Program management approach for large-scale information technology development projects: a case study

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Vijay Somanchi
Ravikiran Dwivedula


This case study presents the program management approach in managing large-scale information technology projects. Using the case of ACME Solutions Ltd., a large software development company, the authors first emphasize on the need to use program management over project management when managing related multiple information technology projects. Then, they explain the program lifecycle in this company and discuss the ‘process’ and ‘people’ related challenges across the program stages. Broadly, they observe that there is a lack of coordination between the stakeholders and processes of the program. Recommendations to overcome these limitations are discussed.

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Vijay Somanchi, IBS Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Vijay Somanchihas a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Texas Tech University and is currently doing his Executive MBA from IBS, Hyderabad. He has more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry, during which time he has worked in various roles such as Project Lead, Senior Consultant and Project Manager. Vijay is currently working as a Development Manager for an IT company in Hyderabad, India. His experience includes being part of two large ERP implementation projects as a Senior Consultant and Project Manager.