Program Management Professional – Exam Preparation Course
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Program management skills are essential for senior-level practitioners on the forefront of advancing an organization’s strategic goals. Program Managers manage multiple, related projects in a coordinated way, achieving benefits that could not occur if the projects were handled separately. With program management maturity, an organization’s projects are considerably more successful than without it: 76 percent compared to 54 percent according to PMI’s 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report. The PgMP® is a visible sign of a professional’s advanced experience and skill. This interactive program provides participants with knowledge of the framework, domains, knowledge areas, processes, and activities of program management based on best practices and global standards as set by PMI® and outlined in The Standard for Program Management, 4th Edition. This program equips participants with the tools, techniques, and skills necessary to effectively apply those principles in their work environment on any business situation or problem and achieve better business results. The PMI ATP™ seal and PgMP® are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
Gain an understanding of the key definitions, activities and concepts of program management as outlined in The Standard for Program Management, 4th Edition (SPM V4).
Understand the Program Management Domains as outlined in SPM V4.
Recall key terms and concepts from each process group in program management
Recognize processes, inputs, and outputs in each body of knowledge for program management.
Learn and develop the key skills needed for program management.
Project Management Institute
PMI is one of the world’s largest notfor-profit membership associations for the project management profession. Our professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organizations’ success and further mature the profession. PMI™ and PMP® are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
DAY ONE & TWO
Introductions and Expectations
→ Introductions → Course content and agenda → Participant’s expectations
Defining the Program
→ Learning objectives → Domain description and key definitions → What is program management? → How do you know if you should manage multiple projects as a program? → Projects, programs, portfolios → Areas of emphasis → Themes of program management → Program stakeholder management → Program governance → Cost and benefit profile and the program life cycle → Benefits management and program management life cycles Exercise
DAY THREE & FOUR
Initiating the Program
→ Learning objectives → Domain description → Cost and benefit profile and the program life cycle → Program life cycle → Benefits management and program management life cycles → Pre-program set up phase: Initiating → Phase 1: Program set up: Initiating • Initiating process group • Real life Examples on the practical application and uses of Program Management Exercise
Planning the Program
→ Learning objectives → Domain description → Cost and benefit profile and the program life cycle → Program life cycle → Benefits management and program management life cycles → The planning processes → Phase 2: Program set up: Planning • Planning group processes • Common process inputs and outputs • Key planning considerations • Develop program management plan • Interface planning, Transition planning, Resource planning • Scope definition • Create program work breakdown structure • Schedule development • Cost estimating and budgeting • Quality planning • Human resource planning • Communications planning • Risk management planning and analysis • Plan purchases and acquisitions and plan program contracting Program Planning Examples/Case Study Exercise
Executing the Program
→ Learning objectives → Domain description → Cost and benefit profile and the program life cycle → Program life cycle → Benefits management and program management life cycles → Phase 3: Establish program management and technical infrastructure: Executing • Cost and benefit profile and the program life cycle • Program life cycle → Phase 4: Deliver the incremental benefits: Executing • Direct and manage program execution • Perform quality assurance • Acquire program team • Develop program team • Information distribution • Request seller responses • Select sellers Executing Examples/Case Study Exercise
Controlling the Program
→ Learning objectives → Domain description → Cost and benefit profile and the program life cycle → Program life cycle → Benefits management and program management life cycles → Phase 5: Deliver the incremental benefits: Controlling • Integrated change control • Resource control • Monitor and control program work • Issue management and control • Scope control, schedule control and cost control • Perform quality control • Communications control • Performance reporting • Risk monitoring and control • Perform contract administration Controlling Examples/Case Study Exercise
Closing the Program
→ Learning objectives → Domain description → Cost and benefit profile and the program life cycle → Program life cycle → Benefits management and program management life cycles → Phase 6: Close the program → Program closure objectives → Close program → Component closure → Contract closure → Benefits assurance and sustainment Closing Examples/Case Study Exercise Review of key concepts covered in the course Wrap-up and Closing → (How will you apply the knowledgelearned to deliver additional value?)
Who Should Attend?
This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
This program is designed for Project Managers, Team Leaders, Program Managers, Software Managers, and Technical leaders who want to develop or improve their Program Management knowledge and skills based on global standards and best practices.
What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +1071 4 1075 5711 or email@example.com.
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.