Assessment guidance: To achieve this unit, learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Additional assessment guidance is provided on the ATHE sample assignment brief. In order to achieve this unit learner should lead a programme of related projects in an organisation. The work may be undertaken through the learners’ employment or through voluntary work.
To develop the skills to be able to plan and lead a programme of related projects and critically evaluate the programme.
Be able to plan and agree a programme of related projects that support the strategic plans of an organisation
Analyse business strategy to identify programme objectives and benefits
Negotiate with identified stakeholders to establish a range of projects to deliver programme benefits
Plan and agree programme with programme management group
Be able to lead a programme of related projects
Lead the co-ordination of projects within a programme
Manage programme resources to achieve project and programme objectives
Review and monitor projects and address any issues that arise
Report programme progress and results to stakeholders
Close down projects and programme
Be able to evaluate a programme of related projects
Assess the success of projects with project managers
Review the success of the programme in delivering benefits and meeting objectives
Analyse areas for future improvement in programme management and leadership