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MSP 5th Edition - Programme Management

MSP is the go-to guidance and certification for programme managers, business change managers, and aspiring project managers
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  • Support business outcomes
    Support business outcomes
  • Enable business change
    Enable business change
  • Optimize customer experience
    Optimize customer experience
  • Manage risk in line with business needs
    Manage risk in line with business needs
    Manage risk in line with business needs
  • Show value for money
    Show value for money
    Show value for money
  • Continually improve
    Continually improve

MSP (Managing Successful Programmes), 5th edition is an established best practice programme management framework, designed to align programmes and projects to organizational strategy and enable enterprise agility. MSP focuses on the delivery of outcomes of benefit, while mitigating risk and actively engaging stakeholders.

MSP consists of a set of principles, themes, and processes that provide a clear roadmap for the programme lifecycle, including larger, more strategic, complex, or multiple projects.

  • The principles represent the characteristics of a successful programme.
  • The governance themes allow organizations to put the right leadership, organizational structures, and controls in place.
  • The processes provide a route through the lifecycle of a programme to deliver the new capability and desired outcomes.

How to get Certified in MSP

The MSP certification pathway has two levels, MSP Foundation and MSP Practitioner. They combine to give a thorough understanding of the MSP framework and its application in the real world environment.

MSP Foundation - gives you the fundamentals of the framework, enabling you to embed MSP within your day-to-day work practices.

MSP Practitioner - builds on MSP Foundation. It gives you the analytical tools to think strategically as a successful programme manager.

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Subscribe to My MSP and access content, templates, toolkits and best practice guidance to help you succeed in your profession. You can benefit from resources including:

  • Best practice publications such as the MSP Pocketbook
  • MSP Foundation and Practitioner Exam Guidance Videos
  • MSP Healthcheck
  • MSP Digital Badge.
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