Understand more about program scope and how to align to desired outcomes so that things are delivered as planned and controlled.
- If there is one golden rule within program management,…it is the triple constraint.…For a program to stay in time and in budget,…the scope should not change.…What happens if your program is no longer in budget?…Something has to give.…Either the program takes longer,…or we reduce the scope.…What if your project components are behind schedule?…Then you have to either bring in more resources…that will increase your cost,…or you reduce scope.…
What is the program scope though?…It is the benefits your program is delivering…to the organization,…which is the most important part of a program.…The benefits are the deliverables or the output…that your program project components are creating.…The program manager rolls these deliverables…up to the program level to show the benefits…the program is delivering to the organization.…For example, you're working on a program…with four project components,…and one of your projects is running behind schedule.…
You have a resource group that is working…on three of the four projects at the same time.…
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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