The Essentials of Managing Programmes is an indispensable, applied guide to success in realising the benefits associated with delivering business strategy and change.

John Bartlett opens with the purpose and application of programme management in the context of the business or organization. He explains how to organise for programmes, including the roles of the key players involved; how to design and establish a programme office. Three chapters cover the core elements of risk, benefits and governance.

To help you think strategically, the author builds on soft systems thinking (Peter Checkland 1981) to visualise and communicate the dynamic nature of change and encourage employee involvement.

Pick up and use this concise, intensely practical guide to develop a shared understanding, shared language and shared purpose in all your programmes; across project managers, sponsors, programme board members and all those involved in or affected by organizational transformation.

chapter 1|8 pages


chapter 2|8 pages

Applicability to business

chapter 4|14 pages

Organising a programme

chapter 5|13 pages

Supporting the programme

chapter 6|13 pages

Managing risk

chapter 7|11 pages

Benefits management

chapter 9|9 pages

Programme governance

chapter 10|5 pages

Communication management

chapter 11|2 pages