To succeed with large complex changes requires in many cases program management, especially if there are many stakeholders and dependencies. A long-term endeavor is then broken down into manageable projects and assignments. Program management methodology is an effective means to achieve the desired benefits and value, and to ensure that all efforts are guided by the organization’s goals and strategies.
We give you a simple and comprehensive understanding of how program management can help to develop your organization.
After the training you will:
- Understand the difference between a large project and a program
- Understand when, how and why to use program management as a tool to achieve strategic objectives
- Be familiar with the XLPMs life cycle model for program management and performance domains
- Understand how the program management structure is connected to the management structure of the closely associated projects
- Understand how the program managers’ role and responsibilities can vary in different types of programs.
In this course you will learn the important differences between a project and a program and why we choose the program work method. We describe the structures, processes, roles and responsibilities in order to coordinate, communicate and manage the program activities with the aim of ensuring that the expected benefits and effects are achieved.
The training is based on Semcon’s project methodology XLPM – Excellence in Project Management, and is in line with current standards from PMI (Project Management Institute) and MSP (Managing Successful Programmes).
- Challenges in the project organization
- What is a program? When shall it be applied and why?
- Program examples with its specific management focus
- Program organization model, roles and responsibilities
- Program life cycle model and supporting processes
- Program documentation and plans
- Steering and managing activities within a program
- Difference between a Project Management Office (PMO) and a Program Office
Program Managers, Program Sponsors, Project Managers, Line Managers, Project Portfolio Owners, Project Sponsors and Project Office Managers and stakeholders responsible for processes within their respective areas.
You are expected to have basic knowledge in project management, and preferably have some experience of managing large projects or programs.
PDU (Professional Development Units)