Course Code: MSPPC

Duration: 2 Days

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Organisations today exist in a climate where the need for change is ubiquitous, in view of the many dynamic, and sometimes contradictory, ‘drivers for change’, such as changes in the global economy, societal trends and new legislation.

Substantial risk is involved in carrying out complex, difficult and often unclear major changes to the way an organisation operates. ‘Managing Successful Programmes’ (MSP) is a principles, governance themes and process based approach founded on Best Practice for use when managing a programme. Programmes are more than just the ‘sum of their parts’, in other words they need to ‘add value’ over their constituent projects. This leads to the inevitable conclusion that such a major ‘transformational’ change needs something over and above standard project management in order to make such a major change ‘stick’, and thereby realise benefits which are of strategic importance to the organisation. Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner is for those delegates who have already passed the Foundation level qualification.


The course equips delegates with a realistic and practical opportunity to consolidate their understanding of the MSP method, including its structure, processes, and governance themes together with a range of management documents to aid progress through the programme lifecycle.

This course includes, but is not limited to:

  • Introduction & principles
  • Governance themes
  • Transformational flow processes including:
  • Identifying the aim of the programme & envisaged benefits to the organisation
  • Defining the programme, and specifying how the organisation will be different afterwards
  • Managing the tranches to establish and run the programme
  • Delivering the capability to monitor and coordinate the projects
  • Realising the benefits to embed the change through adequate transition activities
  • Closing the programme and ensuring the ‘End Goal’ has been achieved.


This course is intended for organisations or individuals seeking to manage transformational change or those seeking a professionally
recognised qualification, such as:

  • 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
  • Experienced Project Managers
  • Those seeking a professional qualification in programme management