PgM² Programme Management
The PgM² Programme Management Guidelines presents an effective standalone methodology which aims to enable Organisations to deliver solutions and benefits to their stakeholders through the effective management of strategic initiatives which have been initiated as programmes.
It provides a management approach which is compatible with Projectised, Matrix and Functional Organisations.
The purpose of the PgM² Programme Management Methodology is to enable Organisations to deliver solutions and benefits to their stakeholders through the effective management of strategic initiatives which have been initiated as programmes.
PgM² provides organisations with the management methodology required for the effective undertaking of programmes. It provides a management approach that is compatible with Matrix and Functional Organisations particularly when (but not limited to) their projects are managed with the PM² Methodology.
PgM² Programme Management enables the effective coordination of programmes and the achievement of outcomes.
PgM² is part of the Squared Methodologies Suite and therefore aligned with the suite’s philosophy of being an open, effective, and lean methodology that organisations can further tailor to their specific needs. PgM² incorporates elements from a wide range of globally accepted programme management best practices, as well as operational experience from within the European Union Institutions and other organisations and contributions from the open community.
The PgM² Methodology provides:
- a programme governance structure.
- a programme lifecycle.
- guidelines for programme management activities.
- programme artefact templates.
- guidelines for using the artefacts.
- a set of effective mindsets.
Programme governance is the framework within which programme management decisions are made. It defines all programme roles and their associated responsibilities.
The programme management Roles are essentially defined by the management responsibilities given to them, whereas responsibilities describe what each role needs to be concerned with, their domain of (management) work and level of authority.
Learn more about the PgM² Programme Management Methodology by downloading the Guide and reading the articles in the PgM² Library.
MASc, MBA, PMP, PM²
Nicos Kourounakis is a Management Consultant, Trainer and Author with over 20 years of experience in international projects, working both with large organizations as well as with smaller ventures and start-ups.
Over the past 10 years, he has been leading consulting projects at major EU Institutions such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Council, the European Central Bank, the European Investment Bank, and several EU Agencies.
Nicos is the Author of the PfM² Guide for Portfolio Management (December 2021) and the PgM² Guide for Programme Management (March 2022), the PM² Methodology of the European Commission (2018) and other publications.