Program Governance Toolkit

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Monitor adherence to Program Governance that enable successful transitions between Development Teams, implementation teams, and ongoing operations teams.

More Uses of the Program Governance Toolkit:

  • Develop and manage the Data Protection and Privacy compliance Program Governance framework.

  • Methodize: Program Governance and leadership.

  • Manage business and/or technology planning, Crisis Management and Program Governance activities.

  • Provide ongoing Program Governance through process enhancements, and consistent evaluation and lead annual compliance review.

  • Facilitate the onboarding, Business Case development and prioritization of the projects into the program under the guidance of the Program Governance.

  • Manage the Data Protection and privacy compliance Program Governance framework.

  • Standardize engage in Risk Management, risk mitigation and operational Program Governance to ensure successful delivery of desired outcomes.

  • Create facilitate executive alignment workshops to clarify Business Transformation vision and scope, case for change, and Program Governance model.


Save time,, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Program Governance Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Program Governance related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Program Governance specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Program Governance Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 994 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Program Governance improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 994 standard requirements:

  1. Does the finance organization have a documented governance framework that includes policies and guidelines, as written codes of conduct, to drive integrity, ethical behavior, and conduct?

  2. Does the board have a formal program for new directors and persons identified as possible successors to senior management and for other critical functions within your organization?

  3. Are your beneficiaries actively involved in any of the governance structures of your organization and/or specifically within programs which affect them and communities?

  4. Does the complaint procedure recognize the risks facing the complainant and the benefits to your organization of the information the complainant is bringing forward?

  5. Which steps of IT Governance program establishes a Balanced Scorecard mechanism for measuring current performance that are related to the IT Governance focus areas?

  6. Does the program have robust delivery arrangements which support the desired objectives and demonstrate good governance and management through the delivery chain?

  7. Does your organization have an appropriate Information Technology infrastructure to enable it to support its Business Needs and deliver key program outcomes?

  8. How does Program Management emerge in complex governance processes and what types of Program Management can be distinguished in complex governance processes?

  9. How has the governance planned to ensure that each of the component projects within the program will combine to deliver the required outcomes and benefits?

  10. What are the connective capacities of Program Management to deal with complexity in adaptive governance processes regarding the physical environment?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Program Governance book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Program Governance self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Program Governance Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Program Governance areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Program Governance Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Program Governance projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Program Governance Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Program Governance project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: Does the solution fit in with organizations technical architectural requirements?

  2. Risk Audit: What is the Board doing to assure measurement and improve outcomes and quality and reduce avoidable adverse events?

  3. WBS Dictionary: Identify potential or actual overruns and underruns?

  4. WBS Dictionary: Are meaningful indicators identified for use in measuring the status of cost and schedule performance?

  5. Cost Baseline: Will the Program Governance project fail if the change request is not executed?

  6. Change Management Plan: Is there a software application relevant to this deliverable?

  7. Cost Baseline: Have all approved changes to the Program Governance project requirement been identified and impact on the performance, cost, and schedule baselines documented?

  8. WBS Dictionary: Are data being used by managers in an effective manner to ascertain Program Governance project or functional status, to identify reasons or significant variance, and to initiate appropriate Corrective Action?

  9. Quality Management Plan: How are senior leaders, employees, and your organization involved in supporting the community?

  10. Human Resource Management Plan: Is it possible to track all classes of Program Governance project work (e.g. scheduled, un-scheduled, defect repair, etc.)?

Step-by-step and complete Program Governance Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Program Governance project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Program Governance project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Program Governance project with this in-depth Program Governance Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Program Governance projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Program Governance and put Process Design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Program Governance investments work better.

This Program Governance All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.