Program Planning and Management (Business and Nonprofit)

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    Program Planning and Management (Business and Nonprofit)

    Sections of This Topic Include

    What’s a Program?
    Feasibility Study for New Program
    Basic Guidelines for For-Profit (Business) Program
    Planning and Management

    Basic Guidelines for Nonprofit Program
    Design and Marketing

    Program Evaluation (for-profit or nonprofit)

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    What’s a Program?

    Varying Uses of the Term “Program”

    A program is 1) an ongoing process, such as
    a quality control program, or 2) an activity to manage a series
    of multiple projects together. (In some countries, the term “program”
    refers to a software tool and the term “programme” can
    mean a TV or radio show.) This is in contrast to the term project,
    which is a one-time effort that produces a specific result, for
    example, a building or a major new computer system (see Project
    Management
    ). Nonprofits usually refer to programs as ongoing,
    major services to clients, for example, a Transportation Program,
    Housing Program, etc.

    Feasibility Study for New Program

    If you plan to start a new, major program in your organization,
    you should consider many of the same questions for starting a
    new business venture. The following feasibility study will guide
    you through these critical questions.
    Preparation
    for Planning a Business Venture

    Basic Guidelines for For-Profit Program Planning and Management

    Basic
    Guidelines for For-Profit Program Planning and Management

    Program Management Essentials

    Basic Guidelines for Nonprofit Program Design and Marketing

    Basic
    Guidelines for Nonprofit Program Design and Marketing

    Various
    Approaches to Build Nonprofit Programs

    What’s
    a Nonprofit “Program”? Really?

    Research Project: YMCA Camp Surf

    Program Evaluation

    Basic
    Guidelines to Program Evaluation

    Various Other Perspectives

    Program Management Articles
    Program Management: Different from Project Management
    Six Strategies for Managing Revenue Risk

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    Program Management
    The International
    Association of Project and Program Management


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