Progammatics: The art of the effective application of program and project management to a portfolio of projects and programs, i.e.: Project/Program management is the guitar, Programmatics is how to play “Stairway to Heaven” on the guitar.

When looking at a startup (or ideas) lifecycle, one can see a hierarchy of needs (like Maslow). The first five are:

  • Lack of access to capital/Insufficient Funding (68%)
  • Not Knowing the first step (49%)
  • Lack of confidence (21%)
  • Lack of time or access to other critical resources (21%)
  • The prospect of failure (20%)

which the Pneuma DAO addresses with standardized support, services and tools.

Once these are addressed, it becomes incumbent on the team to utilize these resources to derive value from their work. Again, referring to the guitar analogy, the team has to put in the work to learn how to play the instrument.

Programmatics provide education, tracking, coaching, teaching and mentoring to help teams evolve up the hierarchy of needs: the Pneuma DAO helps the team evolve from a tactical (now) mindset into a strategic (future) mindset, looking past raw data into the ‘so what’, anticipating roadblocks, driving down risk and succeeding.