Explore how projects are initiated, monitored, and closed during a program. Take a look at the roles involved and interaction between them.
- Without projects, the program will not … be able to deliver outputs, achieve outcomes … and ultimately, deliver benefits. … So the first step to delivering a program's objectives … is to deliver projects. … As the program manager, you'll need to make sure … each project has an appointed sponsor … or project board and project manager. … This is essential for the project as we need someone … to undertake the work and someone to make decisions. … Next, pull all relevant information about the project … and provide this as a project brief to the project team. … This might include the reasons for the project, … some high level cost and time estimates and high level … expected benefits and risks which provide … the justification for the project. … At this point, take time to meet with the project team … and discuss the objectives … and how it contributes to the bigger picture. … Make sure everyone understands the dependencies … of other projects and program activities. … For example, your project is about delivering …
- Recognize three elements of a program.
- Recall the information provided by the target operating model (TOM).
- Identify the phase in which the program business case is reviewed.
- Name the major factor used to decide what constitutes each phase in a program.
- Summarize the role of a project manager.
- Detail the responsibilities of the sponsoring group.
- Explain what the completion of the post-transition activities provides for a program.