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Key Roles in Managing Successful Programmes 5th Edition

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Publised On: Feb 26, 2021

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MSP is an adaptable set of programme management approaches providing a fully integrated framework of principles, themes, and processes.

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) 5th edition emphasizes more flexibility, adaptability, and responsiveness by adopting an incremental approach to the programme lifecycle and thus enabling organizational agility. 

MSP 5th edition includes the organization theme which contributes to the adherence to MSP principles across the programme lifecycle.

The purpose of the programme’s organization structure is to define the governance boards and supporting offices that are needed to control the definition and delivery of outcomes of benefit within the constraints of the investing organization(s). 

Following is a summary of roles and responsibilities within Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) 5th edition.

Sponsoring Group:

The sponsoring group is the governance board with delegated authority to direct the programme. It includes senior leaders who are accountable to the executives of the respective investing organizations.

Programme Board:

The programme board is the governance board with delegated authority to drive delivery of the outcomes of benefit within the defined constraints. Members of the programme board include (as a minimum) the senior responsible owner (SRO), the programme manager, the business change manager (BCM), and the leader of the programme office.

Senior Responsible Owner (SRO):

The SRO has overall and ongoing accountability for the successful

delivery of the outcomes of the programme.

Programme Manager (PM):

The programme manager is accountable to the programme board and has overall and ongoing responsibility for the successful day-to-day leadership of the programme in support of the Senior Responsible Owner (SRO).

Business Change Manager (BCM):

The BCM is accountable to the programme board and has overall and ongoing responsibility for the successful day-to-day adoption of new capabilities in the investing organization(s) in support of the realization of outcomes of benefit on behalf of the SRO.

Programme Office:

The programme office is a governance supporting office, led by the programme office lead, with primary responsibility for managing delivery and capacity controls for the programme.

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