MSP® Foundation

MSP® Foundation training course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the internationally recognised Programme Management Methodology - Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®).

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  • Exam: English
  • Materials: English
  • Interpretation: Czech / English

Target Audiece

We recommend MSP® Foundation to all project managers who have sufficient experience in their position and want to move to a senior management position. However, the course also targets leading managers who manage projects and are responsible for strategic goals.

The course ia appropiate:

  • Members of a Programme Office
  • Business change team members
  • Project delivery team members
  • BCMs
  • SROs
Target Audiece

Knowledge objective

  • Understand the responsibilities involved in each governance theme apply and tailor the relevant aspects of each governance theme to a given scenario
  • Appreciate how each governance theme is applied throughout the transformational flow
  • Understand the facts, terms and concepts relating to each theme
  • Understand how each governance theme relates to the principles


Program management, the key to a successful organization

MSP® is used by companies that implement several projects with a common goal. The program helps to maintain order, systematic and consistent sequence of project implementation. A reward from established program management is the effective coordination of goals across the strategic level.

Adopting a programme management approach such as MSP provides a structured framework that can help organizations avoid these pitfalls and achieve their goals.



Day 1
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09:00 - 10:30

** Introduction to MSP® **

  • What is the Program
  • What is program management?
  • Program structure according to MSP®

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15

** Framework & Concept **

  • Principles
  • Governance Topics
  • Transformation Flow
  • Management strategies and planning

12:15 - 13:15


13:15 - 14:45

** Program Vision **

  • What is a vision?
  • How to define a vision correctly?
  • Correct program settings;
  • Program mandate - prerequisites
  • Link to the policy and strategy of the organization
  • Program preparation and planning;

14:45 - 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:45

** BluePrint **

  • What is Blueprint?
  • What must be content?
  • Design and preparation of Blueprint;
  • Linking BluePrint to strategic goals;

Program settings

  • PDD (Program Definition Document) proposal;
  • Project and program documentation;
  • Program vs. Business Case;

Day 2
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09:00 - 10:30

** Planning & Control **

  • Program development;
  • Plan vs. financial management;
  • Program documentation;
  • What does program planning require?

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15

** Benefits of MSP® **

  • Key elements of the program
  • How the program meets the strategic objectives
  • Relationship planning and benefit maps
  • Planning and implementing the benefits of MSP®

12:15 - 13:15


13:15 - 14:45

** Program office **

  • Key roles and responsibilities
  • Office program in the organization
  • Organizational structure of the office
  • As far as the program of the office belongs and does not belong

14:45 - 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 - 16:45

** Business Case **

  • Involved parties
  • Design, development and implementation
  • Business Case according to the SME methodology

Involved parties

  • Map and Matrix of MSP® roles
  • Leadership vs. management
  • The role and involvement of Stakeholes
  • Management and involvement of stakeholders

Day 3
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09:00 - 10:30

** Managing the Tranches **

  • We need Tranches for it
  • Implementation of rules and procedures
  • Management and control of risks, incidents and problems

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15

** Quality Management **

  • Quality processes
  • Quality requirements in SMEs
  • Configuration Management
  • Covering factors of success
  • Information Management Strategy
  • Quality Strategy Mng. and planning

12:15 - 13:15


13:15 - 14:45

** Risk Management **

  • Risk management and problem solving;
  • Principles, approaches and strategies of risk management
  • Management and control of changes in programs;
  • Closing the Program

** Formal completion **

  • Acceptance, handover, final revision
  • What is key to fulfillment / closure
  • Practical work

14:45 - 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 - 16:45

Exam Prep

  • Revision of practice tests

An intensive 3-day course is designed for everyone, does not require prior knowledge of program management. Experience with project management is an advantage, not a prerequisite.

The final exam takes place online after the course. All candidates will receive an exam voucher to book the date of the final exam themselves.

  • Block duration 90 minutes
  • Hours 24 hours
  • Refreshments Yes
  • Exam Yes
  • Prerequisites

    General knowledge of project management.


Eduard Pitka

Project & Program & Portfolio Auditor & Lead Trainer

Author of many practical materials and templates for these and other methodologies from the Best Management Practice portfolio - Axelos, awarded EXIN Platinum Partner

  • 2018 - P3M3 Assesor
  • 2014 - MoP Approved Trainer
  • 2010 - PRINCE2, MSP Approved Trainer
  • 2007 - Senior Project Manager / Consultant

MSP® Certification

MSP®  Foundation | Axelos Accredited


The MSP Foundation Certificate is also a pre-requisite for individuals wishing to achieve the MSP Practitioner Certification

Graduates are able to work in program management offices as well as in the position of program manager. MSP® Foundation certification is also key to completing the next level of MSP®Practitioner.

Examination info

  • Closed book
  • 60 mintues
  • Pass mark: 35 out of 70 (50%)
  • 75 questions - multiple choice examination with 5 trial questions
MSP<sup class='sup'>®</sup> Foundation | Axelos

Graduate ratings

Excellent review from 309 reviewers

What makes our references exceptional? They are not one-off events. Clients come back to us regularly.

  • Zdeněk B.
  • 28.05.21
  • Ministerstvo životního prostředí

Myslím, že kurz přináší, co slibuje. Ucelenou formou, s využitím podkladu příkladu. Prezentuje MSP systém. vše je profesionální dobře zvládnuté.

  • Gabriela B.
  • 10.03.21

Skoleni bylo vyborne! Pan Pitka byl senzacni, lidsky. Vse perfektne vysvetlil i s priklady z realnych programu. Priznam se, ze pokud budu priste hledat skoleni u vas, pan Pitka jakozto lektor bude mit podil na mem rozhodovacim procesu.

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  • 20.12.19
  • TSC NET Services


  • Jan V.
  • 20.12.19
  • Digiteq Automotive

Dobrý základní vhled do MSP framework s napojením na další metodiky.

  • Petr M.
  • 02.12.19
  • Škoda Auto


  • GDPR Anonymizováno
  • 02.12.19
  • Škoda Auto

Praktické příklady pro pochopení problematiky, rychlý průlet tématem, ale vhodně zdůrazněno důležité.

  • Matuš P.
  • 02.12.19
  • Home Credit

Supr školitel, velmi dobrý rozumie aj praktickému aspektu zdelovaného učiva. Velmi dobrie chápe položeným otázkami a vie to pretaviť do konkrétního príkladu.

  • Lukáš S.
  • 02.12.19
  • KBC Bank

p. Pitka umí obsah kurzu podat poutavou formou. Je z něj cítit mnohaletá zkušenost z různých oborů.

  • GDPR Anonymizováno
  • 02.12.19
  • Škoda Auto

Výborný kurz.

  • Rostislav M.
  • 04.11.19
  • KPMG

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