Managing Successful Programmes

Managing Successful Programmes


“Overall it [the MSP® Method Template] is a useful addition to the armoury of the programme office team.  It would provide a good basis on which to develop the documentation for a programme” APMG reviewer

Managing Successful Programmes

Managing Successful Programmes or MSP in it’s short form is the standard for programme Management.  Axelos own the IP for the MSP methodology.  Axelos also own PRINCE2® and MSP is often seen as the next step up from PRINCE2.  Both for organisations and individuals.  For many years we offered an MSP method template as a commercial add on available for users to buy to use in their system.

Many customers over the years have taken up this offer which was unique in being able to offer users both MSP and PRNCE2 licensed content. Therefore enabling you to manage and deliver your programmes and projects with confidence.

Like all our method templates once you had downloaded it you could customise it to match the way you actually managed your programmes.  However we have found that for many customers the flavour of MSP that they run is so light.  For many users that meant lots of changes to the complete method we shipped.  So we have stopped selling the licensed method.  Instead we advise users to develop their own and we can provide support in this activity.

Live linking Managing Successful Programmes with PRINCE2

PROJECT in a box provides users with a unique environment for project and programme interaction.  Your programmes and projects all exist in the same system and on the same server.  So your content can be shared between both contexts.  Your document sharing, reporting, notifications and also other activities therefore become much simplified.

Users can share live share documents between their projects and programmes.  So your key programme docs like Benefit Register can also exist in your underlying projects.  Furthermore you can set your notifications so that individual PMs are automatically notified of changes which they can then view.  Similarly the Programme team can have live access to the risk logs, plans, finances in fact any document of each (or particular) projects to keep information flowing smoothly.  Of course all managed by permissions.

Product Focus

 We used to sell this as an add on to all of our products.  So many of you may have this in your library of methods available to use.  If you missed out on this then contact us and we can advise on building your own Programme methodology.