The following article is a sample from the full BVOP™ Ultimate Guide and is part of the preparation for the BVOP™'s modern Agile Certified Project Manager Program.
All activities of the BVOPGM office may be applied on a project level by the Business Value-Oriented Project Management (BVOPM) office, and BVOPM office representatives apply each activity.
Combination of offices and activities
For any number of reasons, an organization may choose not to maintain the program management office, and the BVOPM office executes the needed activities of the BVOPGM office. Under these circumstances, the BVOPGM and BVOPM office are considered as one combined office.
Strategies of an organization may include maintaining only program management roles, where program managers are responsible for multiple projects and all project management activities.
Depending on the organizational portfolio, missions, strategies, structure, and other specifics, the Business Value-Oriented Product Management (BVOPDM) office may also be included in the combined office. In this instance, management roles should be able to perform program, project, and product management activities and need to possess the knowledge and skills to do so.
Mixing and combining of offices, roles, and activities may be part of strategies when organizations have limited resources, and classical management roles are obscured. Such roles in the project realization process are replaced directly by organizational executives or other multifunctional figures.
Organizations may try to accomplish maximum results with minimum resources and roles involved. The BVOP supports the idea of combinations of roles and suggests that multifunctional and advanced figures inside organizations need to understand all activities and principles of the business value-oriented program, project, and product management.
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