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The Handbook of Program Management: How to Facilitate Project Success with Optimal Program Management, Second Edition, 2nd Edition by James T Brown

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A significant part of the program manager’s strategy is to develop the program’s culture. There are those in the program and project management world who believe that governance (all the organizational structures, processes, rules, etc.) is the pathway to success. They could not be more incorrect. If it were that simple, success would be a lot more prevalent than it actually is. Program success is about leadership. Governance without leadership is sterile. All these plans and templates are useless without thinking, and thinking is useless without judgment applied in the context of the organizational situation. Program process strategy is not about taking boilerplate plan, process, and structure templates ...

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