MSP® Advanced Practitioner Certification


5 days


6 – 10 Aug, 3-7 Sep, 1-5 Oct, 5-9 Nov, 3-7 Dec 2018




Holiday Inn Express Hotel 1 Priddys Yard Croydon CR0 1TS

Course Overview

The Advanced Practitioner MSP® training course consists of two days of intensive training to give candidates a more detailed understanding of the processes, components, and techniques of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) methodology. MSP® Practitioners who wish to further advance their understanding of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) methodology may wish to attend this Advanced Practitioner MSP® course.

Who should Attend?

This course is suited to existing Programme Managers, experienced Project Managers, and Programme Support Team members who are looking to enter into a leadership-based role.

Course Objectives

MSP Advanced Practitioner workshop develops participants’ MSP knowledge and facilitates a sharing of experience that will be required in the Advanced Practitioner Examination.

Course Outline

A variety of topics are covered during this two-day course, including:

  • Organisation and Leadership skills
  • Programme Management Principles
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • MSP® Transformational flow
  • Planning and Assertive Decision Making
  • MSP® Principles and Methods
  • Assuring the Benefits of Change
  • Analysing the Necessity for Change
  • MSP® Management Guidance
  • Risk Management
  • Documentation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Blueprint Design
  • Adopting MSP®
  • Resource Provision

This course can also be taken in

Accra:5-9 Feb, 30 Apr-4May, 21-25May, 27 -31Aug, 26-30 Nov 2018

Dubai:5-9 Feb, 30 Apr-4May, 21-25May, 27 -31Aug, 26-30 Nov 2018

Texas: on request

Course Content

The Strategic Management Plan

  • Strategic Analysis
  • Strategic Element
  • Strategic Choices
  • Strategic Implementation
  • Evaluation and Control


  • Budgeting and the Management Process
  • The Framework for Budgeting
  • Budget Preparation
  • Master Budget
  • Break Even Analysis,
  • Sensitivity
  • What-If Analysis
  • Variance Analysis
  • Budget cost behaviour
  • Budgetary Control
  • Capital Budgeting (CAPEX)


  • Introduction to Forecasting
  • Qualitative Forecasting models

Capital budgeting principles Raising finance

  • Sources of finance
  • Equity v Debt
  • Gearing
  • Cost of equity, cost of debt and the weighted average cost of capital (WACC)

Methods of Evaluating Capital Investment Projects:

  • Accounting rate of return (ARR)
  • Payback
  • Net present value (NPV)
  • Internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Modified internal rate of return (MIRR)
  • Equivalent annual cost (EAC)

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