Development Cooperation Handbook/Designing and Managing Programmes/Program implementation or execution
Programs are implemented through projects. In a sense the "projects" can be considered the "activities" of a programme. The difference is that the activities of a project are defined while the project is being planned. Projects are developed later, once the programme structure is decided. In a sense, implementing programmes is the same as implementing a series of projects. This will be the topic we tackle in the next chapter: Designing Executing and Evaluating Projects. But programme management besides the management of projects requires also the management of project integration and Support. Programme operations includes :
- Managing and supporting project managers
- Integrating the different projects in the unitary programme framework (as set in the programme plan).
In other sections of this handbook
Designing and Managing Projects
How do we manage the human resources of programmes and projects?
The 9 Topic Areas Of Project Management Knowledge