Less than 6 weeks prior to the course start date - 100% of total fees payable or free transfer.

Substitute delegates will be accepted at any time at no cost.

Full joining instructions for the course will be emailed to you at least five working days prior to the course. In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact a member of our team on 028 9016 0587 or via email kate@aku.training.

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