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6th Edition

The Essentials of Managing Programmes

ISBN 9781138288294
Published April 19, 2017 by Routledge
114 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.