Fundamental to the MSP methodology is the concept of Governance Themes. These are the procedures and responsibilities that define how a programme is set up and run – representing the organisation’s approach to programme management.
MSP training and certification will guide you through APMG best practice for each of these. This will be closely based on the MSP manual, which does emphasise that the profile for each of these must be tailored to the organisation and the specific programme.
The 9 Governance Themes are:
- Programme organisation
- Benefits management
- Leadership and stakeholder engagement
- Blueprint design and delivery
- Planning and control
- The business case
- Risks and issue management
- Quality and assurance management
The vision statement is perhaps the most rigid of the governance themes, and is a document compiled by the Senior Responsible Officer and a team of relevant senior managers and stakeholders. The statement outlines the expected result after the programme objectives are fulfilled.
Blueprint Design and Delivery
This is an extension of the vision statement – a detailed model of the future organisation with ‘gap analysis’ of the differences between that and the organisation as it is now. This gap analysis helps plan and refine the programme.
Organisation & Leadership
This details the structure of the programme and the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved. Read the rest of "MSP Governance Themes"