This video looks at the key issues, including multiple stakeholders, projects which are partly in your portfolio and partly in someone else’s, deriving a programme work breakdown structure, cost quality and time, and saying no to an impossible mix of all of them. It also covers constant change and charging for changes, and getting everything in writing.
- In many ways, program management…is almost the same as project management, only bigger.…But, I think there are five areas…where they actually are significantly different.…So let's have a look at those.…First, is the fact that programs often go on for years.…They sometimes don't even have a finish date,…whereas projects always do.…To use a real example that I've been involved in,…making the large British city of Bristol…more environmentally friendly is never going to end.…
There will always be new things coming along…to make Bristol even better.…Each new thing is a project with a start and a finish,…but the overall program might not have an end.…Next, is the problem of multiple stakeholders.…In the case of programs, the stakeholders are bigger,…and there's a lot more at stake,…and whereas a project manager can call a kickoff meeting…and sit back and say, "I'm not starting…"until you can all agree about what it is you want."…The program manager has a constant problem…of shifting priorities as new projects get added…
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- What is program management?
- Planning from the bottom up vs. top down
- Resource planning
- Managing projects, resources, and time
- Getting the staff you need
- Self-organizing teams