Program Management

Program Management Review (PMR)

A Program Management Review (PMR) is a structured program review that is conducted by the Program Manager (PM) with all key Stakeholders.  A PMR might be conducted at a specific milestone on a program or on a predictable schedule (Monthly, Quarterly, or Semi-Annually).  The PMR should focus on the main deliverables in the Statement of Work (SOW) and any issues in the issue log that need to be addressed.  The PM should follow the rules of conducting an Effective Meeting when holding a PMR. The PMR might be the only time to get all key stakeholders together to discuss the program so make the meeting beneficial.

Definition: A Program Management Review (PMR) is a management-led meeting to discuss the current status and issues of a project or program.

Purpose of the Program Management Review (PMR)

The purpose of the PMR is to communicate the program status to stakeholders and team members regarding cost, schedule, and performance. The review will evaluate and discuss program status, issues, risks, resources, funding, schedule, deliverables, and any corrective action that needs to be taken.

Program Management Review (PMR) Agenda

A proposed agenda for a PMR:

  • Introductions
  • Review Objectives/Goals of the PMR
  • PM gives program status
  • Objective #1 Discussion
  • Objective #2 Discussion
  • PMR Summary
  • Program Manager Closing Remarks

When to Conduct a Program Management Review (PMR)

A PMR is normally conducted on a predicted schedule (Monthly, Quarterly, or Semi-Annually) and after each major milestone or program event. The Program Manager should also schedule a PMR if any major deviations to the program baseline occur.

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Updated: 2/6/2023

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