MSP Principles

MSP Principles


Managing Successful Programmes comprises a set of principles and processes for use when managing a programme. It is founded on best practice although it is not prescriptive. It is very flexible and designed to be adapted to meet the needs of local circumstances.

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Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) identifies the following principles of effective programme management and suggests how to put them into practice:

  • Programme Management Organisation – giving people clear roles, responsibilities, leadership and lines of communication. There is a Sponsoring Group of senior executives including the Programme Director with ultimate accountability
  • Programme planning – using a Programme Plan to ensure that control is established and maintained
  • Benefits management – identifying, optimising and tracking expected benefits to ensure they are achieved
  • Stakeholder management – ensuring all interested parties are appropriately involved in the programme
  • Issue management and Risk management – having strategy for dealing with current and anticipated problems
  • Quality management – ensuring that the end products of the programme are fit for purpose
  • Configuration management – keeping monitoring information about the programme up-to-date and accurate
  • Audit – ensuring that technical, statutory, contract and accounting standards are used