MSP Survival Guide for Senior Responsible Owners has been written specifically for you (the SRO), full of helpful advice to make your hectic life easier
There are many reasons why programmes fail, but failure to grasp the scale of the change being delivered and weak leadership of the programme teams are often contributing factors.
As you are unlikely to have time to read the MSP guide or to go on courses, we have covered the main things that you will need to know in a format that can be easily referenced.
In this series of extracts we are publishing a summary of the key points from each of the chapter of the MSP Survival Guide for SROs. If you would like to buy a copy, please follow this link and quote the discount code of SG15 for a 10% discount.
Here is our advice for SROs on the Programme organisation
“Organisations need to practice qualitative corporate governance rather than quantitative governance thereby ensuring it is properly run.” “You cannot legislate good behaviour.” – Mervyn King, Bank of England
Your programme will need an organisational structure, many programmes fail because they get this wrong from the outset. There are two sides to a programme: A) the bit that creates capability, which is where much of the money is spent on projects, and B) the bit that delivers the transformation, where the benefits come from changing the way the environment operates.
It is all too common to find programmes unbalanced and dominated by project thinking to build capability, you need to ensure that the programme is business focused or the benefits will never appear.
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