- Program management is the centralized coordinated management of a program to achieve the program’s strategic benefits and objectives.
- In addition, themes to help ensure the successful accomplishment of the program. These themes are: benefits management, stakeholder management, and program governance.
Good program management requires visionary, entrepreneurial, and motivational zeal, combined with sound management processes.
• Program Management focuses on the project interdependencies and helps to determine the optimal approach for managing them: ,
–Resolving resources constrain and/or conflicts that affect multiple projects within the system.
–Aligning organizational/ strategy direction that affects project and program goal & objective.
–Resolving issues and change management within a shared governance structure, not jut only administration or logistic or even financial only.
- The Relationship Between Program Management and Project Management:
- A Program is a group of related projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually.
- Programs, like projects, are a means of achieving organizational goals and objectives, often in the context of a strategic plan.
- A Program may link projects in various other ways, including the following:
● Interdependencies of tasks among the projects
● Resource constraints that may affect projects within the program
● Risk mitigation activities that impact the direction or delivery of multiple projects
● Change in organizational direction that affects the work of projects and their relationships to other projects and work
● Escalation point for issues, scope changes, quality, communications management, risks, or program interfaces/dependencies.