The Programme or Project Board is likely to want a more formal structure for keeping in touch. This might include:

Reporting

The Programme or Project Board will want regular feedback on progress.

Programme or Project Board formal meetings

These are usually timed to coincide with a major decision point or a key milestone.

  • brief the Chair before these meetings
  • follow up actions in plenty of time before the next Programme or Project Board meeting. This will give those responsible plenty of opportunity to clear them.

Informal briefings

As usual it is important to establish a good working relationship with the members your Programme or Project Board. See members individually between meetings.

Hints and Tips

  • Avoid 'surprises' - managing the delivery of bad news is a key skill for Programme and Project managers
  • Always be honest and realistic.