Rosemann, Michael, Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792, Safrudin, Norizan and Marketsmueller, Ronald (2012). Program and project management. In: A Handbook of Business Transformation Management Methodology, pp. 217-244. Surrey, England: Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-4094-4981-2

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Program management serves as an overall vehicle for the transformation effort. It aims to support the implementation of the decided strategy in order to achieve the expected benefits in a business transformation initiative. A program is defined as a group of related projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available when managing them individually . A project on the other hand, is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. Projects tend to have definite start and finish points, with the aim of delivering a predetermined output, giving them relatively clear development paths from initiation to delivery. Programs, on the contrary, exist to create value by enriching the management of projects in isolation. Programs typically have a more strategic vision of the desired end goal, but no clearly defined path to get there. Therefore, program management is expected to deal with the uncertainty surrounding the achievement of the vision, whereas projects work best where the outputs can be well defined.

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CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Recker, Jan
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-86835
Title of Book: A Handbook of Business Transformation Management Methodology
Page Range: pp. 217-244
Number of Pages: 315
Date: October 2012
Publisher: Ashgate
Place of Publication: Surrey, England
ISBN: 978-1-4094-4981-2
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Information Systems > Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
business transformationEnglish
program managementEnglish
project managementEnglish
Refereed: Yes


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