While there is a strong link between programs and projects it is important to understand the differences in order to correctly define program management and project management. Program management is strategic in nature, often deals with 'the unknown', highly cross-functional and integrates individual elements of related projects in order to achieve business value. A program may need to structure a series of projects. These projects may then be managed by project managers and the program managed by a program manager. Program and project management techniques are then utilized in association. Some of the differences between Programs & Projects include:
AaronRichards works alongside your organization to develop and implement program management methods and practices in line with accepted global standards such as the PMI Standard for Program Management or the Office of Government Commerce’s (OGC’s) “Managing Successful Programmes”.
AaronRichards provides highly experienced program managers and project managers with the leadership capabilities to successfully guide, manage, and support high-visibility initiatives.
Whether you require resources long term or short term, our program and project managers have the flexibility and talent to accommodate your resource needs. We specialize in:
AaronRichards consultants work with you to analyze, optimize, and implement program and project management systems that consider the specific culture of your firm, market segments, and client types you focus on while integrating the best practices we see at the very top firms in the industry. Program and project management systems are strong only if everyone understands them, knows who does what and when, and commits to complying with appropriate procedures. To this end, firm-wide training on the new systems are essential. Our implementation phase includes team education covering all aspects of successful program and project management within the context of your new “way” of delivering these programs and projects. Services typically included as part of implementing new program and project management systems are as follows:
Our approach to program and project management enables our clients to:
We can incorporate your current program or project management best practices into our methodology, ensuring a better cultural fit, increased buy-in, and decreased organizational resistance. We also have the flexibility to develop and apply our program management methodology from numerous perspectives: process, knowledge area, or program and project manager competency - whichever approach best suits your needs.