A programme is a set of projects working towards the same objective. It is organised transversally in a company or an organisation in general.
A programme differs from a project in that it is :
The wider scope of its application;
The distributed nature of the programme's correspondents and stakeholders;
Planning that must take into account the specific constraints of each project involved;
The variable, unpredictable, random, disparate nature of impacts in each area;
The potential interactions between the different projects that make up the programme.