Criteria Program versus Project?

Program and Project Management


Michelle Breslin, USA

Criteria Program versus Project?

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?


Codrin Nicolau, Romania

Same Processes, Stakeholders, Governance

Very interesting issue. Having in mind that in a program benefit management, stakeholders management and governance should count first (see PMI Program management standard), I think that research should focus on similar/same processes found in particular projects in the group, in order to "standardize" them and transform the group in a program. Find also if projects are conflictual or synergetical in respect to resources or results. Through this optimization benefit can start to be managed (this is particular to programs). Second, see if it is about same/similar stakeholders and the same "project marketing". Third, see if the same governance schema can be applied. Of course this is more to say, but this is a start.

Project Manager, France

Same High Level Objectives

In my opinion, to make it as simple as possible, if we go back to basics program characteristics, if... Sign up

Dennis van der Spoel
Management Consultant, Netherlands

Programme or Multi-Project

- A programme consists of various activities, including one or more projects, that contribute to att... Sign up

Dave T, UK

Program versus Project

Yes, a programme concerns the management of a portfolio of projects, the combined outcomes from whic... Sign up

Mellacheruvu Adi Saasthry
Director, India

Detailed Criteria for Determining Project versus Program

Following somewhat more detailed criteria/guidance to help determine the decision for a program or (... Sign up

Fulvio Polo

Criteria Program Vs. Project

Hi Michelle an idea may be: - Find the projects terms, items, components by analyzing each project.... Sign up

Richard Davis
Management Consultant, United States

Program Versus Project: Practical Considerations

Hi Michelle, all of the above have a common thread (similar goals), but look at the practical side a... Sign up

T. Stahl, Canada

Program versus Project

The process to determine this is simple: 1. Ensure that your program has a good goal statement. 2.... Sign up

David Dicanot
Analyst, France

Criteria Program versus Project

The different provided criteria make me think we can't define and launch a programme before having a... Sign up

Mudukula Mukubi
Business Consultant, Zambia

Program versus Project

If the respective projects target the same clientele, with evidence of mutuality of goals and a clea... Sign up

sweety, United States

Program versus Project Management

A program is a super set of all projects. If all projects share the same technology, manufacturing p... Sign up

Vaibhav Behere, India

Criteria for Program versus Projects

A program may be created if a group of projects 1A) has common beneficiaries AND 1B) are interdepe... Sign up

sweety, United States

Program versus Project Management

@Vaibhav Behere : in my experience, in hi tech industry, technology does matter. In production, diff... Sign up

Vaibhav Behere, India

Criteria for Program versus Project

@Sweety: I do agree that technology very much matters in a way that it addresses the stated objectiv... Sign up

Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Is Common Technology a Reason for a Program?

Firstly, if many projects are using the same major techology, that can be a clear example of "interd... Sign up

Luis, China

Program or Projects, Criteria to Be Defined

- Do these projects serve the same business purpose or objectives? - Are there any dependencies amo... Sign up

Dennis van der Spoel
Management Consultant, Netherlands

Best Practices of When to Have a Program Rather than a Project

A program: when you need an effective way to attain your bounding (primairy) objective through benef... Sign up

Ashok Kella
Manager, India

A Program is Like a Federal Governing System

Is every block of a program independent, and is producing its own individual output and scale enough... Sign up

George Lobb, Canada

Program versus Project(s)

- PROJECTS: There is a clear time-bounded extent inherent in a project... Projects are generally sho... Sign up

Aniket Deolikar
Consultant, India

Program Management | Detailed Article or Post Availability?

I am writing to this community to please share if they have any detailed article on Program Manageme... Sign up


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