Project governance refers to the practices that must be in place for project success. Governance includes aspects like accountability for project outcomes; project guidance and critical decision points; stakeholder involvement; and oversight of project performance, issues and risks. The more complex a project is, the more important project governance becomes for achievement of envisaged outcomes.
If project governance practices are deployed in an inappropriate and inefficient way, it can become a major stumbling block in the road to project success. It is thus important for business leaders and project managers alike to understand project governance concepts fully and how they relate to one another, as well as to have a solid grasp of the various approaches towards project governance and how these would apply to the organisation and projects.
The Programme in Project Governance therefore deals with stakeholder engagement and risk management in a complex project environment. The programme has been designed for project managers who wish to develop skills over and above those considered to be the minimum required for career project managers.