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Programme leadership

Delivering value in times of change

Economic drivers pressing organisations into major change initiatives have never been greater. Fierce competition, changing business models, new technology, deregulation, cost pressures and globalisation are creating the need for organisations to undertake more and more initiatives of unprecedented complexity and with unprecedented speed.

Despite the increasing level of investment being made by organisations in projects and programmes, a large number of initiatives fail to deliver the expected value, are not implemented, or substantially cost more and take longer than planned.

Our approach

Our programme leadership team take a holistic approach to the delivery of projects and programmes in complex organisations. We align projects with your overall strategic objectives, and transform your business strategy into a coordinated portfolio of initiatives. We enable the development and implementation of new processes and systems as well as build on the skills and abilities of your people.

Key areas within Programme Leadership include:

  • Strategy Translation: turning business strategy into programmes of work to deliver organisation objectives
  • Programme Management: ensuring the benefits set out in the programme of work are delivered
  • Project Management: ensuring that work packages are delivered to time, cost and quality
  • Programme Architecture: helping organisations build capabilities that support challenges of large scale complex change
  • Benefits Management: ensure the successful realization of strategic goals/business objectives by actively managing benefits

Our expertise & services

We take a holistic view of a client's enterprise, from strategy to implementation and delivery. Our programme leadership expertise and services can be offered separately or part of a wider project, including;

Why Deloitte?

Programme Leadership helps you unlock the full value of your improvement initiatives, especially when a range of complex projects are underway simultaneously. We combine our strategic and operational capabilities with our in-depth implementation experience to tailor our services to meet the specific needs of your project or programme.

Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM) 

EPM is the integrated approach to delivering business changes, creating a means for continuous delivery. It is the capability to lead and manage resources, knowledge and skills in the effective deployment of multiple projects designed to collectively deliver enhanced value.

Programme assurance and risk management 

Assurance provides greater confidence to senior management by increasing the level of control and reducing the risk of executing programmes. This increases the probability of successful delivery and achievability of intended benefits of change programmes. Programme Assurance provides management with an independent health-check of the programme.


The PMO is a dynamic force behind the programme and consists of six distinct but interconnected dimensions (programme design, outcome management, programme support, risk and issue management, planning and progress reporting, stakeholder management), which can be adapted according to the type of project/industry. It was developed as a reaction to the typical reasons that standard PMOs fail, focusing on alternative approaches to avoid these pitfalls. It requires experienced technical and industry specialists to resource it and it continuously evolves over the lifecycle of the programme. It is highly proactive, undertaking invasive assurance of projects.

Programme leadership software solutions 

PL software makes programmes operate more efficiently and supports PMOs with the adoption of software, procedures and standards. Furthermore PL software provides adequate management information. PL software solutions deals with the selection, implementation, review and optimization of various PL IT solutions. Results are in this case more important than technological tour de forces. Optimal compliance with the possibilities within your organization, processes and systems are therefore for us an important condition for success.

Benefits Management 

Although the projects and programmes may be successful, the business does not get to benefit from the deliverables it generated. Traditionally change has been delivered through organisations running projects and programmes. Increasingly the justification of these projects and programmes is being scrutinised and the delivery of value for the business is a necessity.  Our view on implementing Benefits Management focuses on organizational culture and leadership, management information and a structured approach. The Deloitte approach for Benefits Management is based on the pro-active identification, planning, measurement, management and realization of benefits.
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