Strategic Programmes Office services

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Programme management

Programme management is the co-ordinated management of a portfolio of projects which change organisations to achieve benefits that are of strategic importance. The objective for a programme is to co-ordinate the delivery from a specific set of projects such that the programme can achieve more than just the outcomes from its projects, it can deliver measurable benefits that can be realised within the timescales of the programme as well as afterwards. Typical programme management activity includes:

  • Ensure programme is aligned with the strategy
  • Overall management and co-ordination of the programme of projects
  • Having oversight of the purpose and status of the projects contained within the programme
  • Ensure project-level activity meets the programme level goals
  • Budgetary control of the programme of projects.

Project management

A team of professionally qualified and experienced Project Managers, we lead strategically important projects across the University and offer advice, guidance and coaching to others who are leading projects outside of our service. Typical project management activity includes:

  • Manage project scope, schedule, budget, resources 
  • Communicate overall project status, status of risks, issues, action items and engage with stakeholders
  • Benefits realisation management
  • Issue/risk management

Business analysis

A team of professionally qualified and experienced Business Analysts, we lead on business and systems improvements, development of business cases and support project managers and other business units with problem definition, management and resolution. Typical business analysis activity includes:

  • Define and document the what, who, when, where, why and how of a business problem (as-is) and solution (to-be)
  • Gather requirements
  • Support the business in the development of business cases
  • Responsible for resolving issues/risks assigned to them
  • Responsible for communicating issues, risks that have been uncovered
  • Test management
  • Communicate with stakeholders

Project support

A team of experienced administrators and project support staff. We work closely with the Project Managers, Business Analysts and project teams to deliver excellent systems and services. This team also supports the development and co-ordination of standards and templates used by the wider team and across the University. Typical project support activity includes:

  • Coordinate and note take project meetings
  • Keep project documentation up-to-date
  • Support project managers and business analysts
  • Chase actions as required
  • Review and maintenance of project document templates

Consultancy and mentoring

The Strategic Programmes Office offers informal and formal advice on project management, building business cases, business analysis, Lean thinking and networking. Through the sharing of tips, techniques and templates we aim to assist the university have a common approach to change.

Projects list

The Strategic Programmes Office is responsible for providing links to UWE Bristol Partnership projects.

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Contact us


Telephone: +44(0) 117 32 81421

Location: Room 4D015 Frenchay Campus


"He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign."

Victor Hugo

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