Program Management Accreditation Course (PgMP Certification)

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Program management is the process of managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving any organisation`s performance. The discipline of program management requires a refined set of business and leadership skills that are vastly different from that of a project manager. However being an effective program manager still requires a firm foothold in project management as the discipline of program management is the next logical step in the career progression. This program management course focuses on core disciplines required to deliver strategic objectives. It includes a walk through the entire life cycle of a program while facing the types of realistic challenges that are encountered in any program. The course will provide the tools and techniques for program governance, program planning, effectively managing stakeholders and ensuring that your program realises its benefits and defined objectives.
The course is designed to achieve the Project Management Professional (PgMP®) accreditation
The Project Management Institute`s (PMI’s) PgMP® defines the global standard of best practices for program management professionals. As a result of attending this course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively navigate the program management discipline and successfully prepare for the PgMP® certification exam.
• identify the steps needed to complete your exam application and meet the required criteria
• prepare to pass the PMI® PgMP® certification examination
• navigate the 47 processes and 12 knowledge areas of The Standard for Program Management 2nd Edition
• use effective program management tools and techniques
• identify and implement best practice program management governance
• relate program delivery to business / strategic objectives
• initiate a large-scale program to implement organisational strategy
• manage, plan, execute and control a successful program consisting of multiple, related projects
• ensure the realisation of project and program benefits
• effectively manage stakeholder relationships
• report and control of programs in an effective manner that utilise best practice reporting tools
• analyse methods essential for PgMP® exam success
• align your program management experience with PgMP® terminology and definitions
The three steps of the application process
Defining your relevant experience
Writing your experience essays
Your exam preparation strategy
Defining Program Management and Related Concepts:
The five process groups and the 12 knowledge areas
Relating programs, portfolios and projects
The five phases of the program management life cycle
Conducting pre-program preparations
Initiating the program
Setting up the program
Delivering program benefits
Closing the project
The program manager’s role in delivering the benefits
Program Management Life Cycle :
Program governance and the program management office
Program benefit management
The stages of program management
Monitoring and controlling program changes
Program Planning :
The program management plan
Define program goals and requirements
Developing a program schedule
Monitor and control programe status
Program Reporting :
Identify and analysing program risk
Effective program reporting
Program stakeholder management
Effective program auditing
Management of program issues
Program Financial Management:
Identify a program financial plan
Control program financials
Managing program benefits
Evaluating the program:
Performing a program assessment
Developing the Benefits Realisation Plan
Performing a preliminary stakeholder analysis
Establishing alliances with other departments and organisations
Evaluating organisational capabilities
Requesting authorisation to proceed
Executing the Program:
Driving program components
Monitoring program performance
Chartering constituent projects
Motivating the program team
Ensuring product quality
Establishing program consistency
Capturing program status data
Executing the appropriate program plans
Approving closure of completed projects
Controlling the Program:
Monitoring and measuring performance
Analysing variance of costs, schedule, quality and risks
Identifying potential corrective actions
Managing and Adapting to change
Addressing program level issues and risks
Closing the Program:
Managing program completion
Completing a program performance analysis report
Conducting the stakeholder post-review meeting
Completing component projects
Closing and archiving projects