Program Management

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - 197 páginas
Program management (PgM) is fast developing as the essential link between strategy and projects and as a vehicle for organizational change. It offers the means to manage groups of projects with a common business purpose in an integrated and effective way. Based on practical applications of PgM in different countries, as well as the leading standards, Program Management reflects the most recent developments in the area. It offers an understanding of program management's connection to business strategy and value realisation, beyond multiple-project management. Additionally it emphasizes the need for program specific processes, based on an iterative life cycle and the management of multiple stakeholders and their expected benefits. The book is grounded in a robust theoretical framework, complemented by a number of case studies. It analyzes the best organizational structures for program management and provides tools and techniques to deal with complex, unplanned change in a structured manner. It also develops knowledge of particular techniques required for managing programs as well as the competencies and skills required from program managers. It features a number of case studies.
 

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INTRODUCTION
1
THE PROGRAM CONTEXT
11
BACKGROUND AND DEFINITIONS
13
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
25
MATURITY AND CULTURE
37
THE PROGRAM COMPONENTS
57
KEY PROGRAM COMPONENTS
59
PROGRAM ACTORS
83
PROGRAM LIFE CYCLE OUTLINE
99
FORMULATION
105
ORGANIZATION
125
DEPLOYMENT
147
APPRAISAL
167
DISSOLUTION
177
CONCLUSIONS
181
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THE PROGRAM LIFE CYCLE
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Sobre el autor (2010)

Michel Thiry is founder and managing partner of Valense Ltd, an international consultancy and Education Network and PMI Global Registered Education Provider (REP). He has over 35 years worldwide professional experience, has worked in many cultural environments, and is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project, program and value. For the last 15 years, Michel has provided his expertise to major organizations, in various fields, including construction, financial, pharmaceutical, IT and IS, telecom, water treatment, transportation (air and rail), local government and others. He is a regular Keynote Speaker for major International events and has written and lectured widely in International forums, both at the Academic and Practice levels. In addition to his book "Value Management Practice", published by the PMI, he has written a number of chapters in prominent PM books like the Gower "Handbook of project management" and the "Wiley Guide to Managing Projects". Michel has an MSc in Organizational Behaviour with the School of Management and Organizational Behaviour at the University of London and is currently pursuing a PhD at Middlesex University. In 2006 he was elected PMI Fellow for his continued contribution to project management and in 2007 he was nominated Fellow of the Association for Project Management. In 2008, he was awarded a Life Achievement Award by the Canadian Society of Value Analysis.

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