The Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) course is focused on programmes and is considered the next step up from PRINCE2. The course focuses on how programmes are structured and run.
Like PRINCE2, the Managing Successful Programmes course comes in two levels – Foundation and Practitioner.
Why should I take the course?
PMO practitioners have chosen MSP because they’re working at a programme level – within a Programme Management Office. In this type of role it is important to understand the difference between project and programme management and this course is all about that.
For PMO practitioners with minimal experience in programme management, the Foundation level is the place to start. For the more experienced, and especially those working in PMO management, the Practitioner level should also be undertaken.
For a PMO practitioner, it is important to understand some of the key themes such as governance arrangements; interdependency management; resourcing and benefits management.
MSP is particularly useful if you are setting up a Programme Office for a programme of work with knowledge about structuring and tailoring being prominent.
The Programme Office is featured throughout the course as one of the main roles in a programme environment.
The course and certification are also well recognised in the marketplace – the most popular to focus on programme management.
You have two options, take the MSP Foundation or take both the Foundation and Practitioner together.