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Programme Governance: Ensuring Success through Effective Measurement

Project & Programme Governance


In today's ever-evolving business landscape, successful execution of programmes is crucial for organisations to achieve their strategic objectives. Programme governance plays a vital role in ensuring that programmes are executed efficiently and effectively.

But how do we measure the success of programme governance? In my blog post, we will explore the concept of programme governance and delve into the key metrics that can be used to measure success.

The Importance of Programme Governance

Programme governance refers to the framework and processes put in place to guide and oversee the execution of programmes within an organisation. It involves making decisions, setting priorities, and providing the necessary resources to ensure that programmes are delivered on time, within budget, and to the expected quality. Effective programme governance is essential for the success of any initiative, as it provides the necessary structure and accountability to drive results.

Measuring Success in Programme Governance

While programme governance sets the foundation for success, it is equally important to have a robust measurement system in place to gauge its effectiveness. Here are three key areas to consider when measuring the success of programme governance:

  1. Delivery Performance: One of the primary objectives of programme governance is to ensure the timely delivery of programmes. Measuring delivery performance involves evaluating whether programmes are completed within the agreed-upon timeframe and whether the desired outcomes are achieved. Key performance indicators (KPIs) such as project milestones, deliverable completion rates, and adherence to project schedules can help assess the delivery performance of programme governance.

  2. Financial Management: Programme governance also entails effective financial management to ensure that programmes are delivered within the allocated budget. Measuring success in this area involves evaluating the accuracy of cost forecasting, monitoring budget utilisation, and assessing the return on investment (ROI) of programmes. By tracking these financial metrics, organisations can determine the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their programme governance practices.

  3. Stakeholder Satisfaction: Programme governance relies heavily on stakeholder engagement and collaboration. Measuring stakeholder satisfaction involves gathering feedback from key stakeholders, such as project sponsors, team members, and end-users, to assess their level of satisfaction with the programme governance process. Surveys, interviews, and regular communication channels can help gauge stakeholder satisfaction and identify areas for improvement.


Programme governance is a critical component of successful programme execution. By implementing an effective measurement system, organisations can assess the success of their programme governance practices. Measuring delivery performance, financial management, and stakeholder satisfaction are key areas to focus on when evaluating the effectiveness of programme governance. By continuously monitoring and improving these aspects, organisations can enhance their programme governance and increase the likelihood of achieving their strategic objectives.

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