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What Are the Differences Between a Program Manager and a Project Manager?

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Program managers and project managers are the backbones of any company.

Program managers and project managers are the backbones of any company. They ensure every part of your business is running smoothly. Program manager and project manager may seem like interchangeable titles, but they involve different responsibilities. Project managers focus on specific projects and delegation, while program managers focus on big-picture ideas and campaigns. Over time, project managers can become project managers. In this blog, we will discuss the main differences in their job descriptions and training.

The Main Differences Between Program Managers and Project Managers

The success of a business is reliant on the productivity of its employees and how well different departments work with each other. A project manager oversees a group of workers on a specific project. For example, a client for an advertising company may create a team of workers to develop a commercial. The team will be led by a project manager who will delegate tasks and ensure a cohesive message is presented to the client. A program manager will be designating the teams and project managers. Usually, a program manager is in charge of multiple project managers.

Invest in Curriculum Development to Create Amazing Program Managers

To be an excellent program manager, you must first learn how to be an effective leader. The best way to learn is to experience. Management skills are developed on the job and through training courses. By training your project managers to one day become program managers, you are investing in your business and employees. Curriculum development should build the skills of your employees and give them the opportunity to explore similar departments and specialties. Promoting workers within your business shows your employees there is upward mobility at your company. It also will save you money by avoiding the headhunting process. In-house training ensures your employees gain knowledge specific to your business and your industry. Intrinsic knowledge like that only comes from life experience. Give your project managers the chance to progress by training them with immersive curriculums. 

About Lewis-Price & Associates Inc.

Lewis-Price & Associates, Inc., is a fast-growing mission solutions company supporting federal agencies through premiere training, program management and IT services. Serving federal agencies across the government spectrum, from defense to civilian, we ensure the success of ongoing federal agency operations through effective curriculum development, professional coaching, program management, and administrative and technical services. Lewis-Price is committed to providing high quality, effective and on-time solutions to partners and customers through a team that values integrity, intention, and excellence in everything we do. Learn about how we can bring our unique approach to success to your organization today at, and please follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


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