Programme project management template

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NICS Centre of Expertise for
Programme and Project
Management
Generic PPM Templates
Programme
Brief
CoE/PgB/V1.0
Programme Name
Programme Brief
V1.0
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Purpose
The purpose of the programme brief is to provide an outline description of
the programme’s objectives, desired benefits, risks, costs and timeframe
Contents
The contents described below are suggested on the basis of a Managing
Successful Programmes (MSP) approach to programme management
Topic
Sponsor
Background
Outline vision statement
Description of proposed change
Initial business justification
Programme organisation
Next phase plan
Risk register
Appendix A
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Sponsor
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Background
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Outline vision statement
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Description of proposed change
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Initial business justification
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Business requirements
Stakeholders
Dependencies and constraints
Impact on departmental programme of change
Interfaces
Known risks and issues
Strategic fit
Indicative costs
Outline benefits
Business impact
Programme organisation
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Roles and responsibilities
Organisation structure and reporting lines
Empowerment of teams
Empowerment strategy
Escalation and resolution process
See Page
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Next phase plan
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Risk register
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Appendix A