Project Management is the discipline of carefully projecting of planning, organizing, motivating and checking means to reach specific objectives and to meet specific success criteria.
A Project Manager manages vertically (in depth).
Program Management is the process of managing several related projects, often to reach a strategic organizational goal.
A Program Manager manages horizontally across the concerned functional projects of the program.
A Program Manager ensures that efforts on projects remain viable from a business point of view, manages the interdependencies, realizes (strategic) benefits, maximizes the ROI and retains a form of control that is not available when managing individual projects.
Portfolio Management is managing a consciously chosen, cyclically changing set of activities, projects and programs to realize the strategic objectives and the accompanying benefits.
The objective of Portfolio Management is to establish the optimal balance between the interest of the activities and the use of scarce resources, taking into account the risks and opportunities offered by the environmental factors and the achievement of the strategic goals of the organization.
The Project Management Office (PMO) are the eyes and ears for both the Project & Program Managers, the Steering Committee, the principal, the Management Team and the Executive Board. All these stakeholders should be able to assume that they can take the right decisions based on the information received by the PMO.
The Mission of the PMO is to define a clear project management strategy, lead the respective strategic and operational projects in the right direction, create all constraints and resources for a successful project management environment, … In short, your PMO is the driving and steering force behind your projects.
Change management deals with the successful initiation, realisation, controlling and implementation of a lasting desired organizational change.
Human behavior is the hardest part: the existing and familiar way of working and thinking must be exchanged for something new, something unknown. For many people this is threatening and they therefore often stand changes in the way.
Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a structured approach to innovate an organization and make it more agile.
EA helps to capture the different business and IT domains, including mutual relations. It promotes clear communication with the involved stakeholders and between different departments. Finally,by executing impact and change-analyses, strategic insigh can be gained and IT risks and costs can be reduced.
When coaching the focus is on helping leaders achieve a positive and long-lasting behavioral change on specific development areas, so they can better understand themselves and their impact on the people around them.
Typical development objectives:
- delegate more effectively,
- listen to different views with an open mind,
- decisive action,
- introduce themselves with confidence,
- building effective role crossing relationships and alliances,
- deal with conflicts constructively
- dealing respectfully with others,
- raise personal efficiency,
- dealing effectively with impatience, anger and frustration,
- to-the-point communication and preventing death by PowerPoint,