Challenges in the Financial Services Industry are many. The complexity of the projects to address these has grown. Often several projects are necessary to capture all aspects of a solution to the challenge. If the related projects also need to be started and stopped at different times we speak of programs.
Program management is set apart from project management as it is based on different principles, strategies and results. In general a program aims to achieve business goals, as opposed to projects that generally aim to achieve defined results based on a business case.
A program is a necessity if you have one of the following issues:
- Projects fighting over shared resources;
- Priority setting between projects;
- Desire for a more integral project planning.
As an experienced program manager I help clients achieve necessary and desired changes to their business. Experience is key to set up effective structures that reflect the complexity of the challenge whilst making sure the projects deliver.