Program Management

When we encounter a large project that is made up of multiple smaller projects that are correlated on each other, it becomes something more sizeable — a program. Programs can often become quite overwhelming and stressful for one person to manage, so chunking down the project management activities into smaller, more digestible chunks and monitoring them closely becomes very important.
Program Execution, Program Planning, Resource Planning and Allocation, Program leadership, and Program Governance are just a few of the functions, involved in carrying out a successful program.
While the role of the project manager is more tactical, the role of the program manager is often very strategic. Project management mainly focuses on the operational elements of the project such as completing deadlines, sticking to a budget, and finishing deliverables.
The program manager oversees, guides, and promotes coordination between project managers. They manage the interdependencies between projects within their program and handle escalated issues that are outside the scope of the project managers.
Program management is about the big picture. The program manager focuses on coordinating teams, implementing strategies, measuring ROI, managing resources, and supporting the overall project governance.