Gartner Research

The Program Life Cycle

Published: 08 November 2007

ID: G00152836

Analyst(s): Michael Hanford


Program work needs to be organized and staged. Program complexity and organizational culture drive approaches to work and change. Here, we provide a foundational program life cycle that organizes work into the stages of transition to startup, startup, execution, and transition and close-down.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Organizational Strategy
  • Transition to Startup
  • Life Cycle Stage-to-Stage Transition and Management
  • Program Startup
  • Program Execution
  • Program Transition and Close-Down

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