Tag Archives: programs and projects

Portfolio Governance: Ensuring Alignment to Strategy with Definitions

Out with the old and in with the new! In a continuation of a portfolio governance series, Jen Skrabak, writing for Voices on Project Management, elaborates on basic governance functions per PMI’s new Governance of Portfolios, Programs, and Projects: A Practice Guide. There are four fundamental elements to governance: Oversight Control Integration Decision-making Oversight, in reference to governance, refers to providing guidance in the creation of portfolios. Control is the monitoring and measuring of the …

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Using the Program Blueprint for Program Management

Is there a hidden tool that will help you to add value to your program? In a post for the PM Perspectives Blog, Elizabeth Harrin discusses what she believes to be an essential element to programs: the blueprint. A Program Compass To begin with, what precisely is a blueprint? A blueprint helps to define the vision statement of the program, as well as the capabilities it will deliver. Basically, it defines what the program will …

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