What's your organisation's goal completion rate? How much of your strategies have materialised over the last couple of years?
At some point in the last few months, many organisations have revisited their strategy documents looking at what they have envisioned to achieve and what is possible given current events and trends. As 2023 kicked in, we can confidently say it kicked things into high gear.
For most, this is where the gap between strategy and execution became glaringly obvious. And where managing successful programmes and management of portfolios training and even a P3O certification proves useful.
Driving transformation strategies with programme management
Strategic planning is defined as the ongoing organisational process of using available knowledge to discuss, decide on and document the business's intended direction. The process often informs priority projects and programs within a period and is used to align stakeholders (leaders, staff and partners).
But before you can enjoy the benefits of a business strategy, you need proper planning and implementation to ensure that your strategy remains relevant, agile and executable – you need resources and people to manage programs.
Strategies are not one-time deliverables; they continuously evolve. And having programme management knowledge and expertise within your leadership team allows you to ride the waves of change.
Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen notes that:
“Most people think of strategy as an event, but that’s not the way the world works. When we run into unanticipated opportunities and threats, we have to respond."
2020 research from Bridges Business Consultancy found that 48 per cent of all organisations fail to meet at least half of their strategic targets. It also found some interesting trends since the survey first launched in 2004.
Discipline, review, communications and measurement are focus areas.
Digital transformation is now part of almost every organisation's strategy.
For the time since 2004, implementation is perceived as more important than strategy.
Understanding programme management supports organisations with funding, prioritising, optimising resources and managing interdependencies and conflicts.
Equipping yourself with the right skills as a programme manager validates your experience as a strategy execution leader with knowledge of current group capabilities.
PeopleCert Programme Management Foundation Courses
If you are considering a Foundation Certification Course in MoP™, MSP®, or P3O®, we share recommendations based on available training from Lumify Work and PeopleCert. Take advantage of the Foundation and Practitioner Combined Course discount that can secure your upskilling through to advanced level.
Management of Portfolios (MoP) Foundation
Management of Portfolios (MoP) approaches the management of change projects and programmes from a strategic viewpoint. It provides an overview of all change activities, including the inclusions of the portfolio, the costing, organisational and implementation risks, progress tracking, and most importantly, its impact on business as usual and organisational strategic objectives.
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) represents proven best practices and a body of knowledge from many years of real-life experiences. It provides a set of principles, governance themes and a transformational flow process that supports those who direct, manage, maintain and deliver programmes.
Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) Foundation
What is the P3O certification all about? It stands for Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices and the first edition of the guidance was released in 2008. P3O training courses are necessary for working within any programme or project support office environment. A P3O model supports programmes and projects of all types that aim to bring about change within an organisation.
Access programme management training with Lumify
PeopleCert is one of the leading players in the global certification industry, partnering with multi-national organisations and government bodies to develop and manage globally recognised certification schemes. PeopleCert has delivered millions of exams in over 150 countries.
Lumify Work New Zealand (previously known as Auldhouse) is an Accredited Training Organisation for PeopleCert courses and certifications, including PRINCE2®, ITIL®, MSP, AgileSHIFT®, MoP, and P3O.
Most of our Programme Management Instructors have Expert Level Certifications, real-world involvement and consultancy experience. We help you prepare for your Programme Management exams and implement the methodology successfully within your organisation.
Lumify Work is a leading provider of corporate IT training. Visit one of our ten fully equipped training campuses with 90 classrooms in key business centres around Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. Full HD video and audio create a virtual classroom experience and access to our pool of expert trainers.
Lumify New Zealand has campuses in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.
Additionally, through the Lumify Anywhere platform, students can complete their training from the comfort of their own homes, from one of our campuses – or wherever suits them best.
Learn more about PeopleCert Programme Management training when you contact our team.