What is Program Management Professional (PgMP®) Certification?Being a program manager means you are a senior-level practitioner shaping and delivering important initiatives that advance your organisation’s strategic goals. Companies with mature Program Management practices report greater delivery success than those without them Gaining your Program Management Professional (PgMP®) certification means you join an exclusive club that recognises your knowledge, skills and ability to manage Programs and separates you from the ranks of the 640,000 certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®) in the world. There are less than 1,400 certified PgMP® practitioners. This small community are advocates for best practice program management ensuring that programs realise benefits for the business. Certification increases your visibility, value and contribution to the organisation and the PgMP® preparation course is the first step to become certified. Why Program Management? There is a paradigm shift you must go through to become a PgMP. The starting point is to understand the differences between Portfolios, Programs and Projects because each are different in their own right and they sit at different levels in the organsiation.
- Programs are a means of achieving organizational goals and objectives, often in the context of a strategic plan while ‘Projects’ are a means of achieving tactical goals and objectives.
- Programs are responsible for delivering outcomes (benefits, new capabilities) whereas projects are primarily responsible for delivering solutions or products that enable the outcomes to be achieved.
- Programs focus on Benefits, Stakeholder Engagement and Governance while projects focus on Scope, cost and time.
4 days course over 2 consecutive weekends. Day 1
- Projects vs. Programs
- Program Strategy Alignment
- Program Benefits Management
- PgMP Questions
- Case Study: Program vs. Projects Day 2
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Program Governance
- PGMP Questions
- Case Study: Governance Gone Wrong
- Case Study: Stakeholder Engagement
- Program Lifecycle
- PgMP Questions
- Case Study: Vision, Mission Values
- PgMP Application
- PgMP Questions
- Exercise: Lifecycle Jigsaw
- Key Learnings
- PgMP Certification Plan
- Increased Earnings potential
- Enhanced Career Opportunities (promotion or type of work)
- Advanced skills, knowledge & recognition as a subject matter expert
- Demonstrations your commitment to the profession
- Greater Recognition from Peers
- Apply an advanced knowledge of Program Management as a discipline
- Be familiar with the content in the PMI Standard for Program Management 3rd Edition
- Understand the difference between Portfolio, Program and Project Management
- Have completed 80 PgMP questions in exam type conditions
- Be able to apply the new tools, techniques and insights to existing work
- Identify weak areas that require more individual study
- Ready to start the application process & prepare for the exam.
- Course material aligned to PMI Standard for Program management 3rd Edition
- Course material aligned with Examination Content Outline
- PgMP questions mock Quizzes consisting of Questions with answers (to be discussed & analysed in class)
- 35 contact hours PDU certificate
- Course book