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A Program Office Is Crucial for Business Transformation Program Success

Published: 09 June 2017

ID: G00332394

Analyst(s): Joanne Kopcho


Business transformation programs will benefit from a program office — separate from a PMO — that frees program and portfolio management leaders from overhead administration. Adding 2% to 2.5% to program costs is inexpensive insurance for improved success of business transformation programs.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • What a Program Office Is and Is Not
    • A PO Structure
    • The PO Centralizes Management of Key Functions
    • The PO's Typical Functions and Services
  • Bottom Line

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