According to Project Management Institute (PMI), The Standard for Program Management, 2nd Ed., “A Program is a group of related projects managed in a coordinated manner to obtain benefits and control NOT available from managing them individually. Programs may include elements of related work outside of the scope of the discreet projects in the program…..Some projects within a program can deliver useful incremental benefits to the organization before the program itself has completed.”

Aria’s Program Management approach

In a Program Manager capacity, Aria has oversight of the purpose and status of the projects in a Program and can use this oversight to support project-level activity to ensure the Program goals are met by providing a decision-making capacity that cannot be achieved at project level or by providing the project manager with a Program perspective when required, or as a sounding board for ideas and approaches to solving project issues that have Program impacts.


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In a Program there is a need to identify and manage cross-project dependencies and often the PMO (Program or Project Management Office) may not have sufficient insight of the risk, issues, requirements, design or solution to be able to usefully manage these. The Program Manager may be well placed to provide this insight by actively seeking out such information from the Project Managers although in large and/or complex projects, a specific role may be required. However this insight arises, the Program Manager needs this in order to be comfortable that the overall program goals are achievable.

Aria’s Program Management emphasizes the coordinating and prioritizing of resources across projects, managing links between the projects and the overall costs and risks of the Program in terms of alignment to the outputs sought.

Program Management provides a layer above the management of projects and focuses on selecting the best group of projects, defining them in terms of their objectives and providing an environment where projects can be run successfully. Aria’s Program Management capability will not micromanage, but rather leave tactical project management to the project managers while focusing on the strategic outcomes defined for the Program.

According to Project Management Institute (PMI), The Standard for Program Management, 2nd Ed., “A Program is a group of related projects managed in a coordinated manner to obtain benefits and control NOT available from managing them individually. Programs may include elements of related work outside of the scope of the discreet projects in the program…..Some projects within a program can deliver useful incremental benefits to the organization before the program itself has completed.”

Aria’s Program Management approach

In a Program Manager capacity, Aria has oversight of the purpose and status of the projects in a Program and can use this oversight to support project-level activity to ensure the Program goals are met by providing a decision-making capacity that cannot be achieved at project level or by providing the project manager with a Program perspective when required, or as a sounding board for ideas and approaches to solving project issues that have Program impacts.

In a Program there is a need to identify and manage cross-project dependencies and often the PMO (Program or Project Management Office) may not have sufficient insight of the risk, issues, requirements, design or solution to be able to usefully manage these. The Program Manager may be well placed to provide this insight by actively seeking out such information from the Project Managers although in large and/or complex projects, a specific role may be required. However this insight arises, the Program Manager needs this in order to be comfortable that the overall program goals are achievable.

Aria’s Program Management emphasizes the coordinating and prioritizing of resources across projects, managing links between the projects and the overall costs and risks of the Program in terms of alignment to the outputs sought.

Program Management provides a layer above the management of projects and focuses on selecting the best group of projects, defining them in terms of their objectives and providing an environment where projects can be run successfully. Aria’s Program Management capability will not micromanage, but rather leave tactical project management to the project managers while focusing on the strategic outcomes defined for the Program.

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