Program Manager Placement
Question: "Ideally in which group should the program manager reside in (i.e. Engineering as VP of Engineering, Product Management (CPO), Office of the CTO, PMO - Project Management Office)?"
According to the Blackblot PMTK Methodology™, the program management function and the individual program managers all reside under the Operations group which reports to the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of the company.
For more information, please see the Program Manager is the Product CEO chapter, pages 155-158, in the Blackblot PMTK Book: Second Edition.