MSP® Foundation

Course code: MSP1

Course description:

The training familiarizes participants with the management environment of the program as a way to make transformational business change. We start with the concepts of the project, program and portfolio. MSP® is the official UK methodology to manage programs in the country, as well as PRINCE2® sets projects governance conducted in the United Kingdom.

At the beginning, our lecture will teach recognition of the project, program and portfolio, which terms are often confused even in some academic management lectures.

The management environment should be treated as part of the maturity of any organization or even a country that should be able to effectively carry out projects, programs and a portfolio of necessary change. Every organization can (and should!) regularly undergo assessment of their potential of project, program and portfolio implementation, and then initiate actions to improve.

Douring training you will see what are the principles, themes and processes of the program, and how they are interrelated. You'll get to know the important differences betweem program and the project. And why, when instead program approach we use the project frames, our initiative is most likely to fail.

In addition to the necessary theory to pass exam, we will try to convince participants that the MSP is a practical tool. Therefore we will familiarize participants with some emerging program in the country Elandia. The E-elandia program funded by the EU (European Electronic) was designed to replace the traditional model of parliamentary democracy, the Athenian model, which consists of a direct vote via the Internet.

Did Elandia succeed with implementation of transformational political change? A number of practical exercises conducted during the training will be carried out under this scenario at different points in the lifecycle of the program: at the beginning, middle and end. 

The training covers the exam syllabus required by the APMG MSP 2011 Foundation.

Exam consists of 75 test questions (five questions is trial and they are not rated). The duration of the examination is 60 minutes. To pass you must obtain 35 points or more. 



The training is designed to provide a thorough knowledge of the MSP methodology and takes into account the principles, processes and themes, so that the candidate was able to pass the exam and effectively carry out their duties in the program team.

Target group: 

  • The course is designed for all:
  • participating in the programs,
  • participating in the projects of the program,
  • wishing to expand their knowledge of change management within organizations.



There are no prerequisites for participants.
Knowledge of project and program management and also knowledge of PRINCE2® methodology will be helpful.


Duration: 3 days


The exam is usually held at the end of the 3rd day. 


Table of contents:

—– Pre-course work —–

  • Reading MSP 2011 manual,
  • MSP Foundation exam candidate guidance,
  • PRINCE2 Foundation sample examination paper 0


—– Day 1 —– 

  • Introduction to MSP,
  • MSP overview,
  • Programme organization theme,
  • Leadership and stakeholder engagement theme,
  • Organization theme,
  • Identifying a Programme process,
  • Vision theme,
  • Homework,
  • Exercises,
  • MSP Foundation sample examination paper 1.

—– Day 2 —–

  • Homework debrief,
  • Business case theme,
  • Benefits management theme,
  • Blueprint design and delivery theme,
  • Defining a Programme process,
  • Planning and control theme,
  • Managing Product Delivery (MP) process,
  • Risk and issue management theme,
  • Homework,
  • Exercises,
  • MSP Foundation sample examination paper 2.

—– Day 3 —–

  • Homework debrief,
  • Quality and assurance theme,
  • Managing the Tranches process,
  • Delivering the Capability process,
  • Realizing the Benefits process
  • Closing a Programme process,
  • MSP mock examination paper 3.

—– Exam day —–

  • MSP Foundation examination (1 hour + time of administrative procedure)

Note: The exam may be planned on the 3-rd day just after the training.


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