What We Need in Our Programme Manager

Programme management involves the coordinated organisation, direction and implementation of a dossier of projects and transformation activities to deliver outcomes and benefits relating to an organisation’s strategic objectives. But for years, Programme Management has been confused with Project Management, and the terms have been used both flippantly and interchangeably, which…

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Programme & Portfolio Management Maturity

For some firms, programme and portfolio management (PPM) involves a mad scramble to stay on top of daily demands, a shortage of resources and too little time. These symptoms do not describe an environment that breeds success, but they are all too common and reflect “Level One” (of five) in Gartner’s Programme and…

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Planning Fallacy and Cost-Benefit Implications

One of the most universal and robustly demonstrated cognitive biases is the planning fallacy, and its unsavoury consequences are tasted inside transformation initiatives throughout the world with project and programme managers and transformation leaders systematically under-estimating the amount of time or money they are going to need. Often these under-estimations assume nothing…

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Free Digital Access to 120 PM Books

Gower Publishing and CXO Transform have collaborated to offer all CXO Weekly readers not only 28 days of free access to every one of Gower’s 120+ PM books but also a 40% discount off one year’s subscription to GpmFirst. Visit www.gpmfirst.com to…

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Is Your Project Governance a Sad Bet?

Listen to how a simple yet powerful mnemonic, SADBET, can help others understand the framework for how projects should be governed. Even FIFA’s corporate governance could learn a thing or two from this little mnemonic!…

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Marriage Made in Vendor Management

Large initiatives involving multiple vendors are challenging and require world-class management to get multiple success factors right. Many of these initiatives go badly wrong, pouring million$ down the drain and generating unwelcome negative press about a company’s failed efforts. So are vendors more trouble than they are worth? On a positive note, with…

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Programme Manager Selection – Podcast

Listen to Rob Llewellyn talk about effective programme management, and clear up some of the confusion that exists around project managers and programme managers.

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GPM First for Project and Programme Experts

Gower Publishing has long been know as one of the leading publishers or project and programme management books, which accompany its vast range of business books. They recently launched a platform where people can learn, share and collaborate on all-things related to projects and programmes.

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How to Win Buy-in Using the Persuasion Cycle

Whether we are dealing with our own teams or key stakeholders, to be successful in our work we need be to skilled at getting through to people and cause them to do something different or think about something in a different way. Learn…

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Cranfield Secrets of Successful Programmes

It is astonishing that with so many published lessons learned and bodies of knowledge that most programmes continue to suffer a common set of symptoms that make them prime candidates for chaos and confusion. Programme management is not rocket science, and yet organisations in every industry and country place…

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