CHAPTER 2

What Makes a Successful Program Manager?

The program manager is a key driver of a successful program execution. A program manager executes a program by setting up program structure, leading project managers, and delivering program benefits. That is why it is very important to define a program manager role and understand what helps a program manager to succeed in it.

This chapter describes how the organizational structure defines a program manager role. The chapter introduces the program management continuum, a concept that defines four phases within the project-oriented and program-oriented organizational structures. It defines a program manager role in each phase of the program management continuum. The chapter illustrates how program ...

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