We had hoped to produce another programme highlight report in September “Brexit – the biggest MSP programme ever” but despite careful monitoring of events, there isn’t any sign of progress towards any of the components of the Programme Brief that we have been waiting for, namely:
- Vision Statement other than Brexit means Brexit, bit of debate around hard v soft Brexit
- Estimates of costs and timetable, except for article 50 will be triggered before March 2017
- Risks, although the mitigation for the plan currency value doesn’t seem to have worked
- Benefits – a totally blank space
In fact, the latest Stakeholder Engagement Strategy appears to be “no running commentary” and “no discussion in Parliament”.
So to help the government we thought it might be useful to have a go at helping with the benefits void by producing a benefits map of one of the outcomes, namely, lower immigration, which you can find here brexit-the-immigration-benefits-map
We have tried to be objective in this map and hopefully helps to illustrate the implications of one of the major pillars of the decision to leave, as neither economists or sociologists much of this is open to debate depending on your perception.
Welcome to the August highlight report for “Brexit – the biggest MSP programme ever”
In the aftermath of the Leave vote in June we thought it would be interesting to illustrate how the MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) framework would cope with such a massive challenge, so we released the paper explaining this at the end of June, see this here, with our set of recommendations which proved very popular.
The events of July, whilst appearing random, fitted in almost perfectly with the steps in the MSP® programme process, so rather than produce another paper, we produced a highlight report which again proved really popular. August proved a little light on information due to everyone being on holiday, so we have included events at G20 within the report, some might say the stakeholders are revolting.
This is reflecting the reality of programme management, where there are commitments to major change without clarity of vision for stakeholders to buy into, if they aren’t going to be advocates then the only option is at best ambivalence or more likely adversary, neither of which will enable the guiding coalition needed to deliver such a massive programme.
In July we posted an analysis of the situation in the wake of the referendum and used the “Managing Successful Programmes” (MSP®) framework to illustrate the steps that any good transformation programme should follow and how these could be applied to Brexit. The original article can be found here
1 month on, we can see that the steps we recommended and the likely solution are coming to life so we thought it useful to illustrate these as any good programme would, with a highlight report, summarising the progress and tracking the activities that MSP recommends for initiating (Identifying) a programme.
Hope you find it useful
Rod Sowden | Managing Director Aspire Europe and Lead author for MSP®
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In the aftermath of the referendum there is clearly a massive change on its way and as programme management is all about delivering strategic change, we thought it would be a good idea to start to think about Brexit in terms of a transformation programme
We thought it would be useful to illustrate how Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) would handle the challenge and as always, it comes up trumps and helps focus on on the dilemmas being faced and the process for dealing with them. Brexit – the biggest MSP programme ever – we hope you enjoy the read.
For more information on the Managing Successful Programmes framework, please click here
MSP® is a [registered] trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved