Program Management Fundamentals

Program Management Fundamentals

Course Overview.

Expanding on the guidelines outlined in PMI®’s The Standard for Program Management – Third Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013, this Program Management Fundamentals course explores the breadth of tasks, skills, and interactions expected in the role of a professional program manager.  It provides a complete foundational set of practical tips and hands-on exercises to build expertise and confidence using program management strategies and templates, independent of methodology.

Students are requested to bring their own program information to class to use in developing a personal post-class action plan to take their programs to the next step. This elite course is only offered for groups–inquire for your company!

Duration: 3 days (8 hrs./day)

PDUs: 24

Earn Your PDUs

Earn Your PDUs

You worked hard to earn your certification, so don’t let your effort go to waste.  Velociteach is a Registered Education Provider with The Project Management Institute (PMI)®, so not only will you leave our courses with new skills, you’ll have a certificate for PDUs that always meet PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements.

Better Professional Development and a Better You

Better Professional Development and a Better You

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PMI's Education Provider of the Year

PMI's Education Provider of the Year

Velociteach was named Education Provider of the Year in Continuing Education by PMI, the organization behind the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam. There are over 1,600 other PMP exam prep and continuing education providers worldwide with only one award a year given for this category.

Course Benefits and Objectives

Understand:

  • Key concepts, including a program, program management fundamentals, benefits realization plan, strategic alignment, program governance, stakeholder engagement, and the program lifecycle
  • Program participant roles, including the role of the program manager in managing program benefits and the role of the program governance board
  • The value of the program roadmap and how it relates to components plans and schedules
  • The phase-gate checklist and how to apply it at appropriate periods in the life of the program
  • The key outputs from the 9 supporting processes of program management
  • Standards an organization can use as a starting point to add their unique customizations

Learn how to:

  • Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of portfolio manager, program manager, and project manager
  • Recognize the attributes of successful program managers and assess your current strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify the 3 key assets used by the program manager to align the program with corporate strategy
  • Evaluate a business case, program plan, and program roadmap for missing elements
  • Practice use of the Program Environmental Assessment tool in class
  • Create a benefits register and use a checklist to sustain those benefits
  • Use a Stakeholder Analysis Grid to effectively categorize and engage program stakeholders
  • Use templates for the 9 supporting processes of program management (e.g., program work breakdown structure, program resource requirements, program risk register, program quality policy, etc.)
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