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This content is part of the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Capability Framework which describes the DDaT roles in government and the skills needed to do them.
1. What a programme delivery manager does
A programme delivery manager is accountable for the delivery of complex products and services that are being delivered by multiple teams or have high technical or political risk.
Programme delivery managers:
- manage dependencies of varying complexity, potentially planning and feeding into larger programmes and portfolios
- remove blockers and manage risks, commercials, budgets and people
- balance objectives and can redeploy people and resources as priorities change
- have an in-depth knowledge of agile and other methodologies
- are responsible for understanding, managing and communicating between complex stakeholder groups, balancing priorities
- are the initial escalation point for the programme and must have an awareness of the bigger picture
- support the programme director by overseeing the delivery of their vision for the programme
- support and coach delivery managers
2. Programme delivery manager role level
The role level is:
3. Other roles in product and delivery
There are 4 other roles in product and delivery: