The program impact must be greater than the sum of its projects

Program Management for Development Professionals Guide

A Program Manager has a vital role in the success of an organization. If we think about the purpose of a Program Manager, it is to link the strategic management team with the Project Managers through an intentional set of activities and objectives.

PM4NGOs’ Program Management for Development Professionals Guide (Program DPro Guide) was created to provide Program Managers with advice, tools, and guidance and assist them in more effectively fulfilling their role, whether that be at the local, regional, or international levels. Successful programs are delivered by groups of people, inside and outside an organization, working together toward achieving the same goal.

This Guide is not limited in who can benefit from it, and is our intention to have wide reach from a variety of individuals and organizations including development, humanitarian, or environment professionals working at the local, national, or international levels.

The objective of this Guide is to outline the responsibilities inherent in the role of the person or people responsible for managing programs and their project components. The advice and tools in the guide are not static and can be adapted and applied to suit a wide range of programs and organizational structures.

If you or your organization is willing to incorporate, distribute, or adapt the Program DPro or PMD Pro Guide, please observe the Creative Commons indicate in the guides and read the Terms, Conditions, and Reference for using our methodologies and content.

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