Summary of How to Manage Complex Programs
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Former Hewlett-Packard program planner Tom Kendrick, now a program director for project management and agile management at UC Berkeley, invites you onto his “complex program management” playing field. He breaks this process down into manageable parts, from “program initiation” to “program closure.” He calls upon his experience at HP to brighten your journey with examples, templates and lessons learned. Kendrick offers excellent preparation for mastering complex programs, though some lengthy chapters are a challenge. getAbstract recommends his manual to project managers looking to become program managers, to program managers seeking more input and to line managers interested in a career development challenge.
In this summary, you will learn
- How program management differs from project management,
- What methods can help you initiate, plan and run a complex program, and
- How effective program governance can help you achieve successful program delivery and closure.
About the Author
Tom Kendrick, a former program planner at Hewlett-Packard, is now program director for project management and agile management at UC Berkeley.
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2 years agoEven in PMI standard the key artifact and purpose of programs are benefits. A program is not just a large project.