IT'S YOUR PROJECT - AND WE GET IT.
Like every profession, projects and their administration and execution have developed a language of their own. You’ll be fine if you focus on the size of the project and whether it has multiple parts leading to a whole. Project managers typically focus on the single outcome, while program people can deliver across several.
When looking for someone to run your project or program ask them questions about what they believe delivering a project/program is.
If you are interested in achieving the outcome but the PM tells you the project will be successful if they ‘do project management properly’ you have a problem.
We’ve never met a client who just wanted the paperwork done. Yet there are many PMs who think that’s the job…