2nd Edition

Gower Handbook of Programme Management

Edited By Dennis Lock, Reinhard Wagner Copyright 2016
    638 Pages
    by Routledge

    638 Pages
    by Routledge

    In the ten years since this Gower Handbook was first published, Programme Management has been transformed to become the vehicle of choice for realising the objectives of large scale, complicated, business, government and social investment. The Second Edition of this Gower Handbook is a completely new text; designed as a definitive guide to the current state of Programme Management. To that end the text offers foundation theory and knowledge around key issues such as, managing programme contracts, people and know-how, complexity and uncertainty, benefits and success measures, as well as every stage of the programme life cycle. The main central section of the book provides theory, tools, advice and examples of practical application from an industry context and covers sectors including construction, energy, aerospace and defence, IT, automotive and the public sector. The Handbook also includes a section with chapters on assessing and improving programme competences and developing maturity. Discrete chapters relate programme management to the international baselines and standards. Collectively, the Gower Handbook of Programme Management is most comprehensive guide to the subject that you can buy.

    List of Figures

    Notes on the Contributors


    PA RT I

    Foundations of Programme Management

    1. Introduction to Programme Management
    2. International Standards for Programme Management and
    3. Their Application


    4. The Nature of Programmes and their Interrelation with Projects,
    5. Portfolios and Operations

      PART II

      Good Practice in Programme Management

    6. Distinguishing Different Types of Programmes

    8. Programme Management in the Space Sector
    9. Programme Management in the Aircraft Industry

    11. Programme Management in the Automotive Industry

    13. Programme Management in the Aviation Industry

    15. Programme Management in Construction and Engineering
    16. Programme Management in Mining

    18. Programme Management in the Pharmaceutical Sector

    20. Programme Management for Humanitarian and Development Projects
    21. Programme Management in the Police
    22. Programme Management in the Transport Sector
    23. Programme Management in the ICT Sector

    25. Managing Change Programmes

    27. Programmes and Collaborative Working
    28. Managing Strategic Initiatives


      PART III

      Programme Governance, Organization and Culture

    30. Programme Governance
    31. Mastering Integration in Programme Management
    32. Programme Management Offices
    33. Programme Culture
    34. PART IV

      Programme Lifecycles, Processes, Methods and Tools

    35. Programme Lifecycles
    36. An Overview of the Programme Management Process

    38. Programme Identification and Initiation

    40. Programme Planning
    41. Controlling Programmes for IT and Business Change
    42. Using Modern Technologies for Programme Management

    44. Managing Programme Benefits

    46. Managing Complexity in Programmes
    47. Managing Uncertainties in Programmes
    48. Managing Programme Resources
    49. Managing People in Programmes
    50. Managing Partners in Programmes
    51. Managing Contracts in Programmes
    52. Creating Knowledge Services for Modern Technical Project
    53. Organizations: The REAL Knowledge Approach

      PA RT V

      Developing Maturity in Programme Management


    54. Introducing Programme Management into an Organization
    55. Assessing and Improving Programme Management Maturity
    56. Developing Competencies of People in Programmes



    Dennis Lock has written or edited some of the defining books on project management, including Project Management (now in its Tenth Edition) and Gower Handbook of People in Project Management. Following a career in engineering and management, Dennis has lectured on project management at Masters level.

    Reinhard Wagner is President of IPMA, Past President and Honorary Fellow of GPM (the German Project Management Association), and founder and CEO of Projectivists, a PM Consultancy.

    Review from previous edition: 'Gower's Handbook of Programme Management received an enthusiastic reception at its launch. Andrew Bragg, managing director of the Association for Project Management summed it up as "This is a very significant publication on a very important topic".' Project Manager Today