Well, for a start is more than just ‘management’, and can be applied at a single project level, as a programme level, as a portfolio level, or even at an organisational level.
But the purpose of this website is to focus at project level governance. In particular, when the using the PRINCE2 methodology, the process that relates to governments is the ‘directing a project’ process.
Therefore I make no distinction between the word project governance and project directing.
Effective governance ensures that the project is aligned to the organizations objectives, and it is delivered efficiently while ensuring that major stakeholders (which includes the project board of course) are provided with reliable, relevant and timely information.
In this respect, it can be considered governance of those directing change.
It has been determined by the APM Governance special interest group that there are eleven governance principles that need to be met:
The 11 Governance Principles.
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David spent 25 years as a senior project manager for USA multinationals, and has deep experience in project management. He now develops a wide range of project-related downloadable video training products under the Primer brand name. In addition, David runs project management training seminars across the world, and is a prolific writer on the many topics of project management.