Category Archives for Program Management

Lean Startup and Program Management

I’ve just finished reading an excellent book by Eric Ries called The Lean Startup. You may be wondering already what running a startup has to do with program management? If you read on you will discover they actually have much in common… Ries defines a startup as follows: “A startup is a human institution designed […]

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Project Management Culture determines Project Success

If you’re a new member of an organization, and you want to guess whether a project in that organization will be success, then in my opinion it’s not enough simply to observe the project manager is well qualified to make your decision, you also need to consider the organizational culture in which they operate. There […]

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Program Manager Job Description

A program manager is someone who establishes and then coordinates a group of projects in order to realise benefits which would not otherwise be achieved. I thought I’d put together a generic program manager job description template that can be tailored as necessary to fit the position you’re hiring for, and your organization. This job […]

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What is Program Management?

In this article I want to cover exactly what program management is all about. The PMI defines program management as “A group of related projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually”. Whilst that definition undoubtedly makes sense, I want to examine why program management exists, […]

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