There is a distinct difference between project management and program management. Project Managers focus on the objectives on one single project, while program managers focus on synchronizing and optimising a group of related projects.
Program management is the centralised, coordinated management of a number of projects to achieve the program’s strategic benefits and objectives. Organisations are increasingly seeking to better integrate and coordinate multiple projects to deliver optimal business value. A Program Manager oversees programs, defines projects and assigns project managers.
Program managers are closer to the strategy of the organization and ensure that all projects within their program are aligned to this strategy. Therefore program managers tend to be less focused on scope, schedule, etc. and more focused on business benefits and strategic alignment.
This training program explains the role and responsibility of a program manager and how program management fits into the overall project organization.
This program can also serve as the necessary training to qualify for the PMI PgMP® certification. The world’s leading certification for program management.
This training module is for Program managers, Senior Project managers, VPs/AVPs, PMO Managers, Consultants and anyone leading large-scale program.
- Understand the Roles and Responsibilities of a Program Manager
- Learn the critical knowledge and skills required in Program Management.
- Provides participants a good idea about Program Management and what is expected of them.
- Learn the right, proper and common terminologies and good practices that will help achieve program success.
- Understand the importance of a PgMP certification
- Learn the tips and tricks for PgMP exam success and exam practice questions.
- What is a Program?
- What do Program Managers need to know?
- Domain 1: Strategic Program Management
Identifying opportunities and benefits that achieve the organization’s strategic objectives through program implementation
- Domain 2: Program Life Cycle
Activities related to:
- Defining the program and constituent projects, and obtaining agreement from stakeholders
- Defining program scope and developing the program, including all constituent projects, and all activities that occur within the program
- Performing work necessary to achieve the program’s objectives and deliver the program’s benefits
- Monitoring progress, updating program plans as required, managing change and risk
- Finalizing all program activities, including all constituent projects, executing transition plan, archiving, obtaining approvals, and reporting
- Domain 3: Benefits Management
Defining, creating, maximizing, and sustaining the benefits provided by programs
- Domain 4: Stakeholder Management
Capturing stakeholder needs and expectations, gaining and maintaining stakeholder support, and mitigating/channeling opposition
- Domain 5: Governance
Establishing processes and procedures for maintaining proactive program management oversight and decision-making support for applicable policies and practices throughout the entire program life cycle