• Solution Summary

    Major change, transformational change, the kind that needs several projects to achieve it, needs a different order of management and leadership. The Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) framework is the leading global approach that helps coordinate projects and stakeholders and realise strategic benefits. This certified course is designed by Patrick Mayfield, one of the authors of MSP. 


  • Who is it for?

    Senior managers who are part of a programme
    Programme Directors
    Programme managers and aspiring programme managers
    Business change managers, operational leaders who will be affected by a programme

  • Benefits

    Two reasons why ‘Managing Successful Programmes’ (MSP) is making such an impact across the world:

    1. It is providing a robust, proven framework for major transformational change across the world. Participants leave this course equipped to lead and engage with major change of any kind. For example, MSP was used to outstanding success by the London Olympics Delivery Authority to deliver the Olympic Park on time.

    2. The MSP Guide represents scores of man years experience, helping you make sense of major changes in your organisation, and how best to lead and manage them. As MSP is unpacked on the course, it may encourage you – as it has done many others – to discover that much of what you have been doing is valid, but it also helps you see the ‘bigger picture’ of transformational change. It helps you identify areas you may have neglected that could provide you with high leverage back at the office.

  • Features

    This acclaimed 4 ½ day programme will cover each part of the MSPTransformational Flow, Governance, Themes and documents described in the MSP Guide.  You’ll work through various case studies during the course as well as sample examination papers; examination tips and preparation, for the MSP.

    • The MSP Principles, the means to tailor intelligently the framework to any programme
    • The Programme Vision, and how this helps drive the programme and its engagement with the stakeholders
    • Leadership and stakeholder engagement, concepts and techniques to help lead the wide range of people involved and affected by any transformational change
    • Creating and implementing a delivery architecture
    • Realising benefits, including identifying modelling and measuring key benefits
    • Planning, tracking and keeping a programme aligned with strategy
    • The programme business case, how it is adapted and helps coordinate the projects
    • Managing the transition to business operations, one of the most critical activities in driving up benefits
    Foundation and Practitioner Examinations

    Engaging and creative activities include our Floor Map exercise, where you will find you can master key chunks of MSP by building it together with the rest of the class. Also our Integration Game helps you and the other course participants gain fluency through exploring relationships and stories between different elements. This builds your pre-exam confidence in a way that few conventional exercises can.A running case study shows you how to apply different elements.

    Many other approved MSP training providers require you to go through explanation and understanding of the Foundation curriculum first, but we find that this can lead to a dry and tedious ‘cramming’ of the subject matter. Instead, we coach at both Foundation and Practitioner levels from the start, providing you with a richer learning experience by applying in realistic situations all the way through. Our Foundation pass rate validates this approach - in the most recent set of statistics from the APMG, 100% of candidates passed their MSP Foundation with pearcemayfield.

    You sit the Foundation paper on the afternoon of Day 4, and then the Practitioner paper on Day 5. So you pass the Foundation Paper as a by-product whilst of being coached for the Practitioner exam.

  • Testimonials

    “Focussed and contextual opposed to being straight from a learning process. The course evolved to meet the individuals needs enabling a much higher degree of personalisation.” MSP Delegate from Global Client

    “I much prefer working with pearcemayfield’s material to any other.”
    One of our Approved Associate MSP trainers

    “I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you and say what an excellent few days you delivered through the MSP Practitioner course. Hopefully I proved I grasped the subject by scoring 60/70 on the Foundation and going on to achieve a very creditable Practitioner pass! I would not have been able to do this without your trainer John Edmonds’ skilful input, patience, understanding and uplifting sense of humour. I would heavily endorse using Pearcemayfield again in future whether here at DMU or elsewhere. Thank you once again for your efforts!“  

    Head of Service Management Information Technology and Media Services, De Montfort University

    "Best MSP Managing Successful Programmes course ever! I've been through the PRINCE2 and MSP qualification cycles over many years and Pearce Mayfield gave me the best quality experience I've had from what are expensive courses.

    The tutor was an especially talented lady and I wouldn't have got through the exam without her. She had an approach to embedding knowledge that worked superbly well alongside the very professional standard material.

    Communication and venue were great.

    Excellent value for money - not cheap, but you get what you pay for. This included a sensible class size so you could make the most of the tutor's experience and expertise.

    That expertise is what brought the manual to life and made it a tough, challenging and totally engaging experience.” Programme Director

    “Good course - nice and intensive without too much pressure.  Having attended PRINCE2 Practitioner, I very much like the pearcemayfield way of delivering these!". Delegate

    “Just to say that I thought the course was excellent- far exceeded my expectations. John was a brilliant trainer- took the time and effort to help us all with understanding the content and made the experience thoroughly enjoyable”. Head of Strategic Policy and Programme Management, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service


  • Pre-event preparation

    We include the MSP Manual in your registration fee, and this is sent to you in advance together with a pre-course workbook. Although not absolutely necessary, delegates who complete this workbook before the course begins will find the whole experience much more comfortable and enjoyable.

  • What is included?

    All our materials are graphically designed using Richard E Mayer’s proven principles for multimedia learning, developed and revised over the last nine years in response to client and trainer feedback.

    • Stationery (A4 note-pad, highlighters, pop tabs, pens & pencils)
    • Folder containing the course’s work and references
    • Foundation and Practitioner Exams
    • Certificate
    •  Manual
    • Pre-course workbook that you must work through before the start of the course.
    • Joining instructions, venue map and directions, syllabus and exam candidate guidance.
    • Lunches and refreshments are included for non-residential delegates.
    • A fully residential option is also available with study bedroom ensuite, breakfast and dinner

  • Examinations

    Foundation Level - 2011 Version

    The purpose of the foundation level is to confirm you have 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 team, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP. A foundation level pass is also a prerequisite for the practitioner certification.

    Exam Format

    • 8 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

    Practitioner Level - 2011 Version

    The purpose of the practitioner level is to confirm you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to act as an informed member of a programme management team.

    This level is also required for programme management professionals progressing towards the Advanced Practitioner certification, and those aspiring to become programme management professionals in the future.

    Exam Format

    • Objective testing
    • 8 questions per paper
    • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
    • Two-and-a-half hours duration
    • Open-book (only the MSP Guide is allowed)

What do I do next?

Book online now, or if your organisation is a member of our Platinum Club, contact them to reserve your place on this premier training experience. Places are strictly limited to ensure the best quality delegate experience.

This event can also be delivered as an in-house course on a client’s own site, exclusively for their team.

If you would like more information or wish to discuss your needs in more detail with a member of our team please call us free on

0800 052 1600 or email info@pearcemayfield.com.

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