Many tasks, activities, initiatives and projects are started in organizations which are completed with varying degrees of success. The aim of the Programme Management section is to introduce a discipline that gives consistency, to the initiating, managing and completion of projects. By introducing standards and methods of reporting, the Programme Management section will introduce consistency and specific performance in the management of projects and initiatives. Projects will have defined stages; they will have a beginning where the business benefits, budgetary requirements, resources and initial planning will be clearly defined; they will have a middle, where performance to the initial plan is monitored by an ongoing process and they will have an end, where the business objective is achieved according, as closely as possible to the initial plan within time and to budget.
If the scope of a project is to change, for whatever reason, then the standards introduced will ensure that the business benefits and budget are clearly defined and understood by the business. The standards introduced will help us interact in a more productive way with our stakeholders and company employees. They will help us use our company resources in a more productive way and they will help to deliver focused benefits to the business. Where possible the standards adopted will follow as closely as possible well defined international standards for project management, such as PRINCE II and PMP.
- Contribute to strategy, policy and procedure.
- Management of supplier/contractual relationships.
- Budgetary control of the programme of projects.
- Monitor of, and responding to, issues at the programme level.
- Overall management and co-ordination of the programme of projects.