What Is the Difference Between Project Management and Program Management?

A Program encapsulates one or many Projects.

There are multiple differences between Project Management and Program management including:

  • Program Management is aligned with the strategic business objective of the organization, while Project Management is mainly concerned with aligning with the cultural side of the organization.
  • Program Management is somehow permanent, Project Management, on the other hand, is characterized by a fixed duration.
  • Program Management is proactive when it comes to engaging with stakeholders, Project Management has limited and/or pre-defined interaction with the stakeholders.

In short, Program Management is a bird eye’s view version of Project Management that is concerned with making sure that all the projects are well aligned with the strategic business objective of the organization.

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