Risk Management for Program Managers

by Bruce Harpham

Program management is a relatively young discipline within the project management profession. That means there are fewer tools and techniques to address the challenges of program risk. At the same time, the larger responsibilities of program managers mean greater disruption from risk events. Consider the following findings about the state of program management…

Making Programs Work: Straighten Up and Fly Right

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

There are some very real distinctions that are present between programs, projects and portfolios that are frequently misunderstood. Sometimes this misunderstanding is accidental, and occasionally it is by design. And some misconceptions have the unfortunate consequence of skewing the focus away from just what makes a program actually a program.

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