What is a Programme?


 
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What is a Programme?
Dennis van der Spoel
A program is more than a collection of projects towards a common goal:
1. First, a program consists of various and different activities, some of which are projects.
2. But there will also be other activities such as improvisations and unplanned processes concerning change, negotiations, conflict management, consulting and decision making that have an unpredictable outcome and therefor cannot be embedded in a project.
3. Most program managers will also manage routine processes temporarily, such as a program support office or a key department.
 

 
What is a Program Support Office?
Farah Mneimneh
What is meant with program support office mentioned in no 3?...Sign up
 

 
What is a Program Office?
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Hi Farah, a program office (PO) is the supporting organization of a program. Normally the program manager/director is the head of it.
The PO wou...Sign up
 

 
What is a Program Office?
David Dicanot, Analyst, France, Member
Hello, do you think your points 1, 2 and 3 do not come into a project? In this case, what could the main difference between a project and a programme?...Sign up
 

   
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