Project and Programme Management
What's the difference between project management courses and programme management courses?
When it comes to project management and programme management, the words "project" and "programme" are often used interchangeably. But they are two distinct types of job roles.
A project is a unique and temporary organisation, designed to deliver a tangible output. It has a fixed, generally fairly short, timeframe, and an assigned project manager responsible for delivering the output on time and on budget. Strong project management abilities ensure projects are completed within budget, on time and within the project scope. They also improve internal communications, team alignment and morale and help balance priorities and keep quality consistent.
A programme is the coordinated management of a number of related projects and other activities. The purpose of a programme is to deliver a strategic outcome and organisational benefit. Programmes are generally long term. Because the specific deliverables may not be fully defined at the start, a programme will often have a broad, adaptable scope.
In short, projects focus on outputs, while programmes focus on benefits.
We have a broad range of project and programme management courses.
Advance yourself on our Project Management and Programme Management courses
Entry-level project management qualifications like PRINCE2®courses, AgilePM®, APM PFQ and CAPM are perfect if you're just starting your career in project management. While MSP®, PMP and MoP® will suit programme managers, and the more experienced project managers, looking to upskill with a programme management course.
If you're looking to make the move into programme management and already have your PRINCE2 certification, MSP is an excellent follow-on course. MSP and PRINCE2 can be used together to achieve successful project delivery within a programme, with MSP providing the strategic direction and PRINCE2 providing the methodology for individual projects.
The Praxis Framework™ is an excellent alternative, providing a comprehensive approach to project, programme and portfolio management, and integrating a range of elements from various different methodologies.
We also have several courses that focus on specific areas and competences within project management, such as PRINCE2 Agile®, Change Management™, M_o_R®, MoV®, Managing Benefits™ and Better Business Cases™.
Choose from our project and programme management courses
Learn the basics of how to successfully manage a project through a series of structural processes.
Successfully deliver large-scale, transformational change through a series of related projects and activities.
APM PFQ courses
An entry-level qualification that offers insight into the discipline of project management and teaches skills, such as communication, planning and resource management.
Praxis Framework training
A combination of four types of best practice guidance; knowledge, method, competency and capability, Praxis is the first free framework to integrate projects, programmes and portfolios in a single guide.