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What is the difference between a project and a program?

How do projects differ from programs? Is a program just a number of projects grouped together?
asked 12 years ago by anonymous

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The short answer would be the first answer to this question: "A program is a group of projects".

However, the long answer has to examine the different from several angles:

- Vision: the project is restricted in its vision to the requirements, the program has the whole business strategy of the company in its vision.
- Length: the project is limited in length, the program, on the other hand, is either unlimited or has a much longer length than a normal project.
- Management: Management of a project is done by a Project Manager, management of a program is done by a program manager.

There are also other differences concerning resources and risks.
answered 12 years ago by humblepm (17,390 points)
Program is a group of projects.
answered 12 years ago by anonymous

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