Characteristics and Attributes of a Program

In this post, we will review the attributes of a program in more detail. Recalling the definition, according to the PMI, “A program is a group of related projects, subprograms and program activities managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits not available from managing them individually.” The important point to highlight here is that [...]

Comparing Project Management, Program Management, and Portfolio Management

This post briefly reviews the distinction between “project management”, “program management”, and “portfolio management.” This is an essential concept that must be understood as part of PMI's Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification. Project Management is a discipline that comprises of methods, tools, processes and best practices that a project manager uses to deliver the project [...]

Understanding the Objectives of a PPM (Project and Portfolio Management) Initiative

Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) is a discipline that includes processes, technologies, methods, and tools to align programs and projects with an organization's strategy and to maximize the value and benefits related to projects and programs. This article reviews the objectives behind the implementation of a PPM initiative in an organization. PPM is about two [...]

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