Planning and Controlling Your Programme
In This Chapter
Moving step-by-step through the planning process
Slicing your programme into tranches
Working with planning documents
I can hear some of you thinking (yes, your thoughts are that loud): ‘Hey, I'm a project manager. I've been planning and controlling projects for years, and a programme is just a big project. Surely this chapter can't show me much I don't already know.’ Well, read on because I think you're going to find plenty of useful new stuff. And those of you who aren't familiar with project planning, don't worry; you don't need any prior knowledge to read this chapter.
In this chapter, I take a look at the difference between programme and project planning. I talk about how you develop the Programme Plan, how you control your programme against the Plan and how you split it into tranches(sections that can deliver a new capability to business as usual). I also discuss who deals with each of the documents associated with programme planning and control.