Are We Done Yet? Program Hand-Off and Closure

Programs can often span many years from start to finish.  Completion for a program manager takes many levels and many forms.  When you think about it, there are four possible program closure scenarios you may need to address as a program manager.  Two of the scenarios are pretty good things and the other two address premature termination of […]

Checklist for Program Management

A clear, concise statement defining the program has been prepared and reviewed by knowledge parties for consensus.
 Performance objectives have been written following guidelines and each contains an actual calendar date for completion,
A Work Breakdown Structure has been developed to a level sufficient to prepare accurate estimates of cost, resources and working times for all program activities.
A […]

Programs v. Projects

A program is a temporary and flexible organization which is formed to coordinate, direct, and oversee the implementation of a set of related projects and activities in order to deliver outcomes and benefits related to the organization’s strategic objectives.

A project is also a temporary organization which will deliver one or more outputs in accordance with a […]