It’s always interesting seeing what people are looking for when they come along to the Arras People website – they ask questions that I wouldn’t normally think about. One of them,
What is another name for a Program Director?
Well first of all there is a difference in grammar anyway for the UK versus other parts of the world, we generally call them “Programme Directors” not “Program Directors”.
Apart from that you might see a Programme Director just referred to as a Programme Manager or senior Programme Manager – the director level responsibilities will be indicted in the job description but because an orgnaisation doesn’t even use the term “Director” in their organisation for any level of role they’ll just use manager.
The alternative title is also something along the lines of “Head of Programme Management”, especially if it is a role that is a senior level position responsible for all the programmes that are running within an organisation. But of course that might also be referred to as a “Director of Programme Management”.
This is where it becomes tricky because a Programme Director may be a position that is referring to management of a very large programme – a single programme. But the title is still used to denote someone who is really a “Head of Programmes”. Organisations really do have their own culture around job titles which can make it difficult sometimes.
I know, confusing right?
Just to be really clear, we’re only referring to a Program Director in the world of PPM (programme and project management) and not TV or media, where you’ll also find a program director.
Sometimes we’ve also see titles like Vice President (VP) Programme Management, Programme Management Executive and Principal Programme Manager.
So there you have it – another name for a programme / program director.
Have you got anymore to add??