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Criteria Program versus Project?
Michelle Breslin
I am trying to develop general criteria for determining if a group of projects should stay projects or if there is enough interdependency to make them a program or one large project.
Anyone having theory or guidance on what type of criteria or questions to use to help to make this determination?

Same Processes, Stakeholders, Governance
Codrin Nicolau
Very interesting issue. Having in mind that in a program benefit management, stakeholders management and governance should count first (see PMI Progra...

Same High Level Objectives
Jean-Michel DE JAEGER, EMBA, PMP, Project Manager, France, Moderator
In my opinion, to make it as simple as possible, if we go back to basics program characteristics, if the group of projects have the same high level...

Programme or Multi-Project
Dennis van der Spoel, Management Consultant, Netherlands, Member
- A programme consists of various activities, including one or more projects, that contribute to attaining a COMMON GOAL. This means the outcom...

Program versus Project
Dave T
Yes, a programme concerns the management of a portfolio of projects, the combined outcomes from which the business benefits are derived. You need to m...

Detailed Criteria for Determining Project versus Program
Mellacheruvu Adi Saasthry , Director, India, Premium Member
Following somewhat more detailed criteria/guidance to help determine the decision for a program or (collection of) projects:
- What is the ultima...

Criteria Program Vs. Project
Fulvio Polo, Italy, Member
Hi Michelle an idea may be:
- Find the projects terms, items, components by analyzing each project.
- Try to give them a numeric value or qu...

Program Versus Project: Practical Considerations
Richard Davis, Management Consultant, United States, Member
Hi Michelle, all of the above have a common thread (similar goals), but look at the practical side as well. Will creating an overarching...

Program versus Project
T. Stahl
The process to determine this is simple:
1. Ensure that your program has a good goal statement.
2. Ask this one question: is the project in ...

Criteria Program versus Project
David Dicanot, Analyst, France, Member
The different provided criteria make me think we can't define and launch a programme before having a clear definition of the set of projects which it ...

Program versus Project
Mudukula Mukubi, Business Consultant, Zambia, Member
If the respective projects target the same clientele, with evidence of mutuality of goals and a clear benefit in sharing both management and financial...

Program versus Project Management
A program is a super set of all projects. If all projects share the same technology, manufacturing process, design then one can apply a common strateg...

Criteria for Program versus Projects
Vaibhav Behere
A program may be created if a group of projects
1A) has common beneficiaries AND
1B) are interdependent
2A) serve a set of busi...

Program versus Project Management
@Vaibhav Behere : in my experience, in hi tech industry, technology does matter. In production, different products ...

Criteria for Program versus Project
Vaibhav Behere
@Sweety: I do agree that technology very much matters in a way that it addresses the stated objective. A program, a...

Is Common Technology a Reason for a Program?
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
Firstly, if many projects are using the same major techology, that can be a clear example of "interdependence" (1B) as Vaibhav called it.

Program or Projects, Criteria to Be Defined
Luis, Manager, China, Member
- Do these projects serve the same business purpose or objectives?
- Are there any dependencies among these projects?
- Will these projects ...

Best Practices of When to Have a Program Rather than a Project
Dennis van der Spoel, Management Consultant, Netherlands, Member
A program: when you need an effective way to attain your bounding (primairy) objective through benefits. A program can be used to achieve:

A Program is Like a Federal Governing System
Ashok Kella, Manager, India, Member
Is every block of a program independent, and is producing its own individual output and scale enough?
Or should it work as a block, and synergy m...

Program versus Project(s)
George Lobb, Canada, Member
- PROJECTS: There is a clear time-bounded extent inherent in a project... Projects are generally short-term endeavours with a limited-scope that is ph...


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