Managing Successful Programmes (MSP​®)

Virtual or Classroom Training



Skill Level

5 Days





This event is a special learning experience with tons of practical sessions and individual and team exercises that encourage active delegate participation. Managing Successful Programmes is facilitated by one of Snap Tech’s internationally accredited and highly experienced trainer consultants.

Guy Eastoe is the Managing Director of Snap Tech and considered to be one of the country’s leading PPM, Agile, Change and Benefits Realization Consultant/Trainers.

MSP: Managing Successful Programmes is designed to assist organizations in delivering large scale change and provides those responsible for programme management with a best practice approach applicable to any type of organizational programme.

It is an internationally accredited qualification and designed to lift the game of practicing and aspiring programme managers, teaching them more about the leadership required rather than just the management skills.

Programme Management helps to Lead, organise, manage, and control projects and the overall programme to achieve the final outcome and meet the objectives set by the business strategy.

MSP was developed to help achieve excellence by improving practices, offering better services and preparing more effectively for the future.

Managing Successful Programmes is an advanced programme management framework for delivering the business benefits required from major change, while addressing the need for sensible governance and control over multiple projects.

A programme is made up of a set of projects and other activities identified by an organization. Together these will deliver some defined strategic level objectives that will enable benefit realization and a substantial change in the business.

A programme can only do well if the projects within it succeed. The concept of a programme is that it should be more than the ‘sum of its parts’. In other words, without Programme Management the projects would probably still be able to deliver their particular outputs but these would not be co-ordinated or integrated in a way that will achieve the strategic goals.

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

Our MoP® is relevant to all those involved in the selection and delivery of business change initiatives including:

  • Members of Management Boards and Directors of Change
  • Senior Responsible Owners (SROs)
  • Portfolio, programme, project, business change and benefits managers
  • Business case writers and project appraisers
  • Portfolio analysts, local and provincial government committee members
  • PMO/PMU managers

Learning Path

  1. Organization, including the Programme Office
  2. Vision
  3. Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  4. Benefits Management
  5. Business Case
  6. Programme Planning and Control
  7. Risk and Issue Management
  8. Quality and Assurance Management
  9. Blueprint
  10. Identifying a Programme
  11. Defining a Programme
  12. Managing the Tranches
  13. Delivering the Capability
  14. Realizing the Benefits
  1. Implement strategy through programmes
  2. Learn how Programme Management Principles, Themes and Activities can be used and adapted to deliver large transformation change
  3. Realize benefits from change
  4. Improve your organization’s maturity in programme management
  5. Be a certified MSP Practitioner, even a coveted Advanced Programme Practitioner.


The purpose of the Foundation qualification is to determine whether a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to interact effectively with those involved in the management of a programme or act as an informed member of a programme office, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP. The foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the practitioner qualification.


Exam Format

  • Multiple choice
  • 70 questions per paper
  • 35 out of 70 marks required to pass
  • 60 minutes duration


The Practitioner qualification is aiming to measure whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Agile Project Management guidance to apply and tailor it to a given scenario situation. The scenario is designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate competence to begin working as an Agile Project Manager.

Exam Format (Open Book)

  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions per paper, 20 marks per question
  • 80 marks (50%) required to pass
  • 150 minutes duration


The purpose of the Advanced Practitioner qualification is to determine whether a candidate is likely to be able to lead and manage a programme of transformational change. That is, whether someone is capable of applying the MSP guidance in a complex programme, whilst also able to apply their own experience and adapt MSP to suite the situation.

Exam Format (Open Book)

  • Essat style examination
  • 75 questions per paper
  • 50% required to pass
  • 3 hour duration

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