Program Management: Fundamentals of Project Management, 2nd Edition

  • 4h 31m
  • Michel Thiry
  • Taylor and Francis
  • 2015

Program management (PgM) is fast developing as the essential link between strategy and projects and as a vehicle for organizational change. It offers the means to manage groups of projects with a common business purpose in an integrated and effective way. The Second Edition of Michel Thiry’s Program Management builds on the bestselling title first published in 2010. The heavily revised text reflects the latest program management guides and international standards and includes: a new section on agile management in programs; the author’s own program management maturity measure; a new section on change management, which is now integral to many programs. Michel has also reviewed and revised the program lifecycle to align with the more unified view of program management that has emerged since the book was first published. The result is an essential guide to program management that incorporates a robust theoretical framework, complemented by examples and advice from one of the world’s leading practitioners.

About the Author

Michel Thiry is founder and managing partner of Valense Ltd, an international consultancy and Education Network and PMI Global Registered Education Provider (REP). He has over 35 years worldwide professional experience, has worked in many cultural environments, and is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project, program and value. He is a regular keynote speaker for major international events and has written and lectured widely in international forums, both at the academic and practice levels. In addition to his book Value Management Practice, published by the PMI, he has written a number of chapters in prominent PM books like the Gower Handbook of Project Management and the Wiley Guide to Managing Projects. Michel has an MSc in Organizational Behaviour with the School of Management and Organizational Behaviour at the University of London and is currently pursuing a PhD at Middlesex University. Michel is a Fellow of both the PMI and of the Association for Project Management. In 2008, he was awarded a Life Achievement Award by the Canadian Society of Value Analysis.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Executive Summary
  • Background and Definitions
  • Organizational Context
  • Program Context
  • Key Program Functions
  • Program Actors
  • Program Life Cycle Outline
  • Program Definition (Formulation)
  • Program Definition (Preparation)
  • Program Deployment (Capabilities Delivery and Transition)
  • Program Deployment (Capabilities Integration and Benefits Appraisal)
  • Program Closure
  • Conclusion
  • References