Program Management, 2nd Edition

Book Description


Program management (PgM) is fast developing as the essential link between strategy and projects and as a vehicle for organizational change. It offers the means to manage groups of projects with a common business purpose in an integrated and effective way. The Second Edition of Michel Thiry’s Program Management builds on the bestselling title first published in 2010. The heavily revised text reflects the latest program management guides and international standards and includes: a new section on agile management in programs; the author’s own program management maturity measure; a new section on change management, which is now integral to many programs. Michel has also reviewed and revised the program lifecycle to align with the more unified view of program management that has emerged since the book was first published. The result is an essential guide to program management that incorporates a robust theoretical framework, complemented by examples and advice from one of the world’s leading practitioners.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. List of Figures
  7. List of Tables
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. Introduction
  11. Executive Summary
  12. PART I THE PROGRAM CONTEXT
    1. 1 Background and Definitions
      1. 1.1 The Emergence of Program Management
      2. 1.2 Visions of Program
      3. 1.3 The Issue of Uncertainty and Ambiguity
      4. 1.4 Comparison of Leading PgM Standards
      5. 1.5 From Program to Organization
    2. 2 Organizational Context
      1. 2.1 Projects, Programs and Portfolios
      2. 2.2 Project-Based Organizations
      3. 2.3 Program Offices
      4. 2.4 From Managing Programs to Program Maturity
    3. 3 Program Context
      1. 3.1 Program Culture
      2. 3.2 Program Maturity
      3. 3.3 Practical Advice to Support Maturity Increase and Culture Shift
      4. 3.4 From Program Maturity to Mastery
  13. PART II THE PROGRAM CONSTITUENTS
    1. 4 Key Program Functions
      1. 4.1 Program Functions in Standards and Guides
      2. 4.2 Decision Management
      3. 4.3 Program Governance
      4. 4.4 Stakeholder Engagement
      5. 4.5 Change Management
      6. 4.6 Benefits Management
      7. 4.7 From Program Mastery to Function Mastery
    2. 5 Program Actors
      1. 5.1 Roles and Responsibilities
      2. 5.2 Leadership and Competencies
      3. 5.3 From Program Understanding to Doing
  14. PART III THE PROGRAM LIFE CYCLE
    1. 6 Program Life Cycle Outline
      1. 6.1 Comparison of Program Life Cycles
      2. 6.2 An Agile Program Life Cycle
      3. 6.3 From Life Cycle to Management of the Cycle
    2. 7 Program Definition (Formulation)
      1. 7.1 Define Value Proposition
      2. 7.2 Program Formulation
    3. 8 Program Definition (Preparation)
      1. 8.1 Set-up Program Structure
      2. 8.2 Select Program Components for Cycle
      3. 8.3 Prepare Definitive Business Case (Benefits Realization Plan)
      4. 8.4 Authorize Next Cycle of Program Deployment
      5. 8.5 From the Decision to Its Implementation
    4. 9 Program Deployment (Capabilities Delivery and Transition)
      1. 9.1 Capabilities Delivery (Components Management)
      2. 9.2 Capabilities Transition
    5. 10 Program Deployment (Capabilities Integration and Benefits Appraisal)
      1. 10.1 Capabilities Integration
      2. 10.2 Benefits Appraisal
      3. 10.3 Transition to Next Cycle
    6. 11 Program Closure
      1. 11.1 Value Realization Assessment
      2. 11.2 Manage Program Completion
      3. 11.3 Lessons Learned Finalization
      4. 11.4 Closing the Loop and Preparing the Next Challenge
  15. Conclusion
  16. References
  17. Index

Product Information

  • Title: Program Management, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Michel Thiry
  • Release date: November 2016
  • Publisher(s): Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781351965538