Educating major programme managers: Hopes, fears and speculations

Chapman, Paul (2009) Educating major programme managers: Hopes, fears and speculations. In: Educating Programme Managers for the 21st Century Conference, 22- 23 June 2009, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford.

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Abstract

Accredited education programmes for major programme managers aim to fulfil a need to equip people aspiring to the role of “Chief Programme Officer”, CPO, a position with equivalence to that of the CEO of a large corporate division with associated responsibilities for delivering the major programme and realising the intended benefits. The context of major programme management is positioned as one with unique challenges, including the need for a major programme to be considered like a large-scale organisation yet having the requirement to adapt its governance structures over time. The learning and development journey that supports people to successful command this position is described along with concerns over the robustness with which this journey is understood.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Major Programme Management; Futures; Deelopment
Subject(s): Project management
Operations management
Centre: BT Centre for Major Programme Management
Faculty of Operations Management
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2012 18:46
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/2196

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