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Program and project management

Rosemann, Michael, Recker, Jan C., Safrudin, Norizan, & Marketsmueller, Ronald (2012) Program and project management. In Uhl, Axel & Gollenia, Lars Alexander (Eds.) A Handbook of Business Transformation Management Methodology. Ashgate, Surrey, England, pp. 217-244.

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    Abstract

    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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    ID Code: 54161
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: business transformation, BTM, program management, project management, SAP
    ISBN: 9781409449805
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Management (080609)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
    Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Please consult the authors.
    Deposited On: 15 Oct 2012 17:59
    Last Modified: 20 Feb 2013 19:43

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