Best programme management qualifications UK
There are several internationally recognized programme management qualifications. In the UK, the most popular programme management qualifications are those based on the best management practice MSP framework.
MSP helps ensure the delivery of transformational change through the application of tools and techniques drawn from the experiences of certified program managers. The MSP framework is based on three core concepts:
- Principles derived from lessons learned from programme experiences. They are the common factors that underpin the success of any programme.
- Rules of programme governance that help organizations assign leadership, create organization structures and give the best chance for success.
- ‘Transformational flow’ which helps guide the lifecycle of a programme from design to final delivery.
MSP offers 2 levels of program management qualifications. These are Foundation and Practitioner.
The MSP Foundation certification introduces MSP methods and terminology. This entry-level programme management certification helps you work as part of a programme team.
MSP Foundation is invaluable for individuals interested in learning how to manage multiple projects and programmes successfully.
The MSP Practitioner certification is aimed at project managers, business change managers, and specialists who want to apply the MSP framework to real-life scenarios. It demonstrates your ability to understand and apply the MSP principles, governance themes, and transformational flow processes when managing a programme.
It is a must-have certification for professionals who need to deliver organizational value for their employers and advance their careers.
MSP is owned by AXELOS, a joint venture created in 2014 by the UK government to develop and manage qualifications formerly owned by the UK Office of Government Commerce.
AXELOS owns the PRINCE2® and PRINCE2 Agile® methods, two very popular project management frameworks with a long history of success in both the UK private and public sectors.
AXELOS products are most readily recognized by UK businesses and generally favoured over international qualifications such as the American, PMI – Program Management Professional (PgMP)®.