Managing Programs

Program management is the process of managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving any organisation's performance. The discipline of program management requires a refined set of business and leadership skills that are vastly different from that of a project manager. However being an effective program manager still requires a firm foothold in project management as the discipline of program management is the next logical step in the career progression.

This program management course focuses on core disciplines required to deliver strategic objectives. It includes an integrated case study that will provide you with the opportunity to walk through the entire life cycle of a programme while facing the types of realistic challenges that are encountered in any programme. The course will provide the tools and techniques for programme governance, programme planning, effectively managing stakeholders and ensuring that your program realises its benefits and defined objectives.

  • Use effective program management tools and techniques.
  • Identify and implement best practice program management governance.
  • Relate program delivery to business / strategic objectives.
  • Initiate a large-scale program to implement organisational strategy.
  • Manage, plan, execute and control a successful program consisting of multiple, related projects.
  • Ensure the realisation of project and program benefits.
  • Effectively manage stakeholder relationships.
  • Report and control of programs in an effective manner that utilise best practice reporting tools.

Specialist in Project Management, Program Management, Portfolio Management, Agile Project Management, Project and Program Risk Management, Contract Management and Project and Program Leadership. Holds a Master of Science degree in Project Management and holds multiple project and program management accreditations (PMP©, PMI-ACP©, PMI-RMP©, PMI-SP© and PgMP©) from the Project Management Institute (PMI©). He has over 23 years of professional experience. During that time, he has led some significant global IT and Infrastructure projects and programs for various industries. Coupled with his industrial experience, he spends time training and coaching in USA, Middle-East, Africa, Asia and Europe on the topic of project and program management.

Few of the companies he has worked with over the years: Red Bull, AdidaS, Philips, GlaxoSmithKline, Sony, Heineken, BBC, Seat, Samsung, Fox Sreachlight Studios, SHell, Unilever, Sainsbury's, Cannes Lions.