This subject looks at the function of program management and how it differs from project management. Basic program management skills are included in Section 2.
- Useful external web-links
Other related sections of the PMKI:
- For more on project/program selection and prioritisation
see Portfolio Management.
Definition: A program is a group of related projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available when managing them individually.
Program management is an increasingly important organisational concept that focuses on business and strategic issues that cannot be resolved at the project management level.
- WP1002_Programs, outlines the criteria that differentiates programs from projects, WP1022 defines different types of program based on Typology and WP1076 focuses on the Management of Programs.
- Published paper: Understanding Programs and Projects - There is a difference! describes the difference between managing a program and managing a project.