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The Essentials of Managing Programmes

6th Edition

By John Bartlett


106 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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The Essentials of Managing Programmes is an indispensable, applied guide to success in realising the benefits associated with delivering business strategy and change.

John Bartlett opens with the purpose and application of programme management in the context of the business or organization. He explains how to organise for programmes, including the roles of the key players involved; how to design and establish a programme office. Three chapters cover the core elements of risk, benefits and governance.

To help you think strategically, the author builds on soft systems thinking (Peter Checkland 1981) to visualise and communicate the dynamic nature of change and encourage employee involvement.

Pick up and use this concise, intensely practical guide to develop a shared understanding, shared language and shared purpose in all your programmes; across project managers, sponsors, programme board members and all those involved in or affected by organizational transformation.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Applicability to Business

Chapter 2: Moving from Business Strategy to Programme Design

Chapter 3: Organising a Programme

Chapter 4: The Programme Office

Chapter 5: Managing Risk

Chapter 6: Managing Communications

Chapter 7: Benefits Management

Chapter 8: Using Soft Systems Thinking in Programme Management

Chapter 9: Programme Governance

Chapter 10: Conclusion

About the Author

John Bartlett is an author with deep business experience of directing change through projects and programmes. He is a Fellow of he Association for Project Management and has written widely on the subject including three books, on risk management, programme management and quality management.

About the Series

The Essentials of Project and Programme Management

Over the last fifteen years projects and programmes have become part of the everyday activities of organizations large and small. Understanding the essentials of how to plan projects, manage programmes or handle risk represents knowledge and skills that have moved beyond the purview of specialist project managers into the world of the generalists. Books in the Essentials of Projects and Programmes Series are written for project sponsors, project team members, project owners, new project managers and others who work on the periphery of projects or are drawn into project teams on a temporary basis. The Series is characterised by very readable, concise and applied books that provide an essential grounding in the context, skills and behaviours associated with successful project working.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management