Guidance for Monitoring Major Projects and Programmes is published (attached above) as a PDF file for online viewing or printing.
Note: This guidance supersedes the 2001 Guidelines for Managing and Monitoring Major IT projects. The guidance has been updated and also extended to cover non-IT projects. It is regularly updated, so please refer to this page from time to time to ensure you have the most recent version.
sets out the expectations and standards for managing and monitoring major projects within the public sector. Cabinet Circular CO(10)2 mandates its use by monitoring agencies when monitoring major projects in the departments and agencies they oversee.
builds on the experience of the Major Projects Monitoring Unit and the Gateway Unit over time.
an overview of accountabilities and responsibilities and the Government's requirements for ensuring good practice across the sector
guidance on what constitutes good project management
a high-level overview of how to achieve a well managed project
guidance on what the monitoring agencies and central agencies will look for.