Program Management

Effective program management aligns tasks to work cohesively together and point in the same direction.

In the absence of effective program management, a project can be inefficient and not have all tasks pointing in the same direction.

The Cost of Project Failure

The cost of failure increases exponentially with project size and complexity. According to Project Management Works’ article titled “Project Failure Statistics: The Shocking Truth,” 90% of large projects are challenged or fail.

Program Management Success: The Cost of Project Failure

Project Definitions

Success = delivered on time and budget with required features and functions.

Challenged = late, over budget, and/or delivered with fewer than the required features and functions.

Failure = canceled before completion, or delivered and never used.

Program Management Statistics

Most projects receive a below-average or failing grade.

69% of features are delivered.

74% experience time overruns.

59% experience cost overruns.

Operating Principles To Avoid Common Pitfalls

Program Management Pitfalls

Common Pitfalls Operating Principles
Project Plan Activities Critical Path Management
Reinventing the Wheel Tools and Templates
Changing, Unclear Decisions Decision Framework
Wasted Time Communication and Cadence
Neglected Stakeholders Effective Change Management

Clear iQ’s Approach

Clear iQ uses guiding principles developed over decades of experience to deliver results. We

  1. Coach all team members on project management operating principles and culture.
  2. Instill a methodology and common language.
  3. Select the right program management office (PMO) based on company size, scale, and the journey ahead.
  4. Align executives and stakeholders with project goals, status, and results.
  5. Formalize the risk, issues, and decisions management process.
  6. Transition clients to the point of self-sufficiency.

Contact Us to discuss your program management strategy.

Clear iQ had the creative vision and strategic mindset at a level that I haven’t seen before.
They don’t fall into the typical consultant mode where they’d present, hand-off, and run away, leaving the client team with people who might not know how to deploy.
We couldn’t have selected a better vendor, lifelong business partner, mentor, and coach.
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