PgMP® Exam Prep Bootcamp

Program management is the process of managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving any organization’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 realizes its benefits and defined objectives. The course is designed to achieve the Project Management Professional (PgMP)® certification.

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Key Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the steps needed to complete your exam application and meet the required criteria
  • Prepare to pass the Project Management Institute (PMI)® PgMP certification examination
  • Navigate the processes and knowledge areas of The Standard for Program Management 3rd 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 organizational strategy
  • Manage, plan, execute and control a successful program consisting of multiple, related projects
  • Ensure the realization of project and program benefits
  • Effectively manage stakeholder relationships
  • Report and control of programs in an effective manner that utilize best practice reporting tools
  • Analyze methods essential for PgMP exam success
  • Align your program management experience with PgMP terminology and definitions

Course Outline

Application and Eligibility Requirements

Defining Program Management and Related Concepts

  • What are programs, portfolios and projects?
  • 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 program
  • The program manager’s role in delivering programs
  • Module 2 Sample Exam

Program Management Life Cycle

  • Program governance and the program management office
  • Program management processes
  • The stages of program management
  • Monitoring and controlling program changes
  • Module 3 Sample Exam

Program Planning

  • The program management plan
  • Define program goals and requirements
  • Developing a program schedule
  • Monitor and control program status
  • Module 4 Sample Exam

Program Reporting

  • Identify and analyzing program risk
  • Effective program reporting
  • Program stakeholder management
  • Effective program auditing
  • Module 5 Sample Exam

Program Financial Management

  • Identify a program financial plan
  • Control program financials
  • Managing program benefits
  • Module 6 Sample Exam

Evaluating the Program

  • Developing the Benefits Realization Plan
  • Establishing alliances with other departments and organizations
  • Evaluating organizational capabilities
  • Requesting authorization to proceed
  • Module 7 Sample Exam

Executing the Program

  • Outsourcing program components
  • Establishing program contracts
  • Procuring projects
  • Executing the appropriate program contracts
  • Motivating the program team
  • Ensuring product quality
  • Closing the Procurements
  • Module 8 Sample Exam

Controlling the Program

  • Monitoring and measuring performance
  • Analyzing variance of costs, schedule, quality and risks
  • Identifying potential corrective actions
  • Managing and Adapting to change
  • Addressing program level issues and risks
  • Module 9 Sample Exam

Closing the Program

  • Managing program completion
  • Conducting the stakeholder post-review meeting
  • Completing component projects
  • Closing and archiving projects
  • Module 10 Sample Exam

Project and Program Facilitation

  • Program Time Management
  • Program Cost Management
  • Program Quality Management
  • Program Human Resource Management
  • Module 11 Sample Exam