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MSP Course Overview

Certification of the MSP Foundation incorporates the Managing Successful Programs (MSP) methodology and definitions. Foundation certification ensures that you comprehend the MSP guidance enough to work in a team to produce or handle a programme. It affirms how you can behave as a knowledgeable member of a programme office, a strategic business team or an overall project team working in environments that supports MSP.

HKR delivers the best industry-oriented MSP training course that is in line to clear the certification exams. This MSP® Foundation and Practitioner Certification course provides an understanding of the principles, governance themes and transformational flows set out in the MSP framework. The course develops your opportunity to communicate with and assist in meeting specifications of your organisation and prepares you for the MSP® Foundation and Practitioners Exam. During the training period, you can get full support and real-time project assistance from experienced professionals. Enroll today at HKR for accepting the new challenges to make the best out of our MSP online training.


To apply for the MSP Training, you need to either:

  • Basic understanding of project management terms like project scope, budget, schedule, stakeholder, risk management
  • Basic understanding on business analysis techniques like requirement gathering, process mapping and data analysis
  • Good communication skills, active listening skills and collaboration skills.

MSP Course Content

The MSP training course curriculum is structured to streamline the learning process by a team of experts. You can find the complete course details in the below-mentioned modules divided into the following three sections:

1.Section 1: Introduction to managing successful programs

2.Section 2: Governance Themes

3.Section 3: Transformational flow

Module 1: Introduction to MSP

1.1 Course Introduction

1.2 Course Objectives

1.3 MSP-Introduction

1.4 About APMG and AXELOS

1.5 Value of MSP to Professionals

1.6 Value of MSP to Organisations

1.7 Updates in 2011 Edition of MSP

1.8 Requirements for Certification

1.9 MSP Examination

1.10 MSP Exam Pattern

1.11 Advanced Practitioner Exam (MSP®)

1.12 MSP Advanced Practitioner

Module 2: Using MSP

2.1 Introduction to MSP

2.2 Objective

2.3 MSP Features

2.4 MSP Framework

2.5 Programme-Introduction

2.6 Differences between Programme and Project

2.7 Programme Management

2.8 Programme Management Environment

Module 3: Programme Management Principles

3.1 Using MSP

3.2 Objectives

3.3 Types of Programmes

3.4 Information Baselines

3.5 Using MSP

3.6 Business Alignment

3.7 Programme Impact Matrix

3.8 When to Use MSP-Problem Statement

3.9 When to Use MSP-Solution

Module 4: Governance Themes Overview

4.1 Programme Management Principles

4.2 Objectives

4.3 MSP Framework

4.4 MSP Principles Introduction

4.5 Principle 1 Remaining Aligned with Corporate Strategy

4.6 Principle 2 Leading Change

4.7 Principle 3 Envisioning and Communicating a Better Future

4.8 Principle 4 Focusing on Benefits and Threats to them

4.9 Principle 5 Adding Value

4.10 Principle 6 Designing and Delivering a Coherent Capability

4.11 Principle 7 Learning from Experience

4.12 MSP Principles Problem Statement

4.13 MSP Principles Solution

Module 5: Governance Themes and Transformation Flows

5.1 Overview of Governance Themes 

5.2 Objectives

5.3 MSP Framework

5.4 Introduction to Governance Themes 

5.5 Contents of the Themes in MSP

5.6 Strategies and Plans

5.7 Summary

Module 6: Overview of Transformational Flow

6.1 Governance Themes and Transformation Flows

6.2 Objectives

6.3 Programme Management in Organisation-Controlled Framework

6.4 Governance Themes and Transformational Flows Interaction

6.5 Roles and Area of focus

Module 1: Program Organization

1.1 Programme Organisation

1.2 Objectives

1.3 MSP Framework

1.4 Programme Organisation Introduction

1.5 Programme Leadership

1.6 Programme Structure

1.7 Sponsoring Group

1.8 Sponsoring Group Responsibilities

1.9 Senior Responsible Owner Responsibilities

1.10 Senior Responsible Owner Attributes

1.11 Programme Board

1.12 Programme Board Structure

1.13 Programme Board Responsibilities

Module 2: The Programme Board

2.1 The Programme Board

2.2 Objectives

2.3 Programme Board Membership

2.4 Programme Manager Responsibilities

2.5 Programme Manager Attributes

2.6 Business Change Manager

2.7 Business Change Manager Responsibilities

2.8 Business Change Manager Attributes

2.9 Business Change Team

2.10 Programme Office

2.11 Programme Assurance

2.12 Other Governance Roles

2.13 Programme Organisation Problem Statement

2.14 Programme Organisation Solution

Module 3: Programme Organization within the Transformational Flow

3.1 Programme Organisation within the Transformational Flow

3.2 Objectives

3.3 Integrating Programme and Project Structures

3.4 Programme Organisation within the Transformational Flow

3.5 Roles and Area of Focus

3.6 Programme Information Responsibilities

3.7 Organization Structure Information

Module 4: Vision

4.1 Vision

4.2 Objectives

4.3 MSP Framework

4.4 Vision Introduction

4.5 Vision Statement Functions

4.6 Qualities of a Good Vision Statement

4.7 Sample Vision Statements

4.8 Vision vs. Mission

Module 5: Vision and Transformational Flow

5.1 Vision and Transformational Flow

5.2 Objectives

5.3 Vision Statement Transformational Flow

5.4 Roles and Areas of Focus in Developing and Achieving Vision

5.5 Vision Statement Information

5.6 Vision Problem Statement

5.7 Vision Solution

Module 6: MSP Overview of Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement

6.1 Overview of Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement

6.2 Objectives

6.3 MSP Framework

6.4 Leading Change Actively Manage Stakeholders

6.5 Kinds of Stakeholder Responses

6.6 Role of Leadership in Stakeholder Engagement

6.7 Leadership vs. Management

6.8 Business Change Management

6.9 Communications with Projects and Other Programmes

Module 7: Stakeholder Engagement Process

7.1 Stakeholder Engagement Process

7.2 Objectives

7.3 Stakeholder Engagement Process

7.4 Identifying Stakeholders

7.5 Creating and Analysing Stakeholder Profiles

7.6 Redefining the Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

7.7 Planning the Engagements

7.8 Programme Communications Plan and Communication Channels

7.9 Engaging Stakeholders

7.10 Measure Effectiveness

7.11 Stakeholder Engagement Problem Statement

7.12 Stakeholder Engagement Solution

Module 8: Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement within the Transformation Flow

8.1 Objectives

8.2 Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement within the Transformation Flow

8.3 Roles and Areas of Focus in Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement

8.4 Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement Documents Purpose

8.5 Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement Documents Information

Module 9: Benefits Management and Categorization

9.1 Benefits Management and Categorisation

9.2 Objectives

9.3 MSP Framework

9.4 Introduction to Benefits Management 

9.5 Benefits Management Interfaces

9.6 Alignment of Benefits with Corporate Objectives

9.7 Differences between Outputs, Capabilities, Outcomes, and Benefits

9.8 Benefits Categorisation

9.9 Benefits Categorisation Value

9.10 Benefits Categorisation Financial Impact

9.11 Benefits Categorisation Corporate Objectives

9.12 Benefits Categorisation Stakeholder Impact

9.13 Benefits Categorisation Timeline

9.14 Benefits Categorisation Level of Risk

9.15 Benefits Management Problem Statement

9.16 Benefits Management Solution

Module 10: Benefits Management Cycle

10.1 Objectives

10.2 Benefits Management Cycle

10.3 Identify Benefits

10.4 Benefits Map

10.5 Benefits Management Strategy

10.6 Benefits Profiles

10.7 Plan Benefits Realisation

10.8 Deliver Benefits Realisation

10.9 Key Performance Indicators

10.10 Benefits Reviews

10.11 Optimise and Look for Other Benefits

Module 11: Benefits Management and Transformational Flow

11.1 Objectives

11.2 Benefits Management within the Transformational Flow

11.3 Roles and Area of Focus in Benefits Management

11.4 Benefits Management Strategy Information

11.5 Benefits Realisation Plan Information

11.6 Benefits Map Information

11.7 Benefits Profiles Information

Module 12: An overview of BluePrint design and Delivery

12.1 An Overview of Blueprint Design and Delivery

12.2 Objectives

12.3 MSP Framework

12.4 Blueprint Introduction

12.5 POTI Model

12.6 Designing the Blueprint Delivery

12.7 POTI Model Problem Statement

12.8 POTI Model Solution

Module 13: Designing the Blueprint Delivery

13.1 Designing the Blueprint Delivery

13.2 Objectives

13.3 Options Analysis

13.4 Optimising the Approach

13.5 Options if The Emerging Business Case is Not Viable

13.6 Understanding the Tranches

13.7 Step Changes through Tranches Choose Existing Projects

13.8 Step Changes through Tranches Overlapping Tranches

Module 14: Blueprint Design and Delivery within the Transformational Flow

14.1 Objectives

14.2 Blueprint Design and Delivery within the Transformational Flow

14.3 Roles and Area of Focus in Blueprint Design and Delivery

14.4 Information - Blueprint

Module 15: Overview of Planning and Control

15.1 Overview of Planning and Control

15.2 Objectives

15.3 MSP Framework

15.4 Introduction to Planning and Control 

15.5 Programme Plan

15.6 Resources

15.7 Resource Management Strategy and Plan

15.8 Risk Management

15.9 Projects Dossier

15.10 Deadlines Constraints and Priorities

15.11 Workstreams

Module 16: Planning and Control Activities

16.1 Planning and Control Activities

16.2 Objectives

16.3 Scheduling

16.4 Programme Control

16.5 Monitoring and Control Strategy

16.6 Dependency Management

16.7 Project Briefs

16.8 Integration of Information

16.9 Information Management Strategy and Plan

16.10 Progress Monitoring

16.11 Planning and Controlling Transition

16.12 Dependency Management Problem Statement

16.13 Dependency Management Solution

Module 17: Planning and Control within the Transformational Flow

17.1 Objectives

17.2 Planning and Control within the Transformational Flow

17.3 Roles and Areas of Focus in Planning and Control

Module 18: Informational Documents used in Planning and Control

18.1 Information Documents Used in Planning and Control

18.2 Objectives

Module 19: Introduction to Business Case

19.1 Introduction to Business Case

19.2 Objectives

19.3 MSP Framework

19.4 Business Case Introduction

19.5 Genesis of Programme Business Case

19.6 Link with Benefits

19.7 Link with Projects

19.8 Contents of Business Case

19.9 Net Benefit Line

19.10 Types of Programme Costs

Module 20: Business Case Review and Roles

20.1 Business Case Review and Roles

20.2 Objectives

20.3 Reviewing the Business Case

20.4 Managing the Business Case

20.5 Business Case within the Transformational Flow

20.6 Business Case Roles and Areas of Focus

20.7 Business Case Information

20.8 Business Case Problem Statement

20.9 Business Case Solution

Module 21: Overview of Risk and Issue Management

21.1 Overview of Risk and Issue Management

21.2 Introduction to Risk Management

21.3 Introduction to Issue Management

21.4 Risk and Issue Management within the Transformational Flow

21.5 Quality and Assurance Management

21.6 Scope of Programme Quality

21.7 Overview of Assurance Management

21.8 Quality and Assurance Management within the Transformational Flow

Module 22: Introduction to Risk Management

22.1 Overview of Risk and Issue Management

22.2 Objectives

22.3 MSP Framework

22.4 Risk and Issue

22.5 Sources of Risk Identification

22.6 Risk Management Perspectives

22.7 M o R risk management principles

22.8 Risk Management Framework

Module 23: Introduction to Issue Management

23.1 Introduction to Issue Management

23.2 Objectives

23.3 Issues Introduction

23.4 Threat Responses

23.5 Opportunity Responses

23.6 Issue Management Framework

23.7 Issue Management Strategy and Issue Register

23.8 Change Control

23.9 Configuration Management

23.10 Responses Problem

23.11 Risk Responses Solution

Module 24: Risk and Issue Management within the Transformational Flow

24.1 Objectives

24.2 Risk and Issue Management within the Transformational Flow

24.3 Roles and Areas of Focus in Risk and Issue Management

24.4 Risk and Issue Management Documents Information

Module 25: Quality and Assurance Management

25.1 Quality and Assurance Management

25.2 Objectives

25.3 MSP Framework

25.4 Quality and Assurance

25.5 Differences at Programme Level and Project Level

25.6 Quality and Programme Management Principles

Module 26: Scope of Programme Quality

26.1 Objectives

26.2 Scope of Programme Quality

26.3 Communications Management

26.4 Information Management

26.5 Process Management

26.6 Asset Management

26.7 Programme Leadership

26.8 People Management

26.9 Standards Management

26.10 Supply Chain Management

26.11 Scope of Programme Quality Problem Statement

26.12 Scope of Programme Quality Solution

Module 27: Overview of Assurance Management

27.1 Overview of Assurance Management

27.2 Objectives

27.3 Assurance Management Principles

27.4 Assurance Management Techniques

27.5 Assurance Management Techniques-Audit

27.6 Assurance Management Techniques-Effectiveness of Measurement

27.7 Assurance Management Techniques-Assurance Reviews

27.8 Assurance Management Techniques-P3M3 Maturity Assessments

27.9 Assurance Management Techniques Gated Reviews

27.10 Health Checks

Module 28: Quality and Assurance Management within the Transformational Flow

28.1 Quality and Assurance Management within the Transformational Flow

28.2 Objectives

28.3 Quality and Assurance Strategy

28.4 Quality and Assurance Plan

28.5 Quality and Assurance Management within the Transformational Flow

28.6 Roles and Areas of Focus in Quality and Assurance Management

28.7 Quality and Assurance Management Documents Information

Module 1: Identifying a Programme

1.1 Identifying a Programme

1.2 Objectives

1.3 MSP Framework

1.4 Identifying a Programme Introduction

1.5 Step 1 Sponsor the Programme

1.6 Step 2 Confirm the Programme Mandate

1.7 Step 3 Appoint the SRO and Programme Board

1.8 Step 4 Produce the Programme Brief

1.9 Step 5 Develop the Programme Preparation Plan

1.10 Step 6 and 7 Independent Review and Approval to Proceed

1.11 Identifying a Programme Problem Statement

1.12 Identifying a Programme Solution

Module 2: Identifying a Programme-Roles and Documents Used

2.1 Identifying a Programme Roles and Documents Used

2.2 Objectives

2.3 Roles and Responsibilities

2.4 Documents Used in Identifying a Programme Purpose

2.5 Documents Used in Identifying a Programme Information

Module 3: Defining a Programme - Steps 1 to 4

3.1 Defining a Programme Steps 1 to 4

3.2 Objectives

3.3 MSP Framework

3.4 Defining a Programme Introduction

3.5 Step 1 Establish the Infrastructure for ‘Defining a Programme’

3.6 Step 2 Establish the Team to Define the Programme

3.7 Step 3 Identify and Analyse the Stakeholders

3.8 Step 4 Refine Vision Statement

Module 4: Defining a Programme - Steps 5 to 12

4.1 Defining a Programme Steps 5 to 12

4.2 Objectives

4.3 Step 5 Develop the Blueprint

4.4 Step 6 Develop Benefit Profiles

4.5 Step 7 Model the Benefits and Refine the Profiles

4.6 Step 8 Validate the Benefits

4.7 Step 9 Design the Project Dossier

4.8 Step 10 Identify Tranches

4.9 Step 11 Design the Programme Organisation

Module 5: Defining a Programme - Steps 13 to 17

5.1 Defining a Programme Steps 13 to 17

5.2 Objectives

5.3 Step 13 Develop the Programme Plan

5.4 Step 14 Develop and Confirm Programme Business Case

5.5 Step 15 Consolidate the Programme Definition

5.6 Step 16 Prepare for First Tranche

5.7 Step 17 Approval to Proceed

5.8 Roles and Responsibilities

5.9 Programme Definition Document

5.10 Defining a Programme-Problem Statement

5.11 Defining a Programme-Solution

Module 6: Defining a Programme - Steps 1 to 7

6.1 Managing the Tranches Steps 1 to 7

6.2 Objectives

6.3 MSP Framework

6.4 Managing the Tranches Introduction

6.5 Step 1 Establish the Tranche

6.6 Step 2 Direct Work

6.7 Step 3 Manage Risks and Issues

6.8 Step 4 Control and Delivery of Communications

6.9 Step 5 Undertake Audits and Assurance Reviews

6.10 Step 6 Alignment between Programme Blueprint and Strategy Objectives

6.11 Step 7 Maintain Information and Asset Integrity

Module 7: Defining a Programme - Steps 8 to 13

7.1 Managing the Tranches Steps 8 to 13

7.2 Objectives

7.3 Step 8 Manage People and Other Resources

7.4 Step 9 Procurements and Contracts

7.5 Step 10 Monitor, Report, and Control

7.6 Step 11 Transition and Stable Operations

7.7 Step 12 Prepare for Next Tranche

7.8 Step 13 End of Tranche Review and Close

7.9 Roles and Responsibilities

7.10 Managing the Tranches Problem Statement

7.11 Managing the Tranches Solution

Module 8: Overview of Delivering the Capability

8.1 Overview of Delivering the Capability

8.2 Objectives

8.3 MSP Framework

8.4 Delivering the Capability Introduction

8.5 Start Projects

8.6 Engage Stakeholders

8.7 Align Projects with Benefits Realisation

8.8 Align Projects with Programme Objectives

8.9 Manage and Resolve Risks

8.10 Close Projects

Module 9: Roles involved in Delivering the Capability

9.1 Roles Involved in Delivering the Capability

9.2 Objectives

9.3 Roles and Responsibilities

9.4 Delivering the Capability Problem Statement

9.5 Delivering the Capability Solution

Module 10: Realising the Benefits - Steps 1

10.1 Realising the Benefits Step 1

10.2 Objectives

10.3 MSP Framework

10.4 Realising the-Benefits Introduction

10.5 Manage Pre-Transition

10.6 Establish Benefits Measurement

10.7 Monitor Benefits Realisation

10.8 Plan Transition

10.9 Communicate the Change

10.10 Assess Readiness for Change

Module 11: Realising the Benefits - Steps 2

11.1 Realising the Benefits Step 2

11.2 Objectives

11.3 Manage Transition

11.4 Initiate Transition

11.5 Establish Support Arrangements

11.6 Enact Transition

11.7 Review Transition

11.8 Manage Outcome Achievement

Module 12: Realising the Benefits - Steps 3

12.1 Realizing the Benefits Step 3

12.2 Objectives

12.3 Manage Post transition

12.4 Measure Benefits

12.5 Remove Access to Legacy Working Practices and Systems

12.6 Respond to Changing Requirements

12.7 Monitor and Report Benefits Realisation

12.8 Roles and Area of Focus

12.9 Realising the Benefits Problem Statement

Module 13: Closing a Programme

13.1 Closing a Programme

13.2 Objectives

13.3 MSP Framework

13.4 Closing a Programme Introduction

13.5 Checkpoints to Verify Programme Closure

13.6 Other Reasons for Closing a Programme

Module 14: Steps in Closing a Programme

14.1 Steps in Closing a Programme

14.2 Objectives

14.3 Steps to Close a Programme

14.4 Step 1 Confirm Ongoing Support

14.5 Step 2 Confirm Programme Closure

14.6 Step 3 Notify Programme Closure

14.7 Step 4 Review Programme

14.8 Step 5 Update and Finalise Programme Information

14.9 Step 6 Provide Feedback to Corporate Governance

14.10 Step 7 Disband Programme Organisation and Supporting Functions

14.11 Roles and Responsibilities

14.12 Closing a Programme Problem Statement

14.13 Closing a Programme Solution

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Once you complete the entire course and real-time projects and assignments, HKR delivers the course completion certification. This certification helps to get a job in any company very quickly.

Our trainers are highly qualified and certified with many years of industry experience and technology background in varied courses.

Certification differentiates you from the non-certified peers, and you can demand the best salary in the leading companies.

We, at HKR, provide complete guidance to reach your dream job. But your job will be based on your performance in the interview panel and the recruiter requirements.

Upon successful completion of MSP training at HKR, you will learn the following things.

  • Understanding MSP, programme managing principles, and Governance themes.
  • Builds the capability to organize the Programme within Transformational Flow, Stakeholder management, planning, and control, etc.
  • Handling Risk and Issue Management within Transformational flow.
  • Understanding the scope of Programme Quality and assurance management.
  • Identifying and defining a Programme, managing the tranches, etc.

The MSP training course benefits the following list of professionals.

  • Ideal for professionals employed in a program management role.
  • Senior Project Managers.
  • Program Managers.
  • Operations Managers. 
  • Quality Assurance Professionals.

There are no prerequisites but candidates must pass the Foundation-level exam to be eligible to take the Practitioner exam.

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