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5 Key Benefits Of Using A Programme Management Approach

Paul Naybour Paul Naybour

Published: 14th February 2015

Hi Paul, further to my previous post I’ll post my other answers one by one here – feedback gratefully received.  (These were written before looking at Francine’s answers).  Thanks, Sarah

Programme Management allows a greater degree of risk control and communication between different projects.  This means that risks can be managed more effectively their impact on the programme and it’s constituent projects minimised.

A Programme Management approach enables working towards a ‘vision’ by managing several interdependent projects working towards the same overall goal.  This allows for a more global top-down approach, meaning the Programme Manager has a view of the broader picture and can therefore manage the projects within the programme to ensure the required end result is achieved.

Programme Management enables the effective use of resources across different projects within the programme, making sure different projects have the resources they need at any one time.

Programme Management imposes the same processes on all projects within the programme.  This means that there is a consistency of approach across the whole programme  leading to a greater chance of success for the programme and also also helps to minimise risk.

Programmes can develop over their lifetime as a response to a changing environment or business need.  Their objectives can evolve to better suit the business in a way which a project, with it’s clearly defined scope from the outset, cannot.  The end result of a programme will therefore be better suited to the overall business need as it changes to reflect this.

  1. Paul says:

    Sarah this needs more examples and explanations.

    Programme Management enables the effective use of resources across different projects within the programme, making sure different projects have the resources they need at any one time. This is important because the programme is able to maximise the benefit from a limited resource pool. For example phasing the different projects in the programme so that demands for a critical resource don’t conflict.

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