Project and Program Management (PM)


A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or outcome. Project management is therefore the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. Project management can typically be divided into several steps (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing). In this context, program management is the process of managing numerous related projects.

Several crucial questions have to be answered:

  • Which methods, techniques and tools need to be established?
  • Are guidelines and project management handbooks already in place and up to date?
  • What capabilities and mindset need to be introduced to employees working in project management or in supporting functions (e.g. via training)?


Optimizing the project management process of an automotive tier 1 supplier:

  • Determining the level of maturity of the company's project management via interviews, checklists
  • Developing a transformation map with corresponding action items (e.g. introduction of a PM handbook)
  • Handling implementation (via change management, installation of project management applications and tools, train-the-trainer concepts)