The OGC's "Managing Successful Programmes" method provides and maintains a strategic view over the set of projects, aligning and co-ordinating them within a programme of business change in support of specific business strategies.
Programme Management provides the framework for implementing business strategies and initiatives, or large scale change, where there is a "vision" of the programmes outcome a transformed organisation for example.
The path to achieving the vision may deviate and change direction. It helps to organise, manage, accommodate and control these changes so that the eventual outcome meets the objectives set by the business strategy.
Any organisation or individual seeing the need for a controlled approach to managing its programmes.
The event is suitable for programme managers, experienced project managers, programme support team members and senior managers from any discipline.
The Managing Successful Programmes method is flexible and adaptable for any type and size of programme where a business "vision" is the required outcome.
1. PROGRAMMES AND PROJECTS OVERVIEW AND PRINCIPLES; IDENTIFYING PROGRAMMES
Setting the scene for a structured approach to Programme Management.
The Programme Environment.
Programme types and scenarios.
The Mandate and Programme Brief.
The Vision Statement.
2. STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT
Identification of Stakeholders and Analysis.
The Stakeholder Map.
The Communication Plan and communication channels.
3. DEFINING A PROGRAMME
Business Strategy Flow.
The Programme Business Case.
The Financial Plan.
Responsibilities and Decisions.
Quality Management Strategy.
4. ISSUE MANAGEMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Programme and Project Issues.
Programme Risks and Risk Management Strategy.
5. BENEFITS MANAGEMENT
Definition and Process.
Direct and Indirect Benefits.
Benefits Management Strategy and the Benefits Plan.
The Vision Statement and Blueprint.
6. PROGRAMME PLANNING AND ESTABLISHING A PROGRAMME
The Programme Plan and Tranches.
Programme Dependencies and The Programme Plan.
Programme Management and Linked Roles.
8. QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
Quality Management Strategy.
9. MANAGING THE PROJECT PORTFOLIO
Inputs and Outputs.
10. DELIVERING BENEFITS AND CLOSING A PROGRAMME
Benefits Management Strategy.
The Blueprint and the Benefits Plan.
The course is a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by an APM Group approved trainer with practical experience of programme and project management. Practical sessions will be on an individual and team basis focusing on the Practitioner Examination on the final day. All Delegates receive a copy of OGCs "Managing Successful Programmes". Pre-course preparation material is provided to ensure all delegates get the maximum benefit from the training event.
DURATION - 5 DAYS
Monday Friday with the 1 hour Foundation Examination on the Thursday and the 3 hour Intermediate and Practitioner Examination on the Friday morning.