Aligning the myriad of activities to the singular objective of achieving organizational goals…
Optimizing organizational performance requires integrated coordination of all operational and support processes and projects… seamlessly interacting and supporting each other while singularly focused on achieving mission goals.
Program management represents the overarching coordination of resources – people, capital, materials, and data – between the organization’s various business functions, their processes and projects. When effective, the organization’s limited resources optimally serve to achieve its stated business goals.
to operate, organizations necessarily possess a myriad of functions: operations/production, maintenance, marketing, sales, human resources, finance, legal, information technology, and so on. Each of these functions manage numerous operational processes and one-time projects to accomplish their individual taskings. Collectively, these functions provide the value-adding products and services that the market consumes.
Left to their own devices, functional area managers will seek to optimize the performance of their respective areas. Such optimization, however, can be detrimental to the performance of other functional areas. Consequently, overall organizational performance suffers, costs rise and shareholder value declines.
Effective program management provides an objective, holistic approach to optimizing organizational performance by considering the needs of individual processes and projects and coordinating all of them in aggregate. By doing so, program managers balance the needs of individual functions, their processes and projects, with the competing needs of others to determine a resource sharing and activity coordination mix that optimizes the organization’s overall value generation.
StrategyDriven and members of our Service Providers Network stand ready to support business leaders with their program management activities – assessments, functional area resource balancing and flow and activity coordination, and day-to-day program management – to whatever degree they desire. From online advice and benchmarks to direct consultation and the provision of services, we are business leaders’ most trusted partner.
Focus of the Program Management Forum
The StrategyDriven Program Management Forum focuses on the practices enabling optimal balancing and flow of resources and coordination of activities between an organization’s many functional processes and projects.
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