Implementing Program Management



Book Title:  Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management – Second Edition (2008)
Author: Ginger Levin and Allen R. Green
Publisher: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group
List Price: $16.96
Format: hard cover; 312 pages
Publication Date: October 2009
ISBN: 978-1439816059
Reviewer: Muhammad Danish Ali, PMP
Review Date: February /2024


“Implementing Program Management” by Ginger Levin and Allen R. Green is a comprehensive guide designed to navigate the intricate landscape of program management. Published in its second edition in 2008, this book offers a blend of theoretical insights and practical examples, making it a valuable resource for professionals in the field.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book is structured in a logical and systematic manner, guiding readers through the various phases of program management. From initiation to closure, each aspect is explored in detail, providing a well-defined framework for effective program oversight.


Authors of this book has clarified in the preface that, if a reader is looking to pass their program management certification then this book is not for them. However, this book is a great reference guide that provide the templates and documents for each phase of program, that can assist a program manager in their journey for a successful program implementation.

Highlights: What I liked!

1. Practical Application: This book is totally focused on how a program should be implemented and tools can be used. Starting from “Pre-Program Preparation Phase” till the “Program Closure Phase”, the authors skillfully bridge theory and practice, offering a wealth of templates/examples that enhance the understanding of program management concepts.

2. Clear Communication: The writing style is clear and accessible, demystifying complex concepts and technical jargon. This makes the book suitable for a broad audience, regardless of their level of expertise.

3. The hard copy of this book comes with a CD, that contains all the templates that are referred in the book. This means that you don’t need to re-invent the wheel, just improvise as per your need and organization’s culture.


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How to cite this review: Ali, M. D. (2024).  Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management – Second Edition, book review, PM World Journal, Vol. XIII, Issue III, March. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/pmwj139-Mar2024-Ali-Implementing-Program-Management-Book-Review.pdf

About the Reviewer

Muhammad Danish Ali

Plano, Texas, USA


Muhammad Danish Ali, PMP, PMI-GenAI, SASM, PSM is a seasoned Project Manager and an Agile specialist with 18+ years of industry experience. He has done BSc (Hons.) in Software Computing from University of Huddersfield, UK and MPhil in Quality Management from Hamdard University, Pakistan.

Danish has worked with some of the leading financial and IT organizations and has played a vital role in their success by achieving new heights. He is adept at cultivating high-performance teams facilitating successful delivery of top-notch software solutions through Scrum and various methodologies.

Email address: m_danish_ali84@yahoo.com

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