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Encyclopedia > Program (management)

A program or programme (in management) has at least two senses: Management (from Old French ménagement the art of conducting, directing, from Latin manu agere to lead by the hand) characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organization, often a business, through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). ...

  1. A collection of projects that is directed toward a common goal. (e.g. The NASA space program)
  2. A broad framework of goals to be achieved, serving as a basis to define and plan specific projects. (e.g. the EU's Socrates programme)

In international English, "program" is often used with a technical meaning (like computer program), whereas the spelling "programme" is used in the sense of "collection of managed projects". However, "program" in the context of "program(me) management" is now becoming more commonly used than "programme" lately in the "project management" sector globally. A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service. ... NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Human spaceflight is space exploration with a human crew, and possibly passengers (in contrast to unmanned space missions, which are remotely-controlled or robotic space probes). ... Look up success in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Socrates programme is an educational initiative of the European Commission whose principal aim is to strengthen the European dimension of education at all levels. Some of its building blocks are The Erasmus programme The Leonardo programme The Lingua programme The Minerva programme The Grundtvig programme The Commission has proposed... International English is the concept of the English language as a global means of communication in numerous dialects, and the movement towards an international standard for the language. ...

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Program management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (177 words)
Program management is the process of managing a portfolio of multiple ongoing projects.
In an organization or Enterprise, Program Management also reflects the emphasis on coordinating and prioritizing resources across projects, departments, and entities to insure that resource contention is managed from a global focus.
Program(me) management provides a layer above project management focussing on selecting the best group of programmes, defining them in terms of their constituent projects and providing an infrastructure where projects can be run successfully but leaving project management to the project management community.
Program management: Different from project management (3438 words)
Program governance is the aspect of the discipline that creates both the structure and practices to guide the program and provide senior-level leadership, oversight, and control.
Their management activities include providing and interpreting policy, creating an environment that fosters sustainable momentum for the program (i.e., removing barriers both inside and outside the enterprise), and periodically reviewing program progress and interim results to ensure alignment with the overall strategic vision.
Managers use it to verify that the program is moving in the right direction to meet business goals, identify where unplanned changes may be occurring and assess their potential impact, and to model and/or test the impact of possible adjustments and corrections.
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