Last edited 30 Nov 2020

Code of practice for programme management

On 26 September 2016, CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building) launched its first Code of Practice for Programme Management: In the Built Environment.

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The new code follows on from the Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development, first published in 1992. It was developed by representatives from industry institutions including the CIOB, RICS, RIBA, ICE and APM, as well as key government departments, industry, and universities.

Programme management is the process of managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving an organisation’s performance. It is closely related to systems engineering, industrial engineering, change management, and business transformation.

The code explains the processes and procedures to be followed when managing a built environment programme. It sets out the requirements for effective programme management, ensuring systematic quality control and documentation through governance arrangements and explains the benefits of managing a number of connected projects as a programme.

It is intended for programme and project management professionals, but will also be of interest to advanced undergraduates and postgraduates.

Paul Nash, CIOB president, said: “This first publication of a Code for Programme Management is particularly apt as I believe it ties in with the current big issues of governance, reporting and ethics. Such programmes have been around for infrastructure for a long time and it’s about time construction had such a guide. It’s interesting for me personally as I’ve been involved in this area for years in both the private and public side. It’s a good mix of academic and practical and I think it’s a guide anybody can pick up. It’s about time we had something like this for the industry.

Table of contents:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 2 Stage A: Inception
  • Chapter 3 Stage B: Initiation
  • Chapter 4 Stage C: Definition
  • Chapter 5 Stage D: Implementation
  • Chapter 6 Stage E: Benefits Review and Transition
  • Chapter 7 Stage F: Closure
  • Appendices
  • Programme Management Case Studies
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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