Archive for April, 2009

Governance without Program Management

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

I remember somebody asking me, why is there such a big fuss about program management - why is it so important?

Here is my response: Lets say, I have diabetes and I would like to lead a structured and sustainable life - exercise every day, eat small portions and more often, take medications,  avoid bruises etc. The keywords ‘Sustainable’ and ‘Structured’ is what makes a set of tasks ‘Program’.

The program should have objectives, plans, timelines and should be measurable.  Example Programs would be SOX program, DR Program, Outsource Management Program, IT Service delivery program etc.

What makes these a program? They all require a methodology to ’sustain’ the tasks/processes involved.