Tools and techniques

MSP – Programme Management: 

MSP1: Identify programme 


MSP2: Define programme

MSP3: Manage tranches 

MSP4: Deliver capability

MSP5: Realise benefits

MSP6: Close programme


Programme Mandate

Risk and Issue Registers

Vision, Business Case, Benefits Map

Programme Preparation Plan



Programme Office setup, Configuration Management (including change control), Information Management Strategy, Software

Stakeholder Profiles, Stakeholder Analysis, BluePrint (POTI), Benefit Profiles (DOAM), Benefits Distribution Matrix, Benefits Map, Benefits Management Plan, Project Dossier

Programme Organisation (Programme and Project Boards), Strategies (control framework – Stakeholders, Monitoring and Control, Resources, Benefits, Risk and Issues, Information, Quality and Assurance), Plans (Resource, Benefits Realisation, Communications, Information, Quality and Assurance

Formalised Risk and Issue Registers

Programme Definition Document



Manage Delivery Teams, Workshops, Reporting and Exceptions, Manage Stakeholders, Stage Transition Planning.

Implement Quality and Assurance, Resource Strategy and Plans.

Update BluePrint, Business Case, Governance, Benefit Profiles and Benefits Management Plan, Projects Dossier, Risk and Issues Registers.



Dependancy Network Model, Project Dossier (commissioning projects), Monitoring and Control Strategy, Communications Plan and Stakeholder Profiles

Project Brief Development, Reporting, Manage BluePrint, Tranches, Manage Benefit Profiles and Plan

Updating Programme Plan, Risk and Issue Registers, Lessons Learned, Quality and Assurance Plan  



Benefit and Stakeholder Profiles, Benefits Realisation Plan, Transition Plan, Communications Plan, Interfacing with organisational departments (matrix management), Projects Dossier

Impact Assessments (benefits profiles and plan, blueprint, programme plan), Benefits Management Strategy



Resource Management Strategy, BluePrint, Business Case and Transitions complete, Risk and Issues resolved, Work Off Planning, Communications and Stakeholder Profiles, Quality and Assurance Plans

Configuration Management (documentation database closure), Lessons Learned and Benefits Reviews

BAU Transition (Resource release, Contracts managed)


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