Programs are undertaken to deliver benefits by developing new capabilities or enhancing existing capabilities. In order to accomplish this goal, program managers integrate and manage multiple program components (including subprograms, projects, and other work) to deliver these intended benefits. The program life cycle domain spans the duration of the program and contributes to and receives support from the other program domains as well as the program-supporting processes described in Section 8.

This section describes the program life cycle.

7.1 The Program Life Cycle

Programs, like projects, are defined, their benefits delivered, and closed. The details of those efforts are dependent on the type of program. The ...

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