Managing Successful Programmes Study Guide

Managing Successful Programmes Study Guide
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The MSP® Study Guide is the perfect accompaniment to the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner course. The guide covers the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner qualifications and provides supporting information to candidates to help them take the MSP® course in any learning environment, whether that be in-class or online. It is designed to be read alongside the course, providing supplementary knowledge of the best practice framework for managing programmes and groups of projects.

MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) is the AXELOS Global Best Practice methodology and framework for managing programmes, utilised in any industry to provide guidance in executing business transformation strategies. The MSP® Study Guide is a key component in implementing this guidance framework, and the guide is one you can take in to your Practitioner exam as the exam is an open-book format.


The MSP® Study Guide is worth 5 CPD points and will maintain focus on the six MSP® Transformational Flow Processes, seven MSP® Principles and nine MSP® Governance Themes that are consistent subjects throughout the course materials.


  • Clearer guidance on how a programme deals with multiples Business Change Managers.
  • More about programme Tranches: when they may overlap and the risks in doing so.
  • Completely revised chapters for Benefits Management, Quality and Assurance Management and Risk and Issue Management to be programme centric and for consistency with other Best Management Practice guidance.
  • New guidance covering integrated assurance has been added to the Quality and Assurance Management chapter.
  • The theme chapters now have a section on how the theme interacts with the transformational flow
  • More guidance on Configuration Management particularly in relation to managing issues
  • Consistent use of terminology and concepts for the RACI tables, roles and responsibilities, and the distinction between strategies and plans.


  • Guidance on the types of questions you will be asked and how to approach the examinations
  • Uses consistent terminology with the MSP® common glossary, acronyms and definitions
  • Examples, hints and tips to explain concepts
  • You can take the manual into the official MSP® Practitioner exam as it is an open-book format
  • PLEASE NOTE: Books are exempt from VAT.

The following deliver charges are applicable:

  • UK – Free
  • Europe - £15
  • Rest of the World - £25

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Course Code
Hard Copy
Course Access
1 Year