Course Code: MSPFC

Duration: 3 Days

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‘Managing Successful Programmes’ represents proven Best Practice programme management and is a framework for successfully delivering large scale, so called, transformational change through a dossier of related projects and related activities to make the change ‘stick’.

Whilst not being prescriptive it is very flexible and designed to be adapted to meet the needs of local circumstances. It provides an adaptable route to facilitating change and reaches its ultimate objectives by bringing together the key elements of Governance themes, together with transformational flow processes, all underpinned by common sense principles to enable success.


This course includes, but is not limited to:

  • Programme management principles
  • Governance themes
  • Determining if a change warrants a programme approach and whether it is worthwhile doing
  • Benefits management
  • Leadership & stakeholder engagement
  • Risk and issue management
  • Transformational flow processes
  • Identifying & defining a programme
  • Managing the tranches
  • Delivering the capability and realising the benefits
  • Closing a programme


This is a three day course which includes the Foundation examination on the final day.


  • Multiple choice
  • 75 questions per paper with 1 mark available per question
  • 5 questions to be trial and not counted in scores
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) – 50%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book


This course is aimed at any organisation or individual seeking to understand and adopt a controlled approach to running and controlling its programmes, in particular:

  • Programme managers
  • Senior Managers who will ‘sponsor’ the change,
    or perhaps be held accountable for its success
  • Operational Managers charged with embedding the change in their area
  • Operational staff undertaking a role in the programme or related projects
  • Programme office staff (PMO) wishing to build
    upon their project management knowledge
  • Experienced Project Managers
  • Those seeking a professional qualification in programme management