Learn about the numerous departments within program management that supports governance processes.
- Who do you call when you need help as a program manager? The primary source of support will be found within the program management office, or PMO. This department might be part of where the portfolio is managed and will have established a standard of how a program should be run. What else do we find within a program management office? Any templates used by the programs or project components will be produced and managed there. What about documentation about previous programs and projects? The PMO should manage this information as part of its duties, too.
I worked as a program manager where our PMO was communications central. For me, the PMO was a source of information for status of current programs, information on previous programs, and any additional resources that I might have needed. So, if you have a PMO at your organization, be sure to leverage that resource.
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- What is program management?
- Who are program managers?
- Program versus project
- Program life-cycle phases
- Aligning programs to an organization's strategies
- Analyzing needs and planning programs
- Delivering and sustaining benefits from programs
- Working with program stakeholders
- Supporting program governance activities
- Managing program finances and resources
- Scheduling programs
- Managing program scope and quality