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Program management is the practice of managing sustained programs of change. Programs differ from projects in that they are of sufficient length to be considered an ongoing initiative. Program management typically involves the planning and governance of multiple related projects. The following are examples of things that program managers do to deliver a program.
Identify program stakeholders
Define program objectives
Gather program requirements
Develop a program plan
Develop a communication plan
Develop business cases
Identify and allocate resources
Recruit resources
Procurement and sourcing
Negotiate contracts
Establish program governance
Lead change management or ensure that the program sponsor does so
Develop and implement program processes and policies
Plan program and project budgets
Plan program deliverables, milestones and schedule
Gain approval for program plan and budget
Build and lead a program team
Identifying risks and create a risk register
Develop and implement a risk management plan
Manage program scope
Manage stakeholder relationships
Report status, issues and program performance metrics to stakeholders
Manage program data and analytics
Maintain program performance metrics
Financial analysis of program
Manage program and project performance
Manage partner and supplier performance
Define project objectives
Develop project charters
Initiate projects
Monitor project timelines and budgets
Monitor project performance and risk
Clear program and project issues
Launch projects
Celebrate and promote program progress and wins
Evaluate program performance, results and benefits
Perform lessons learned
Manage change requests
Manage program and project scope
Improve program processes
Achieve program compliance
Develop and maintain program documentation
Coordinate cross-functional teams
Ensure that project deliverables are high quality
Monitor contract compliance
Support program team members
Manage project interdependencies
Conduct program reviews
Facilitate program workshops and meetings
Implement program standards
Support project managers in their roles
Lead the program decision-making process
Collaborate with other programs and projects
Work with business and align program to current business strategy
Lead program communications
Identify and manage program failures
Close projects and program
Measure, celebrate and promote program results and business benefits

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