Category Archives for Program Management

The Program Lifecycle

In the same way we use project milestones to manage projects, we use program milestones to manage programs. Different organizations will have different program governance in place and therefore use different program milestones for their programs, but the milestones I want to look at today are those defined by the PMI, which map relatively easily […]

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Benefits Management, Part 4: Outcomes, Projects, Enablers, and the Benefits Dependency Network

In the part 3 of this series, Identifying Benefits, we looked at creating Objectives and from these, creating Benefits. You may remember that in order for a Benefit to be realised there needs to be some form of deliverable, that we refer to as an outcome. Outcomes are delivered by projects and programs. You can think of an outcome […]

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Benefits Management, Part 3: Identifying Benefits

As described previously, the first step in the Benefits Management Process is to identify the benefits we want to achieve. Benefits don’t exist in isolation, and so we start this process by determining the objectives. You can think of objectives as the desired end state. It’s likely the organisation’s objectives will have already been set by […]

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Benefits Management, Part 2: The Benefits Management Process

In the previous post on Benefits Management we looked at defining exactly what benefits are. Now that we understand this it’s time to look at the Benefits Management Process: Before we enter the Benefits Management Process loop we should have first determined the Benefits Management Strategy. This will define our approach to managing benefits and define such […]

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