Program Manager and Project Manager: How are they different
Program managers and project managers have related and often intertwining roles. While a project manager will orchestrate the success of individual projects, program managers will oversee the strategy of all interrelated projects, collectively called a program. Here's a closer look at each role and its distinctions.
Project managers have a narrow focus, ensuring the delivery of limited deliverables. Program managers, on the other hand, also serve as architects who envision and oversee the larger production of several projects, ensuring that they come together to achieve company growth. Their role goes beyond completing individual projects and extends to realizing long-term company growth.
A oversees groups of projects that are linked through a common organizational goal, collectively called a program. The program manager works to make sure the program is aligned with the organization’s larger strategy.