In the past we have looked at the differences between MSP training and PRINCE2 training, but what about the application of the methodologies? How does programme management differ to project management? The two disciplines are related but it is important to understand the distinctions to avoid getting mixed up.
Programme management is also commonly confused with portfolio management. Take a look at how programme management and portfolio management are different for more information.
Programme Management is about delivering the whole product while project management takes care of individual parts. For example, if a company is to make a new mobile phone the project managers would be supervising individual parts – software, screen, design etc. while the programme manager would supervise all the projects to ensure the the product meets the business requirements and integrate effectively.
- Project Management is the management of temporary objective with a defined time, cost and output.
- Programme Management is the management of a number of related projects as well as on-going operational work to achieve the operational goals of a business. Read the rest of "Programme Management vs Project Management – What is the difference?"