PROJECTS from JOBS to PROGRAMMES
Programme Office Specialists
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SET UP YOUR PROGRAMME OFFICE.
The prerequisites to setting up your Programme Office would obviously be an identified and approved business need, an authorised budget, available (or obtainable) resources and a defined 'scope of responsibility' for that Programme Office.
What is sometimes dealt with as an afterthought is the provision of a working environment for the Programme Office itself.
The working environment in this sense does not just mean office space for the team (an important consideration) it also means the setting up of a Programmes Directory.
Establishing a Programmes Directory is usually a very time consuming process. Some organisations have bypassed this step only to realise later that the "Who owns this?", "Where do I find that?" types of question are very difficult to answer and the administration burden placed on those designated as the Programme Office team soon become excessive.
Use Abbermist Programme Office Package to greatly reduce your start up time as it creates a complete and operational Programme Office folder at a location you specify and simultaneously enables the automated interactions between the controlling products such as the Team Register, Document Library, Risk Register, Issue Register, Change Register, Assumptions Register, Correspondence Register etc. and also provides the environment and tools to manage and maintain Programme and Project Plans.
In addition, this package provides you with the details of how to tailor your Programme Directory, of which the Programme Office is a part, to suit your own unique requirements.
This would be the most important step in setting up your Programme Office and establishing a centre of excellence for your organisation.