The MSP guidance addresses the most common challenges that organizations encounter when leading investments in change. It aligns programmes and projects to organizational strategy.
MSP (Managing Successful Programmes, 5th edition is 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. 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.
Programme managers and aspiring programme managers; Project managers/senior project managers; Business change managers. It is also appropriate for key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including project board members.
Holders of the MSP ® 5 Foundation certification, will be able to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and practical application of:
- Understand key concepts relating to programmes and MSP
- Understand how the MSP principles underpin the MSP framework
- Understand the MSP themes and how they are applied throughout the programme
- Organization theme
- Design theme
- Justification theme
- Structure theme
- Knowledge theme
- Assurance theme
- Decisions theme
- Understand the MSP processes and how they are carried out throughout the programme
- Multiple choice format
- 60 questions per paper
- 60% to pass, or 36/60
- 60 minutes’ duration
- Closed book
- Prerequisite – None