Implementing Program Management, 3rd Edition

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Success in program management requires discipline, complete plans, well-run meetings, accurate record keeping, and adherence to global best practices. Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management, Third Edition (2013) and Other Best Practices provides the templates and guidelines for the plans, forms, agendas, registers, and procedures you will need.

Ginger Levin and Allen Green wrote Implementing Program Management Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management – Second Edition (2008) in 2010. Since then it has become the go-to reference for program practitioners, colleges, universities, and those studying for the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) credential from the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Based on PMI’s Standard for Program ManagementThird Edition (2013) and other best practices, the updated edition of this bestselling reference provides a program management methodology consisting of reports, forms, templates, and documents. It includes identifiable documents referenced in the latest Standard for Program Management as well as other helpful ones omitted from prior editions.

The book deals with the full program management life cycle—program definition, program benefits delivery, and program closure—to support the documentation requirements for your programs. The authors have updated the templates and forms in this book to complement what is included in the Third Edition and to include what they feel are best practices for managing programs.

All the templates included in the book can be accessed online via the Support Material section on and can be easily customized to meet the unique requirements of your organization.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Series Page
  4. Title Page
  5. Copyright Page
  6. Dedication
  7. Table of Contents
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. File Download
  11. Introduction
  12. Acronyms
  13. About the Authors
  14. 1 Introduction
    1. About Program Management
  15. 2 Getting Started
    1. Why So Many Plans?
    2. First Steps
  16. 3 Strategic Program Management/Alignment
    1. Program Benefits Statement
      1. Program Benefits Statement Instructions
    2. Initial Stakeholder Identification
      1. Initial Stakeholder Identification Instructions
    3. Program Business Case
      1. Program Business Case Instructions
    4. Program Mandate
      1. Program Mandate Instructions
    5. Program Roadmap
      1. Program Roadmap Instructions
      2. Program Roadmap Diagramming
  17. 4 Program Benefits Management
    1. Benefits Breakdown Structure
      1. Benefit Breakdown Structure Instructions
    2. Benefits Register
      1. Benefits Register Instructions
    3. Benefits Realization Plan
      1. Benefits Realization Plan Instructions
    4. Benefits Realization Report
      1. Benefits Realization Report Instructions
    5. Program Benefits Transition Plan
      1. Program Benefits Transition Plan Instructions
    6. Program Benefits Sustainment Plan
      1. Benefits Sustainment Plan Instructions
  18. 5 Program Stakeholder Engagement
    1. Stakeholder Register
      1. Stakeholder Register Instructions
    2. Stakeholder Inventory
      1. Stakeholder Inventory Instructions
    3. Program Stakeholder Engagement Plan
      1. Program Stakeholder Engagement Plan Instructions
    4. Component Stakeholder Engagement Guidelines
      1. Component Stakeholder Engagement Guidelines Instructions
    5. Program Stakeholder Inquiry Register
      1. Program Stakeholder Inquiry Register Instructions
    6. Stakeholder Impact and Issue Tracking Prioritization
    7. Program Communications Management Plan
      1. Program Communications Management Plan Instructions
    8. Communications Log/Stakeholder Engagement Log
      1. Communications Log/Stakeholder Engagement Log Instructions
    9. Communications Strategy
      1. Communications Strategy Instructions
  19. 6 Governance
    1. Program Governance Plan
      1. Program Governance Plan Instructions
    2. Change Management Plan
      1. Change Management Plan Instructions
    3. Change Request Form
      1. Change Request Form Instructions
    4. Change Request Log
      1. Change Request Log Instructions
    5. Phase-Gate Review Agenda
      1. Phase-Gate Review Agenda Instructions
    6. Program Review Agenda
      1. Program Review Agenda Instructions
    7. Issue Escalation Process
      1. Issue Escalation Process Instructions
    8. Component Initiation Request
      1. Component Initiation Request Instructions
    9. Component Transition Request
      1. Component Transition Request Instructions
    10. Program Closure Recommendation
      1. Program Closure Recommendation Instructions
    11. Audit Plan
      1. Audit Plan Instructions
    12. Audit Report
      1. Audit Report Instructions
    13. Quality Management Plan
      1. Quality Management Plan Instructions
    14. Knowledge Management Plan
      1. Knowledge Management Plan Instructions
    15. Governance Decision Register
      1. Governance Decision Register Instructions
  20. 7 Program Life Cycle  Management
    1. Section 7A: Initiating the Program
      1. Program Charter
        1. Program Charter Instructions
      2. Program Financial Framework
        1. Program Financial Framework Instructions
    2. Section 7B: Planning the Program
      1. Program Scope Management Plan
        1. Program Scope Management Plan Instructions
      2. Program Scope Statement
        1. Program Scope Statement Instructions
      3. Program WBS
      4. Program Resource Plan
        1. Program Resource Plan Instructions
      5. Staffing Management Plan
        1. Staffing Management Plan Instructions
      6. Program Requirements Document
        1. Program Requirements Document Instructions
      7. Risk Management Planning Meeting Agenda
        1. Risk Management Planning Meeting Agenda Instructions
      8. Program Risk Management Plan
        1. Program Risk Management Plan Instructions
      9. Program Risk Register
        1. Program Risk Register Instructions
        2. Probability/Impact Matrix
      10. Contingency Plan
        1. Contingency Plan Instructions
      11. Schedule Management Plan
        1. Schedule Management Plan Instructions
      12. Program Financial Plan
        1. Program Financial Plan Instructions
      13. Procurement Management Plan
        1. Procurement Management Plan Instructions
      14. Contracts Management Plan
        1. Contracts Management Plan Instructions
      15. Interface Management Plan
        1. Interface Management Plan Instructions
      16. Program Management Plan
        1. Program Management Plan Instructions
    3. Section 7C: Program Benefits Delivery: Executing the Program
      1. Team Charter
        1. Team Charter Instructions
      2. Lessons Learned Review Agenda
        1. Lessons Learned Review Agenda Instructions
      3. Lessons Learned Data Base
        1. Lessons Learned Data Base Instructions
      4. Decision Log
        1. Decision Log Instructions
      5. Program Issues Register
        1. Program Issues Register Instructions
      6. Component Charter
        1. Component Charter Instructions
      7. Quality Assurance
      8. Quality Assurance Audits
        1. Quality Assurance Audit Report Instructions
    4. Section 7D: Program Benefits Delivery: Monitoring and Controlling the Program
      1. Impact Analysis
        1. Impact Analysis Instructions
      2. Program Performance Report
        1. Program Performance Report Instructions
      3. Risk Audit Report
        1. Risk Audit Report Instructions
      4. Program Quality Checklist
        1. Program Quality Checklist Instructions
    5. Section 7E: Program Closure: Closing the Program
      1. Contract Closure Procedure
        1. Contract Closure Procedure Instructions
      2. Supplier Performance Review
        1. Supplier Performance Review Agenda Instructions
      3. Contract Closeout Report
        1. Contract Closeout Report Instructions
      4. Program Final Report
        1. Program Final Report Instructions
      5. Knowledge Transition
        1. Knowledge Transition Report Instructions
  21. References
  22. Index

Product information

  • Title: Implementing Program Management, 3rd Edition
  • Author(s): Ginger Levin, Allen R. Green
  • Release date: April 2016
  • Publisher(s): Auerbach Publications
  • ISBN: 9781000755763