Governance for programs and Agile projects
Governance is currently associated with disaster prevention, risk mitigation and consequently, tighter controls. These systems stifle innovation and create an oppressing culture in organisations where everybody feels that they should protect themselves rather than contribute to value creation. Michel Thiry explains how governance should actually work.
Agile, programs and benefits management
A benefit is a positive outcome that stems out of the use of a product or capability; it is an outcome of the execution of the strategy. Michel Thiry examines how benefits management works for both programs and Agile projects.
The synergy between Agile and program management
Projects are traditionally used to manage change in an ordered way but the need for more responsive forms for managing change has given rise to disciplines like Agile management and program management, writes Michel Thiry, and the two have synergy.
Understanding the program management lifecycle
The objective of programs is to produce business level benefits by linking strategy to projects but little management rhetoric has made its way into program management literature and practice. Michel Thiry explains the program management lifecycle.
Strategy and the role of program management
Strategic thinking has been at the top of the leadership agenda for executives, but implementing a strategy to realise value is not as obvious as it seems and optimising the use of resources to achieve this is even less evident. Can program management fill this gap?