Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) represents proven programme management good practice in the successful delivery of transformational change through the application of programme management.
MSP has been adopted by many organizations both within the public and private sectors. The experiences of those who have adopted programme management have provided invaluable inputs into the core publication, ‘Managing Successful Programmes’.
Why adopt MSP?
Today’s organizations exist in a climate of constant and increasing change. Organizations that have learned how to transform themselves through effective leadership and strategic control are more likely to survive and prosper. Programme management is increasingly being recognized as key to enabling organizations to manage that transformation.
Where there is major change there will be complexity, risk, many interdependencies to manage, and conflicting priorities to resolve. Experience shows that organizations are likely to fail to deliver change successfully where:
There is insufficient board-level support
Leadership is weak
There are unrealistic expectations of the organizational capacity and capability to change
There is inadequate focus on benefits
There is no real picture of the future capability
There is a poorly defined or poorly communicated vision
The organization fails to change culture
There is not enough engagement of stakeholders.
Adopting a programme management approach such as MSP provides a structured framework that can help organizations avoid these pitfalls and achieve their goals.