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Programme Management

The master plan gives rise to a large number of different yet interrelated projects which are combined in so-called programmes. However, programme management goes far beyond a parallel processing of these different projects. It is the task of programme management to structure the entire project, to outline the interdependencies of spatial, chronological, capacity-related and financial factors, and to define the overall objectives and general framework. A detailed focus on an individual project is much less important; what really matters in programme management is a careful fine-tuning of an accurate account of these interdependencies and all influencing factors.

Scope

  • Multiple project management
  • Project integration management
  • Project interoperability / interfaces management
  • Elaboration as a decision-making basis
  • Definition of project goals 
  • Performance management
  • Identification / management of critical paths / constraints 
  • Project-specific financial planning / cost management / business planning
  • Quality management
  • Communication management
  • Issue / risk management
  • Project schedule / time / milestone management
  • Resource management
  • Value / benefit management
  • Organisational change management
  • Stakeholder change management
  • Report management
  • Key metrics / executive dashboard reporting
  • Methods and tools
  • Training

Benefits

  • Project integration is based on a single common goal
  • Avoids stranded costs
  • Keeps everything under control and can minimise the impact on the overall programme in case of changes in individual projects
  • Improved communication
  • Identifies conflicts of interest
  • Helps to solve conflicts
  • Provides management with key support 
  • Decision-making and evaluations take the overall context into account