Explore the planning that will be carried out at the end of a phase in preparation for the next phase. Also, learn about transition planning and planning and preparation for the next phase.
- As a Program Manager, … one of the most important things you do is plan. … In fact, you never stop planning. … Planning is an ongoing activity, … because each phase of the program normally takes place … over many months, and delivers multiple projects, … so it's essential that you know how and when to plan. … Once the program's underway, new phases should be planned … near the end of the previous phase, … and there are a number of factors … that need to be taken into account to do this. … Consider which projects are likely … to be delivered during the next phase, … consult with the business change managers … about the business priorities, … and expected capability for the next phase. … Another very important inclusion … in the plan are the transition activities. … Transition is everything that happens … from the time a project output is delivered … until when the change is fully embedded … and delivering benefits. … So these activities many include learning and training … of staff, and any support and maintenance required. …
- 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.