Prepared by: Kaushik Pramanik,PMP, PGDOL (Oxford), PGDFI (LSE), MTech (IIT), BME
Hard & Soft skills of Program Director
Key Hard Skills of Program Director
Sound understanding of corporate and business policies, strategies.
Visionary and capable to translate business strategies into meaningful program and
Design and implementation of the program governance strategies.
Engaging sponsoring group to develop vision statement for transformation.
Take the lead to develop program brief and strategically aligned blue print.
Sound understanding of strategy execution frame-work.
Develop program management plan, resource management strategy, monitoring &
controlling strategy, risk management strategy and stakeholder management strategy.
Design of program organization structure and establishment of program board.
Managing top, key and high impact stakeholders and sponsors.
Establishment of Program team, project team with necessary skills, resources and
Line management of core program team.
Developing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategy.
Showing visible leadership during communication with sponsoring group and
stakeholders. Be the chair person in steering committee meeting.
High impact leadership to execute the program across divisions and regions.
Ensure program is always aligned with proposed benefits and benefit management
strategy is in place.
Provide direction to the program and project team to achieve the vision of the program.
Key Soft Skills of Program Director
High-impact decision making capabilities
Building relationships at all levels
Motivating and engaging others
Building and leading effective teams
Creating a culture of trust and respect
Inspiring others to achieve the goal.
Life long learning