Category Archives for Program Management

How to Manage Project Dependencies and Interdependencies

I’ve previously written a post about Dependency Mapping. Whilst it’s not the most popular post in terms of the number of visitors it receives, it’s certainly the post about which I get the most emails. Although I explained how to map dependencies in that article, people usually ask for a more detailed example to help […]

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Dealing with Specialists

As a program manager I have to deal with many different specialists: marketers, lawyers, system architects, software developers, product managers etc. I come from a technical background so this really helps when dealing with software specialists as I find it easier to engage in discussion with them about technical ideas and issues. I guess you […]

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Lean Program Management: Put your Program on a Diet

Lean Manufacturing is a production practice that considers the use of resources for any purpose other than creating customer value to be wasteful. It was most famously used at Toyota. Often you will see it referenced by the term Kaizen, or simply by the term Lean. As well as manufacturing, Lean can be applied to product […]

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Program Manager Interview Questions

Recently I’ve been interviewing for two new roles within my team, Program Manager and Project Manager. On the day I was to interview the first candidate I was cycling to the office that morning trying to decide what questions would be appropriate for a mid-level Program Manager position. Once I got to the office I […]

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