Oversee a group of related projects and manage them in a coordinated way.
To oversee a group of related projects and manage them in a coordinated way to obtain benefits not available from individual management.
The projects within a program are a roll-up of related projects. They may be separate or assigned to different teams, but they all aim to achieve outcomes tied to the same strategic objective. Effective program management aims to empower strategic execution by organizing people and teams across departments to work together to enable the enterprise to prioritize and fund the programs that drive the most value.
Organizations with mature program management are far more successful than those without it.