Program management: Different from project management

Many enterprise IT organizations are tackling large, complex efforts that combine the delivery of software elements, new and changed business models, and overall changes to organizational structure and capabilities. Typically these efforts involve several parallel projects, and managers are finding that "traditional" project management approaches fall short for such undertakings. Consequently, many IT professionals are turning to the substantial body of experience, and the smaller body of documentation, that supports the discipline of program management. This discipline describes principles, strategies, and desirable results for managing large-scale efforts comprising parallel projects. This article considers five major aspects of program management: Governance:

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The Architecture Journal Reader

Wow! See what I got!! The Architecture Journal Reader from Microsoft. Thanks a Zillion to MS team. First, the Architecture Journal has been one of the best things MS is doing. I am a regular CONSUMER of the journal. It carries so much of good things that it keeps you on the toe always. Now coupled with the journal reader, it is going to touch the zenith of perfection. It presents the content of the journal in a very very comprehensive and readable format. MS is always pioneering the art of UX (User eXperience). I will request all of you

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Software Architecture!

It was at the end of two hectic days of organisation level review of our software development process (in line with CMMi). I had a good sleep through the night only to start the day with my most hated activity, catch the morning flight! I was carrying the book "Analyzing Requirements And Defining Microsoft .net Solution Architectures – Microsoft Press (ISBN:978-81-203-2322-3)" to kill the boredom of the cramped journey in the airplane. I tried to consume every word of the book to make the maximum use of the flying time. The breakfast was being served. I closed the book, kept

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