Program Management Professional - PgMP
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COURSE COST: $1995.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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In this 4 day course you will 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.

To earn your Program Management Professional (PgMP) credential, you need to meet the experience and education requirements, and pass the panel review and the multiple-choice examination. Regardless of how advanced your program management experience or education might be, you should still prepare vigorously for the exam.


If you're a program manager looking to demonstrate a proven ability to manage complex, multiple projects and align results to organizational goals; increase your visibility and value with your organization; and separate yourself in the eyes of employers, the PgMP credential is for you.

To apply for the PgMP, you need to have either:A four year degree (bachelor's or the global equivalent), with at least four years of project management experience and four years of program management experience. OR A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent), with at least four years of project management experience and seven years of program management experience. Note: the focus for this class is an intensive workshop for those planning on applying for approval and taking the PgMP exam. If you have not gained enough experience in project and program management to meet these eligibility requirements, consider the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential.


Course running is subject to minimum enrollment. If minimum enrollment is not met, course may run as a virtual instructor led training. Courseware and Exam cost is not included. Please contact: for more details.


Project, Portfolio, and Program
Basic Concepts and Definitions
Introducing Project Management
Understanding Project Management Knowledge Areas
Introducing Project Stakeholders
Influences of Organizational Structures on Projects
Influences of Organizational Culture and Structure on Programs
Matrix Management
Advanced Concepts

The Program Management Framework
Exam Roadmap
Understanding Program Management Processes
Basic Program Concepts
Understanding Programs
Understanding Program Management
Comparing Project Management and Program Management
Comparing Program Management and Portfolio Management
Understanding Program Management Themes
Understanding Program Life Cycle
Understanding Metrics

Initiating a Program
Initiating a Program, and Processes
Understanding the Grand Origin of Programs
Performing Pre-Program Setup
The Initiate Program Process
Establishing the Project Management Framework
Authorizing Projects
Initiating the Term
Understanding the Project Selection
Common Process Component Items
Exam Essentials

Planning the Program
Planning the Program and Processes
Performing Program Setup
Developing Integration Plans for the Program
Defining the Program Scope
Creating the Program Work Breakdown Structure (PWBS)
Exam Essentials

Planning the Program Schedule and Resources
Understanding the Program Schedule and Resources
Developing the Program Schedule
Information from Project Schedules
Planning from Project Schedules
Planning the Program Cost
Planning Human Resources
Estimating and Managing Resources
Planning Procurement
Exam Essentials

Planning for Quality, Risk, and Communications
Understanding, Planning for Quality, Risk, and Communications
Planning the Program Quality
Planning Risk Management
Risk Response Techniques
Planning Communication Management
The Project Management Information System

Executing the Program
Understanding Program Execution
Establishing Program Management & Technical Infrastructure
Directing and Managing Program Execution
Managing the Program Team
Performing Quality Assurance
Implementing Procurement
Communicating the Program Execution
Chartering Constituent Projects
Understanding Conflict Management
Exam Essentials

Monitoring and Controlling the Program
Monitoring and Controlling the Program.
Understanding Monitoring and Controlling
Delivering the Program Benefits Phase Four
Integrating Program Monitoring and Controlling
Controlling the Triple Constraint
Measuring Performance
Controlling Quality and Risk
Monitoring and Controlling Communication
Administering the Program Contract
Exam Essentials

Closing the Program
Understanding and Closing the Program
Close the Program: The Last Program Phase
Performing the Program Closure
Closing the Program Components
Closing the Contracts
Exam Essentials