MSP® Foundation

This course is accredited with PeopleCert and conforms to the syllabus for those delegates wishing to gain the MSP Foundation level certification.

The MSP guidance provides the framework to identify and model the flow between Programme outputs, capabilities, outcomes and benefits, enabling interdependencies to be monitored and managedthoroughly.

Who should attend?

Those tasked with the direction, management, support and delivery of programmes, which include:

  • Those in positions of leadership who are accountable for transformational change in their organisation such as Programme sponsors, Senior responsible owners, Directors, Executives, Senior managers
  • Programme managers, Business change managers
  • Design or Business analysts and other specialists who consult to and support a programme
  • Programme office staff.

Note: Codarra offer custom courses that provide a good understanding of the MSP guidance to senior managers without the overhead of sitting an examination.


There are no prerequisites for the course.

Course objectives

Participants are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the Principles, Governance Themes, Transformational Flow Processes, Programme Information and Roles involved in managing transformational change.

Course content

The MSP framework is based on three core concepts:

    • MSP Principles, which represent the common factors that underpin the success of any programme of transformational change
    • MSP Governance Themes, which gives organizations the best chance of delivering the planned outcomes and realizing the benefits
    • MSP Transformational Flow (steps), which provides the route through a lifecycle of a programme from strategy through to delivery of the new capability, transitioning to the desired outcomes, realizing the benefits and finally to closing the programme.

MSP Foundation Certificate

The course is delivered face-to-face over 3 days culminating with the Foundation Examination held on the third day. The Foundation Examination involves a 60 minute, closed book, multiple-choice examination.

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