Disciplined Agile

Program Management

Program Management Hex

 

A program is a collection of related initiatives managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits not available from managing them individually. These initiatives could be long-standing product/service teams, projects, or subsidiary programs. The components of a program are related through their pursuit of complementary goals that each contribute to the delivery of benefits. In some ways “program coordination” is a more accurate term than “program management,” but “program management” is the commonly accepted term.

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Why Program Management?

There are several potential reasons why programs, large initiatives, exist. 

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DA Program Management Mindset

We extend the DA mindset with philosophies specific to program management.

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Roles and Responsibilities

There are several roles that are pertinent to program management.

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Team Structure of a Large Program

A program team is typically organized as a team of teams.

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External Workflow

Program management teams need to interact with a range of teams.

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Internal Workflow

A program management team is a collection of collaborating teams.

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Practices

Program teams need to be able to choose their own way of working (WoW).

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Scaling Program Management

Team size isn’t the only scaling factor that program teams are likely to face. 

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Program Management and DevOps

Program management of IT initiatives can and should be an integral part of your DevOps strategy.