For those with some experience in project management (and maybe even program or portfolio management), Arkatay offers a fast paced, practical walkthrough of everything you need to know to develop and execute successful programs.

Program Management in Practice is a 3-day course intended for individuals working in a complex environment, in roles such as Program manager, Senior project manager, Project director, PMO staff or Organizational change leader.

The training is based on the global best practice frameworks; ISO 21503, PMI Standard for Program Management and Axelos Managing Successful Programmes. The training prepares you for the MSP Foundation Certificate, which is scheduled for the third day and optional to participate in.


Learning objectives

After this course you will have an understanding of:

  • The terminology, purposes and application of the principles, themes and processes of the MSP framework
  • How to prepare and design a program according to best practices
  • How to execute & close a program according to best practices



All participants will be expected to invest 1-2 hours on preparations prior to the course, for preparatory reading and access to the Axelos platform and learning guide. Participants are advised to schedule some time for additional individual study on evenings during the course.

Throughout the course the participants will use an e-learning guide for theoretical studies and self-reflection. The eBook Managing Successful Programmes is included in the learning platform. If you wish to buy the paperback, send us an e-mail and we will order it for an additional fee of 1000 SEK (using our training provider discount).


Overview of content

Day 1. Initiation and Develop Program Brief

  • Course introduction
  • What is a program and when do we apply it?
  • Develop Program Brief and Program Strategy

Day 2. Planning, Execution, and Closure

  • Plan for progressive delivery
  • How to execute a program
  • Closing a program
  • Connecting the dots

Day 3. MSP Foundation Theory and Certification

  • Terminology and concepts of MSP
  • Mock test and practice
  • Certification Test

Wrap-up & celebration


Additional information

Arkatay courses are demanding and intense. We have high ambitions of both content and for the participants. Course materials are digital and will be distributed via e-mail and the Axelos learning platform. The course materials are in English, course can be held in Swedish or English.

Date and scope

2024-04-25 – 2024-04-27

Malmö, Gustav Adolfs Torg 43

3 days: 08:30-16:30 (21 hours)



This course, being a pilot, presents a unique opportunity for the participants to enjoy a 50% discount in exchange for their feedback. The regular costs for participation, inclusive of the certification fee, lunch, and snacks, are as follows:

  • Full Course (3 days): 22,000 SEK/participant
  • Course without MSP Foundation (2 days): 14,000 SEK/participant – If you do not wish to participate in the third day certification, send us an e-mail

Please note that the listed prices represent the regular costs, and the 50% discount will be deducted from these amounts.

The participant capacity is limited to 8 individuals.

Course registration