Learnit Training
MSP Foundation Course
  • Maintain optimum control over projects in a programme
  • Managing dependencies and risks
  • Focus on benefits now and in the future
  • Get people on board with the changes
  • Perfectly connects to P3O®, PRINCE2® and ITIL®, among others

Successfully implementing complex, strategic projects within your organisation through good programme management? Learn it in the 2-day MSP® Foundation course from Learnit.

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MSP Foundation Course

The basis for successful programme management

Change is the order of the day in today's society. More and more often, change projects are carried out within an organisation as part of a programme. The big challenge here is to execute all these projects in a coordinated manner. This requires a good design and control of all processes involved. In short: good programme management is of vital importance within organisations.

Managing Successful Programmes® (MSP®) is a proven methodology for successfully implementing complex, strategic change programmes in the short and longer term. The MSP® framework fits seamlessly with widely used project management methodologies, such as PRINCE2® or ITIL®. It enables organisations to effectively manage multiple projects within a programme.


In the two-day programme management training MSP® Foundation you get acquainted with the MSP® method. You get knowledge and understanding of programme management in general and of MSP® in particular. On day 1 you will be introduced to the principles, themes and processes, using the MSP® Framework. On day 2 you get to work with the MSP® tools and techniques. Furthermore, you will prepare for the official MSP® Foundation exam.


Introduction to programme management

  • What is programme management?
  • Key concepts in programme management and MSP®
  • Added value of programme management for your organisation
  • Project management, programme management and portfolio management: differences, similarities and relationship
  • Drivers of change
  • The Programme Impact Matrix

MSP® Framework and Concept

Principles of MSP®:

  • Optimal alignment with the corporate strategy
  • Visualising and communicating a better future
  • Focus on benefits and threats
  • Add value
  • Designing and delivering consistency
  • Learning from experience

MSP® themes:

  • Vision-driven programmes
  • Leadership and stakeholder engagement
  • Structure of the programme organisation
  • Managing the benefits
  • Designing and delivering the blueprint
  • Planning and control
  • Building the business case
  • Risk and issue management
  • Quality and safety

MSP® processes:

  • Identifying a programme
  • Defining a programme
  • Managing the tranches
  • Delivering capacity
  • Realising the benefits
  • Exit a programme

Examination training

Multiple choice exam

Target group

The MSP® Foundation training course is intended for senior project managers, programme managers, programme directors and line managers involved in programmes.

Teaching methodology

The MSP® programme management training course is set up very interactively and offers room for discussion. We will work with a number of practical exercises and examples from the day-to-day practice of the participants. This way a better understanding of MSP® and its application in practice is created. The total study load is approximately 20 hours in addition to the training days.

Upon commencement of the training you will receive the textbook "Programme Management based on Managing Successful Programmes" (version 2011) and a training folder. You will also receive access to our online learning environment and the online exam trainer. 


After the training MSP® Foundation:

  • You know what programme management is and what benefits it offers.
  • You know how programme management helps you achieve your business goals.
  • You know the Programme Impact Matrix.
  • you can clearly visualise the organisation's capacity for change.
  • You understand the concept and principles of programme management and MSP®.
  • You know what themes and processes MSP® consists of.
  • You are able to manage programmes according to the MSP® methodology.
  • You can apply the management tools within MSP® in a targeted way.
  • you can focus on the benefits of projects.
  • You will be able to make a realistic blueprint of your organisation for the future.
  • you can get people to move towards a new way of working.
  • You know how to involve the various stakeholders in the projects.
  • You know the pitfalls of setting up an MSP® programme.
  • you are well prepared for the official MSP® Foundation exam.


If you follow the training to certify yourself, you can also directly book the corresponding English language exam with us. The cost of an exam is €205.00 (excl. VAT). You can schedule the exam online and follow it at a time that suits you. During the exam, you will be monitored by a proctor via webcam and microphone. If you want to follow this exam you can indicate this in the remarks field on the registration form.

Prior knowledge

To participate in the MSP® Foundation programme management training course, you should have extensive experience in project management and some experience of programme management.


The training is provided in Dutch as standard. The trainer has a good command of the English language. Use can be made of course material in English. With a minimum of three participants, the training can also be provided entirely in English.


Prices mentioned are per person, including course material. Lunch is included in the on-site training.

On location Online
Duration 2 days 4 sessions of three hours
Price per day, excluding VAT € 550,- € 465,-
Total, incl. VAT € 1331,- € 1125,30


After completion of the training, a Learnit certificate is issued as proof of participation.


We also organise this training online. For this we use Webbex or Zoom. Login with Skype is also possible. On request, this training can also be organised with Microsoft Teams.

The training lasts 4 sessions of 3 hours, spread over 4 weeks.

  • You can participate again free of charge up to one year after the training.
  • For an additional catering fee, you can also participate in a classroom training.


The course MSP Foundation has been assessed with an average of 8.4.

"Fine educational training. Good balance between knowledge transfer and practical exercises. Very practical application in my own work."

"I have very good impression of the content of the training and specially of the trainer".

"Good training content; tailored to the trainee's needs."

"Nice, practical training."

"Very good training that can be applied in practice."