Organisations are in a constant state of flux: introducing new products, responding to external influences, introducing further capabilities and developing additional partnerships. To ensure the goals of the organisation are met, these various initiatives need to be managed and delivered in a timely way.
Programme Management is the vehicle to provide this orchestration in the following ways:
Start by defining the overall value chain for programme management within your organisational context.
Our key learning regarding Programme vs Project Management from our multiple engagements is that the two activities are different but often get confused. Furthermore, the terms ‘Programme Management’ and ‘Project Management’ are often used interchangeably but actually mean different things. Programme Management is the coordination of a group of projects to ensure that this overall programme of projects is delivered in a timely and effective manner. Project Management is the management of a discrete project within the programme. As such, the roles of Programme Manager vs Project Manager are different.
It is important to ensure that each of your projects are managed by capable Project Managers and that your projects are delivered in a comprehensive programme coordinated by an effective Programme Manager.