PROJECTS from JOBS to PROGRAMMES
Programme Office Specialists
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1. What is a Programme?
2. What is a Programme Office?
3. What is the PO Role?
4. What is the PO Function?
5. What is the PO Organisation?
6. What are typical Problems?
7. SET UP A PROGRAMME OFFICE FROM SCRATCH.
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What does a Programme Office do for you?
The term 'Programme Office (PO) can be interpreted as Programme Management Office, Programme Support Office, Project Office etc.
Your PO establishes and implements a common set of process and templates. These reusable components save you time by allowing quick project start-up and progression, all with less effort than is customary.
It is the centre of excellence for your organisation providing project management training and support in all realms of Programme Management such as Programme and Project Planning, Risk Management , Issue Management, Change Control, Cost Control and document/file Version Control.
It provides you with an ‘early warning’ system that can indicate where future problems may arise and reduce any repetition of problems previously experienced.
It develops and maintains the methodologies used by your organisation and adopts recommendations from previous ‘lessons learned’.
It enables communication by having common processes, deliverables, and terminology.
It sets up and supports a common Document Library so that prior project management deliverables can be candidates for reuse by similar projects.
It is responsible for Project Manager/Management training (PM). This helps to build core PM competencies within your organisation and reduces or removes the expense of training costs paid to external consultants.
It supports your project managers in the day to day running of their projects and assists in the application of approved techniques to help keep projects on time and within budget.
It provides reports that are cyclically repeatable to all levels of management.
It tracks organisation-wide metrics on the state of project and programme delivery.
The larger or more complex the programme, or when there are many programmes to be supported, the greater are the benefits a Programme Office can bring to your organisation.