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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Define and Decompose the Program

Program management, responsibility for very large, complex projects begins with overall scope definition. As with any project, the goals must align with business strategies and be based on requirements determined through user needs assessment. The success of large programs depends on very strong sponsorship to get the significant undertaking underway, to deal promptly with complex decisions, and to resolve internal conflicts.

Project management principles alone are not sufficient when work becomes too large and complex, so programs are first logically broken into smaller pieces. The program planning process begins with analysis of overall scope using the principles of scope definition. Where scope definition ...

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