When a project manager wants to grow up beyond projects, programs is the next logical step. Many initiatives in organizations are really programs, a series of enhancements to a product or a change initiative or a gradual building of a capability. Yet the yearly planning process often forces these into smaller projects, broken pieces of a larger program.
If you would like to experience a story of how a project manager grows up into the shoes of a program manager, here is my newly released book: From Projects to Programs – A Project Manager’s Journey.
I wrote this book in the form of a fast paced novel, in the form of a story. Because stories are a great learning tool, and I was inspired by some great story tellers, – The Story of Telling and Seth Godin.
My goal was to distill the essence of program management into a good story. Did I succeed? You tell me.