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Competence Framework - 2 of 29

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COMPETENCE 2: GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS

The ability to establish and maintain governance structures that define control of deployment for delivery of change initiatives, and that align with organisational practice.

Introduction

Governance arrangements comprise the framework of authority and accountability that defines and controls the outputs, outcomes and benefits from change initiatives. They are the mechanism whereby the investing organisation exerts financial and technical control over the deployment of the work and the realisation of value.

KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of the types of governance processes that are in place to manage a change initiative.

 

APPLICATION

Define reporting, decision-making hierarchies, and levels of authority for a change initiative.

Consider:

  • The organisational structures.
  • The governance standards/board charter.
  • The levels of stakeholder influence that inform decision making.

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KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of types of organisational culture and working practices.

 

APPLICATION

Design a change initiative governance structure, taking into account context, complexity and potential impact.

Consider:

  • The level of rigour to be applied and the needs of different life cycles.
  • The complexity of a change initiative.

KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of the relationship between a change initiative’s governance and the organisational governance.

 

APPLICATION

Establish the relationship between a change initiative’s governance and the organisation’s governance structures.

Consider:

  • The levels of stakeholder influence.
  • The way in which a change initiative interacts with the organisation’s governance structure.
  • The areas of the organisation impacted by the change.

KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of levels of ownership.

 

APPLICATION

Ensure clarity of ownership and levels of authority by agreeing the responsibilities and accountabilities with relevant individuals.

Consider:

  • The roles and responsibilities for ownership.
  • The principles of delegation and levels and limits of authority.
  • The agreed escalation routes.
  • The frequency and methods of reporting.

KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of ways to maintain confidence.

 

APPLICATION

Ensure effective reporting and decision making through maintained governance structures, staffing and maintenance of approved reporting and decision making.

Consider:

  • The importance of adherence to standards.
  • The integrity of the sources of data available to inform decision making.
  • Ways to secure the capacity and capability to deliver.