This event provides those responsible for managing programmes with a structure which will help them towards delivering the business benefits sought.
WHAT IS PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT?
Programme Management brings together related projects to manage their interdependencies. 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 programme’s outcome – a transformed organisation for example. The path to achieving the vision may deviate and change direction. The vision itself may require adapting as work progresses and individual projects orbit around their approved plans. Programme Management 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 OGC Managing Successful Programmes method is flexible and adaptable for any type and size of programme where a business "vision" is the required outcome.
Summary of Contents
PROGRAMMES & PROJECTS – OVERVIEW & PRINCIPLES; IDENTIFYING PROGRAMMES
Setting the scene for a structured approach to Programme Management. The Programme Environment. Programme types & scenarios. Programme scaling. The Mandate & Programme Brief. The Vision Statement. The Blueprint.
Identification of Stakeholders & Analysis. The Stakeholder Map. The Communication Plan & communication channels.
DEFINING A PROGRAMME
Business Strategy Flow. The Programme Business Case. The Financial Plan. Responsibilities & Decisions. Quality Management Strategy.
ISSUE MANAGEMENT & RISK MANAGEMENT
Programme & Project Issues. Programme Risks & Risk Management Strategy.
Definition & Process; Direct & Indirect Benefits. Benefits Management Strategy & The Benefits Plan. The Vision Statement & Blueprint.
PROGRAMME PLANNING & ESTABLISHING A PROGRAMME
The Programme Plan & Tranches. Programme Dependencies & The Programme Plan.
Programme Management & Linked Roles
QUALITY MANAGEMENT & CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
Quality Management Strategy. Responsibilities. Change Control. Configuration Management
MANAGING THE PROJECT PORTFOLIO
Activities, Inputs & Outputs, Responsibilities.
DELIVERING BENEFITS & CLOSING A PROGRAMME
Benefits Management Strategy. The Blueprint & 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 Foundation examination. All Delegates receive a copy of OGC’s "Managing Successful Programmes" and specially written Event Preparation software ("VisaVision") on CD-ROM and a unique Revision Aid booklet. Pre-course preparation material is provided to ensure all Delegates get the maximum benefit from the training event.