Connect the dots for the big picture
Truly independent projects within organisations are becoming increasingly rare. Modern organisations tend to translate interlinked strategic objectives into programmes of interdependent projects. Many establish Programme Management Offices to oversee and control projects of strategic importance. They fulfil a critical management role, but they do not satisfy your need for independent assurance of management effectiveness or strategic alignment.
We help you answer important questions for each phase of your programme:
- Initiation – Are all stakeholders identified and their expectations made clear? Do the objectives of the programme align with the business need? Are roles and accountabilities defined? Is governance appropriate for the duration of the programme?
- Definition – Is the portfolio of projects aligned with programme objectives? Are their interdependencies identified and prioritised? Are risks and benefits for the programme and individual projects defined?
- Execution – How are risks, issues, interdependencies, scope variations and progress managed? Are there adequate resources? Is stakeholder engagement effective? Are there appropriate skills, knowledge and collaboration to deliver project outputs and effective outcomes?
- Closure – Has the programme fully delivered on its scope? Are business changes implemented properly and operating smoothly? Are the desired benefits of the programme achieved? Can the programme be disestablished without risk or prejudice to the business and stakeholders?
Talk to the team about your programme management assurance.