Are you a project manager who has recently been promoted to a program manager’s job? Are you an all-purpose manager who has been asked to run a program? Have you been promoted to a program manager’s role from some other program/project role?
If the answer to any of these questions is “YES”, then you should read this eBook. “Why”, you may ask.
Well, first of all, this eBook tells you what a program is and what the role of a program manager is. If you were a project manager before, it helps you unlearn the precepts of project management and learn the precepts of program management.
This eBook also tells you how to understand the big picture with respect to a program. To what strategic objective is the program tied? And how can the customer realize the benefits of the program.
Thirdly, you get to understand how to map out the stakeholders of the program, understand their interest and power structures and how to turn a hostile stakeholder into a friendly one.
You also get to know about program risks (as opposed to project risks) and mitigation techniques, change management in a program context, and also about commercials and tools and technologies.
This free eBook offers seven tips that covers the above aspects and helps program managers to do their jobs well.
Paramu Kurumathur is a principal consultant and the practice lead for PM Power’s Strategic IT suite of services and Program Management suite of services.
Before joining PM Power, he worked as the CIO of ActionAid International, an International NGO working in 45 countries, for more than eleven years. He was responsible for creating and implementing ActionAid International’s world-wide IT strategy and led many large IT programs for ActionAid.
Before that he founded and served as CEO of a software startup organisation, set up and served as the General Manager of Digital Equipment Corporation’s (Compaq / HP) India Development Centre and worked in various management and software development roles in Tata Burroughs Limited.
Having built an extensive knowledge base in IT services, software engineering, project and program management, general management he has worked with and managed professionals of diverse cultures and countries.
His professional interests include the art and science of program management, promoting excellence in IT services, CIO mentoring and coaching.
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