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A Program Office Is Crucial for Reducing Risks and Realizing Program Success

Published: 20 September 2013

ID: G00255789

Analyst(s): Michael Hanford


Programs are the action mechanisms for implementing major business strategies; in one year, they often spend more than a midsize business. Complex, large and expensive programs require services enabled by the program office so that managers and staff can stay focused on success and results.

Table Of Contents


  • What a Program Office Is and Is Not
  • A Program Office Structure
  • The Program Office and Work Stream Management and Coordination
  • The Program Office's Fit to the Program
  • The Program Office Manager Role
  • The Program Office's Major Staff Roles
  • The Program Office's Typical Functions and Services
  • Bottom Line

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