Programme management is about managing groups of projects to achieve a desired outcome or benefit for an organisation. It is about the structuring and control of those projects so they deliver effectively as a group.
How to move from project to programme when projects grow, and you need to combine several projects into an effective programme.
Ask any programme sponsor what the biggest threats are to a major project and you'll get similar answers: a lack of leadership and not enough focus on business risk.
Across the UK there are hundreds of programmes being run, but how well are they being run and how does the sponsor know that his/her programme is in a healthy shape?
The practice of programme management worldwide has consistently resulted in highly successful programmes and results. Unfortunately, we are also aware of many failed programmes.
MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) is a best-practice guide from the OGC and has been developed using the collective expertise and practical experience of some of the leading practitioners in the field.
MSP programme management gives added value to any organisation that needs to manage and control a number of projects by providing a framework for practitioners.
Programme Management is a structured framework for defining and implementing change within an organisation. James J Leal