Program Charter

The program charter formally expresses the organization’s vision, mission and benefits expected to be produced by the program. It also defines program-specific goals and objectives in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan and in support of the business case. Key elements of a program charter are scope assumptions constraints high-level risks high-level benefits goals and … Read more

Program business case

A documented economic feasibility study, this is, in a nutshell what a program business case is. The business case is used to establish validity of benefits to be delivered by a program. The business case: Is developed to assess the program’s investment against the intended benefits. Links the organization’s strategic plan and the program management, … Read more

Program Management Performance Domains

Program Management Performance Domains are complementary groupings of related areas of activity or function that uniquely characterize and differentiate the activities found in one performance domain from the others within the full scope of program management work. 1. Performance Domains Definition Definitions of the Program Management Performance Domains are as follows: Program Strategy Alignment—Performance domain … Read more

Introduction to Program Management

The Standard for Program Management provides guidance on the principles of program management. I’m reading the fourth edition. It provides generally accepted definitions of programs and program management and concepts important to their success—program management performance domains, the program life cycle, and important program management principles, practices, and activities. Purpose of the standard for program … Read more

Benefits management in programs

I started to work with MSP principles some while ago. This weeks I’m defining a Transformation and Transition program for an outsourcing contract and I had the opportunity to review the benefits management concepts and drive the projects in scope through a clear direction into the business needs.

Integrated Master Plan

This post is very useful to have a methodology at the time of creating an Integrated Master Plan (IMP). The role of the Integrated Master Plan is to provide the Strategy for the successful completion of the program. If you are working on an Integrated Master Plan, read it! thanks Glen!

Program and Portfolio Management evolution

In the portfolio of solutions and services we provide program and project management team plays an important role in the organization. Basically the project managers and the PMO team is providing governance to the whole execution of projects through the execution of processes and the projects itself. We started an improvement plan to evolve about … Read more

Finance and portfolio management

I’m working on a set of accounts and solutions for my company, handling a portfolio at country level. My team is composed by account managers where that handle the day to day relationship with customers, write offers, deliver services with the support of service managers, handle projects directly or with a PM…They do a lot … Read more