Unlike PRINCE2 which governs how to run individual projects, Programme Management covers controlling groups of related projects (if they are unrelated projects then it becomes portfolio management).
When business objectives grow and cannot be achieved with a single project, the objective must be split down into smaller projects to be managed individually.
The smaller projects will all be designed to achieve the longer term business objective, and whilst each project is likely to have its own project manager, it is the Programme Managers job to ensure that all the projects achieve their targets and objectives.
What does the Programme Manager do?
As the running of individual projects is the responsibility of the Project Managers, the Programme Managers’ responsibilities include:
- Setting the baseline
- Agree roles and responsibilities
- Programme Planning
- Stakeholders communication
- Progress Reporting
- Benefits Management
- Quality Management
- Risk Management
- Deal with Issues relating to the programme as a whole
- Closing the Programme
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