Project Management Context and Concepts Programs vs. projects vs. portfolios Benefit management Stakeholder management “The Standard for Program Management 4th Edition” overview.
Phase 1: Program Definition:
Program Formulation/Initiation: Establishing program direction Defining the program scope and charter Defining accountability, roles, and responsibilities Differentiating between program and project resources Establishing governance, tools, finance, and reporting Identifying success criteria
Program planning: Interface and transition planning, planning program scope, schedule, cost, resources, and quality Planning program communication, risk, and procurement Integrating constituent project plans Determining program deliverables and tasks
Phase 2: Program Delivery:
Program Execution: Acquiring and developing the program team Performing quality assurance and information distribution Consolidating project and program data Monitoring program performance Chartering constituent projects Assigning project managers and allocating resources Establishing consistent project standards
Program Controlling: Controlling program risks, issues, communication, and contracts Measuring benefits realization Forecasting simulated program outcomes Managing program-level issues Applying the change management plan
Phase 3: Program Closure: Closing components and contracts Comparing actual and planned quality, cost, and schedule values Executing the transition plan Initiating a benefits-realization measurement Releasing resources Reporting lessons learned