Programme Team and Senior Responsible Owners: briefing note

This note provides the Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) and Programme/ Project Manager (PPM) with key information about their role in a forthcoming assurance review (the Review) and outlines responsibilities and actions needed to enable full participation in a successful review.


Programme Team and SRO Briefing Note

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This briefing note will not go into details about the specific type of reviews, but it is designed to provide you with information in increasing levels of details, should you require it.

This briefing note is written primarily for High Risk programme/project reviews arranged and managed by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA). However, this briefing note can be adopted for reviews managed by departments under delegated authority. In such circumstances, the Departmental Assurance Coordinator (DAC) effectively replaces the role outlined for the IPA Assurance Lead (AL).

Published 14 July 2021
Last updated 13 October 2021 + show all updates
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