Gartner Research

Fix Program Governance by Proceeding Quietly and Doing Little

Published: 28 February 2013

ID: G00246926

Analyst(s): Michael Hanford


Poor governance is often noted as the reason why large programs fail. Approaching this issue with mandates, meetings and crises is typical and expected. For program managers, moving quietly and acting minimally, with speed, clarity and foresight, are unusual, but shouldn't be.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Consider Corporate Governance as an Ecosystem
  • Test the Program Vision Before Spending Significant Money or Time
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  • Look Ahead to Needed Decisions and Determine Who "Owns" Each One Ahead of Time
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  • Bottom Line

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