Programme Management is a structured way to implement corporate strategy through business change. A programme combines deliveries from multiple projects with revised attitudes and ways of working to yield verifiable improvements in business performance.To be successful, a programme needs to pursue a vision consistent with the strategic goals of the organisation, to establish a clear blueprint for the projects, and to drive the realisation of business benefits. The programme manager is the organising spider in the web, and adopts a role very different from that of a conventional project manager.Compared with Project Management, Programme Management requires skills in getting other people in various parts of the organisation to manage the necessary changes. As a programme manager, you rely on vision, empathy, and the art of ‘selling’ the desired state and all activities needed to get there, whilst not forgetting the rigour needed to manage complex interactions.
In order to yield the most benefits from this course, we work in an interactive manner and tailor the contents to the specific interests of the attendees.Therefore, we use several didactical methods: plenary mostly for presentation, case study to let participants master the concepts, and group session for discussions.
As a participant you will learn to:
- Promote the concept of programme management
When, why, and how to use the approach; why it differs from project management.
- Benefit from reference methods for programme management
Know the methodology: “Managing Successful Programmes” (MSP) is the de facto standard and in the public domain. It has recently been revised to take account of best-practice experience. Participants will be introduced to the method to provide a foundation for their learning and to understand how it compares with other programme and project management methods.
- Manage the initiation of programmes
Setting up a programme and defining outcomes and success factors.
- Control the execution of the programme
Establish the monitoring instruments, such as project portfolio management, benefit management and change management. Adjusting direction, speed, and expectations.
- Facilitate communication and negotiation
Taking multicultural aspects into account.
- Realise benefits
When the benefits required from the programme are realised by the organisation.
- Implement programme management in your organisation,
including developing programme management roles and competencies.
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Van Aetsveld B.V.
Co-author and Trainer on
MSP Holos Consulting,