What is Program Management?

In the SEO-centered world we live in, there are certain buzzwords we need to know to amp up our résumé and entice technical or executive recruiters. We’ve got our common buzzwords such as strategic planning, Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma Black Belts (which has nothing to do with Karate or Tae Kwon Do), Long Term Evolution, and now, Program Management (PM). But before claiming it as one of your core competencies, you need a crash course on PM 101. 

Program Management refers to the management of several interconnected but independent projects that have the same overall goal. It’s kind of an umbrella for several projects that aims for a particular objective. These projects have one goal, and that is usually to improve the organization’s performance and increase the bottom line.

It is often used as an alternative to, or is confused with, project management. The two are different in that Read more What is Program Management?