An intensive overview
This one day briefing serves as an extensive overview of the subject of Programme Management based upon the Managing Successful Programmes book published by the OGC (Office of Government Commerce).
Many organisations and companies now accept that there is a need for a structured management approach to large projects or portfolios of projects. The current thinking is to employ Programme Management techniques. These have a relationship with Project Management techniques and principles, however there are important new issues to consider. This overview covers the concepts and principles of effective Programme Management from a senior management perspective.
It covers all aspects of the subject, including the characteristics of programmes, organisation, planning and control, reviews and benefit and stakeholder management.
Although the day takes the form of an intensive briefing, there is much stimulating information and ideas for delegates to consider using in their own business.
Introduction to Programme Management
Definition of Programme Management.
Programmes vs Projects.
Organisation and Leadership
The Sponsoring Group.
The Senior Responsible Owner.
The Programme Manager.
Business Change Managers.
Tailoring the Organisation.
Overview of Processes and Products
Identifying a Programme.
Defining a Programme.
Governing a Programme.
Managing the Portfolio.
Closing a Programme.
Programme Planning and Control
Planning and Scheduling.
The Programme Plan.
Monitoring and Control.
Stakeholder Management and Communications
The Stakeholder Map.
The Communications Plan.
The Benefits Realisation Plan.
Reviewing Benefits Realisation
To provide delegates with an understanding of the essential principles and an introduction to the practice of Programme Management.
What skills will the delegate gain?
This course will enable delegates to:
- Differentiate between Projects and Programmes.
- Explain the benefits of adopting a Programme Management approach to the management of large projects or portfolios of projects.
- Explain the key 'roles' within the Programme Management organisation.
- Explain the key principles of Programme Management.
- Identify the strategic issues that should be considered when planning a programme
- Understand the principles of the Programme Management processes.
- Determine whether a Programme Management approach may be beneficial within their own particular business environment.
Who will the course benefit?
It will be of particular benefit to Business and Strategic Planners, Senior Managers, and Programme Managers wanting an introduction to the subject.
It will also be of value to Project Managers and any staff responsible for the introduction or potential introduction of Programme Management into their companies or organisations.
Ideally, delegates should have worked in a project management environment and be familiar with project management terminology, its tools and techniques.