Why adopt the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Framework?


Why Adopt MSP?

A guest blog by Tony Perks

Organisations are increasingly recognising the need for programme management. The adoption of MSP has grown across the world as it has been established as the standard for programme management. Large, complex deliveries are often broken down into manageable, inter-related projects. For those managing this overall delivery, the principles of programme management are key to delivering on time and within budget. Managing Successful Programmes comprises a set of principles, governance themes and a transformational flow to provide the route map for the programme lifecycle. It is founded on best practice though it is not prescriptive. It is very flexible and designed to be adapted to meet the needs of local circumstances.

MSP Overview

MSP offers best-practice guidance to all organisations – large or small, public or private sector – to help them achieve successful outcomes from transformational change. MSP has been developed to help organisations achieve excellence by improving practices, offering better services and preparing more effectively for the future. Benefits of MSP are that it creates a vision and blueprint for transformational change, designs the programme to deliver the blueprint and identifies the right outcomes and benefits and plans for their delivery.  This means a programme delivers on time, to budget and desired quality.  It does this by breaking down initiatives into clearly defined projects and offers a framework for handling them.  MSP also helps define responsibilities and lines of communication Involves stakeholders, manages risk and ensures the programme responds to change, and also audits and maintains quality.

How it works

MSP creates a structured framework that acknowledges that every programme is unique but at the same time must be universally applicable, delivering quality outcomes and lasting benefits. By creating a framework that encourages organizations to focus on outcomes, mitigate risks and anticipate issues in advance, MSP is proven to work even for the most challenging, multiple programmes.

Users of MSP include:

  • London Olympics
  • BP
  • BT
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Ministry of Defence

 Why choose an accredited MSP course from Thales L&D?

Our MSP courses are delivered by Tony Perks. Tony has been working in Programme and Project Management since the early-nineties, and with MSP in particular since the introduction of the very first version in 1999. As an accredited Practitioner and Trainer he has advised a wide variety of private and public sector organisations and has delivered accredited and tailored training to around 650 delegates, achieving 100% pass rate in the Foundation qualification, and over 80% pass rate in the Practitioner qualification.

To find out more about the course syllabus, available dates and to book your place, visit the course outline page.