IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/vlg/vlgwps/2003-7.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

A classification of programmes and its managerial impact

Author

Listed:
  • Ann Vereecke

    ()

  • Marleen Stevens
  • Els Pandelaere

    ()

  • Dirk Deschoolmeester

    () (Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School)

Abstract

The paper describes the results of an exploratory research study on the application of programme management in six companies. A classification of programmes is developed that may help in understanding the differences between programmes and the managerial impact of these differences. The research shows that the formalised and rigorous approach as described in most programme management handbooks is not widely adopted. The cases show less centralisation, less formalisation and less management of the interdependencies between the projects in the programme than one would expect on the basis of the programme management literature. This is especially the case in programmes that originate as a grouping of a set of existing projects. Yet, formalisation is mentioned as the main success factor in managing programmes.

Suggested Citation

  • Ann Vereecke & Marleen Stevens & Els Pandelaere & Dirk Deschoolmeester, 2003. "A classification of programmes and its managerial impact," Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Working Paper Series 2003-7, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.
  • Handle: RePEc:vlg:vlgwps:2003-7
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.vlerick.be/en/2756-VLK/version/default/part/AttachmentData/data/vlgms-wp-2003-07.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Other versions of this item:

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. D. Van den Poel, 2003. "Predicting Mail-Order Repeat Buying. Which Variables Matter?," Review of Business and Economic Literature, KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business, Review of Business and Economic Literature, vol. 0(3), pages 371-404.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Programme management; project management; management of change;

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:vlg:vlgwps:2003-7. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Isabelle Vandenbroere). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/vlgmsbe.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.