Development Cooperation Handbook/Designing and Managing Programmes/Program implementation or execution
Programmes 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 :
- Human Resources management
- Programme Partnership Management
- Managing and supporting project managers
- Integrating the different projects in the unitary programme framework (as set in the programme plan).
Guideline: How to manage programmes for a learning organization that is projectized and employee empowering.
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