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 Portfolio Management Maturity Model. The […]
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 so many failures, come considerable lessons […]
Listen to Rob Llewellyn talk about effective programme management, and clear up some of the confusion that exists around project managers and programme managers.
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. Visit www.gpmfirst.com and sign up for free access to a vast […]
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 responsibility in the hands of people […]
Stakeholder Management helps us ensure successful change. It helps managers assess and manage the environment around the planned programme and brings out the interests of the stakeholders and identifies potential conflicts to assign a level of risk or challenges to the programme’s success. It also helps identify existing relationships between stakeholders that can be leveraged […]