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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 4th Edition by Jeanette Cabanis-Brewin, Paul C. Dinsmore

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CHAPTER 31

Program Management

GINGER LEVIN, PHD, PMP, PGMP, CERTIFIED OPM3 CONSULTANT

Increasingly, organizational leaders are using program management as a way to obtain greater benefits and opportunities and enhanced capabilities, rather than as a way to manage individual projects in a stand-alone way. Recognizing this trend, the Project Management Institute (PMI) issued a Program Management Standard in 2006, and followed it with the establishment of a Program Management Professional (PgMP®) credential in 2007. This standard is in its third edition as of 2013.

Similarly, the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) in the United Kingdom proposed a definition of a program in 2007, and described four types of programs: vision-led, emergent, compliance, ...

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