This glossary contains those terms that have a specific meaning in a programme using MSP.

It excludes the documents created as a result of implementing the MSP integrated framework. These are listed in alphabetical order in Appendix A.

aggregated risk

The combined effect of risk to the programme objectives when risks are viewed collectively rather than individually. This could include the outputs of particular scenarios or risk combinations.


The term used to describe a mandatory section of the programme strategy. Approaches establish tailored governance and controls for the particular work.


A statement that is taken as being true for the purposes of planning, but which could change later. An assumption ...

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