Chapter 8

Implications for Program Management

Chapter 1 of this book points out that an organizational project portfolio may comprise both single projects and project programs. However, subsequent chapters address a strategy-oriented approach to project implementation with a focus on single projects. Thus, the previous chapters highlight, among others, a strategy-oriented scope definition of the desired project result and the associated feasibility studies, and the strategy-oriented scope control and scope change in the case of single projects.

This chapter is going to address these issues at a higher level, that is, at the level of project programs. Although there is considerable literature on program management, there is no agreement on how ...

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