Program Management

A concentrated workshop or training event conveying a holistic view of program management.

A program is a group of related projects, subprograms and activities that are managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits not available by managing them individually.
This initiative focuses on how to perform program management in a lean and flexible way.


To understand when it is beneficial to use programs and how to set up and manage them.

The purpose is to:

  • Understand the implications on governing, directing and managing projects when using the program format
  • Understand the different program types to be able to choose a type.
  • Be able to perform the key activities of program management.


Two versions are available, Workshop version (2 days) and Training version including exercises (3.5 Days). Both workshop and training are a mix of theory and dialogue, bringing the participants’ own experiences and thoughts into play. The training version, in addition, includes exercises where the participants get to practice program management activities.

Target group

Program managers, program sponsors, management team members, program board/steering group members, business managers/change managers, integration managers. Leaders who lead leaders in a program/project environment. Exclusion: This is not a training on how to manage a single project.


The training material is in English, but the training is provided in Swedish, English or Dutch, depending on your preferences. If you have other language demands, please discuss this with us.


The workshop version is two full days, in total 18 hours. The training version is three-and-a-half days, in total 32 hours. In both versions a few hours of preparation are required before the first training day. The maximum number of participants per event is 15.


  • Programs, projects and sub-projects: definitions
  • Program types and characteristics
  • Value driven approach
  • Framework for program management
  • Set‐up, organizing the program, divergent phase, rules of thinking together
  • Plan, synchronize using tranches, milestones and rolling wave planning
  • Execute in iterations, convergent phase, acting together, using the plan, progress indicators and managing deviations and changes.
  • Execute, visualizing using pulse/stand‐up meetings to get transparency
  • Execute, managing stakeholders and management
  • Delivery to customers and users
  • Close, handover of responsibility to receivers in the organization
  • Close, transition and benefits
  • Close, describing lessons learned and using

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