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Ensure That Your Approach Really Drives Program Success by Selecting One of Gartner's Five Program Types

Published: 22 April 2014

ID: G00263424

Analyst(s): Michael Hanford

Summary

For programs, one size does not fit all. Programs come in kinds, each with its own characteristics, required approach, contextual risks and governance model. Using one of Gartner's five program types as a planning baseline reduces risks, provides effective oversight and improves success chances.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Compare Proposed Programs Against Gartner's Five Program Types to Find the Best Fit
  • Educate Sponsors, Stakeholders and CIOs About the Five Program Types, and Facilitate a Selection of Just One
    • Bottom-Up Programs
    • Policy-Driven Programs
    • Change-Oriented Programs
    • Outcome-Driven Programs
    • Transformational Programs
  • Create an Early Step in Your Program Startup and Formation Process to Apply the Selected Program Type to Governance, Support, Planning and Controls

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