Category Archives for Program Management

Program Management: Understanding Effort and Influence

In this article we’re going to look at program managers and the effort and influence they exert as the program they are responsible for is executed. Once we understand this, we’ll compare program managers against leaders and against project managers, observing any differences. Take a look at the effort and influence diagram below for a […]

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Customer Journey Programmes in Financial Services

Today’s post is by Eleanor Bell, manager of Michael Page’s Consultancy, Strategy & Change team who explains how professionals with proven customer journey improvement skills are in high demand and as banks and insurers look to engage customers to increase revenue and market share while also reducing cost.   Across the financial services sector the […]

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Lean Startup and Program Management

I’ve just finished reading an excellent book by Eric Ries called The Lean Startup. You may be wondering already what running a startup has to do with program management? If you read on you will discover they actually have much in common… Ries defines a startup as follows: “A startup is a human institution designed […]

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Program Manager Job Description

A program manager is someone who establishes and then coordinates a group of projects in order to realise benefits which would not otherwise be achieved. I thought I’d put together a generic program manager job description template that can be tailored as necessary to fit the position you’re hiring for, and your organization. This job […]

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