While today’s programs continue to grow in size and complexity, at the same time, their success rates remain low. To manage programs effectively in this environment, project managers and program managers must take a "consultative approach" that applies a core set of guiding principles across every function of the program.
Applying Guiding Principles of Effective Program Delivery explains what it means to take a consultative approach. Instead of focusing on specific program management techniques, it covers the guiding principles required to make those techniques effective—making it applicable to any program in any industry. It identifies the eight guiding principles of effective program delivery and outlines proven strategies to help program managers succeed in the current environment.
Filled with figures, case studies, and templates, the book illustrates the application of these principles across the various program functions—including financial management, schedule management, and resource management. It includes nine cases studies of actual programs from across several industries that demonstrate the application of these principles and their results. Supplying in-depth coverage of each function of the program office, it also contains 20 templates of the key deliverables outlined in the text.
Intended for IT professionals tasked with managing large projects or programs, the book is an ideal reference for project managers and program managers who have a fundamental background in project and program management and are ready to improve their skill set and thinking on how to manage their work more effectively.
The text concludes by summarizing the key lessons you need to understand to successfully apply the program management tools covered in the text in your own programs.
Context and Case. Consultative Approach and the Program Office. Guiding Principles. Program Management Functions. Conclusions.