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Managing Programmes

Programme Management is the co-ordinated management of a portfolio of projects which change organisations to achieve benefits that are of strategic importance.
The OGC Best Practice guide on Programme Management called Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)
Training courses are held regularly in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, Oxford & Newbury and other UK locations
Courses include 
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) courses provide candidates with an understanding of and the skills to apply the method to managing programmes of work. The Practitioner courses will be of benefit to
  • Programme Managers
  • Programme Team Members
  • Senior Business Managers
Programme Management provides a framework for managing this challenging environment through the co-ordinated management of a portfolio of projects.
Programme Management, like project management, is a management tool for bringing together people, activities and information to achieve something. Programme Management is a way of approaching the setting up and running of a programme.
What is a programme?
A programme is made up of a specific set of projects identified by an organisation that together will deliver some defined objective, or set of objectives, for the organisation. The objectives, or goals, of the programme are typically at a strategic level so that the organisation can achieve benefits and improvements in its business operation.

Programme management is

The process of managing a portfolio of multiple ongoing inter-dependent projects.
The co-ordinated management of a portfolio of projects to achieve a set of business objectives.

Programme Management, like project management, is a management tool for bringing together people, activities and information to achieve something


Designing, manufacturing and providing support infrastructure for an automobile make. This requires hundreds, or even thousands, of separate projects.
The USA’s Man on the Moon Project - e.g The Lunar Lander, the Orbiter, the Launcher and the Control Systems
Large Projects aimed at corporate goals - opening a new factory or launching a new product

Programme Management in an Organisation

In an organization, Program Management also reflects the emphasis on coordinating and prioritizing resources across projects, departments, and entities to insure that resource contention is managed from a global focus.

The UK government has invested heavily in program(me) management. In Europe the term normally refers to multiple change projects: projects that are designed to deliver benefits to the host organisation.

Program(me) management provides a layer above project management focusing on selecting the best group of programmes, defining them in terms of their constituent projects and providing an infrastructure where projects can be run successfully but leaving project management to the project management community. 

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