A Program Manager interacts with each project manager to provide support and guidance on the individual projects. Management by providing leadership and vision, with a style that focuses on communication, conflict resolution and stakeholder relationships as well as leading multiple program team throughout the program life cycle.

From an organizational project management view the Program Manager is a manager in the first place, with a time horizon of several years. Cadence effectively supports program managers by training courses in Program Management or Portfolio Management, or coaching and consulting.