What is a programme?
As well as managing individual projects we also manage programmes - a series of related projects with outcomes and benefits of strategic relevance. A programme is likely to have a life that spans several years.
How could a Programme Manager help me?
A Programme Manager would help you to look at how several different projects come together to achieve an overall goal. They would work with you to understand the way all of these projects depend on each other, assessing the risks, issues and requirements to make sure the goal is achievable.
Example of a programme
Working@Warwick is a programme that aims to create an energising workplace and shape the University’s culture and capabilities. Gillian Lane, one of our team, is currently acting as a Programme Manager, working with around 150 colleagues. The programme is now mid-implementation to launch a new expenses system, a replacement Payroll system and introduce SuccessFactors, a better way for everyone to interact with the University.
“Project management is juggling three balls – time, cost and quality. Programme management is a troupe of circus performers each juggling three balls and swapping balls from time to time.”
— G. Reiss, project management author