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					                                   Program Management:
                                 Preparing for the PgMP® Exam

This course is designed and developed by PgMP® certified consultants and instructors and aims
to prepare professionals who are familiar with the principles of program management for the
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Program Management Professional (PgMP ) Examination. The course is based on PMI’s 2006
Standard for Program Management, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
(PMBOK® Guide – Third Edition) and PMI’s Program Management Professional Examination
Specification. Each module contains exam samples developed by certified PgMPSM
individuals. At the end of the course you are given access to an on-line sample exam. Gain a
detailed understanding of program management and understand the role of project managers
and the interface between project and program managers, the competencies of a program
manager, and the interface between program and portfolio managers. You will understand how
program managers align and manage benefits, engage and involve stakeholder groups and
establish governance across the program life cycle.

Prerequisites:
   •      PMP or working knowledge of PMBOK®
   •      Familiarity with PMI’s 2006 Standard for Program Management
   •      Three to five years of project management experience
   •      Before you participate in this course please obtain a copy of the Project Management
          Institute’s, “The Standard for Program Management”.
          This can be obtained from the PMI online bookstore by clicking on the link below.
          http://www.pmi.org/Marketplace/Pages/default.aspx?Category=PMIStandards

Course Level:
Advanced

Who Should Attend:
   •      Program Managers
   •      Program Directors
   •      Project Managers
   •      Business Change Managers
   •      Program Sponsors
   •      Portfolio Managers
   •      PMO Staff
   •      Program Board/Steering Committee members

What You Will Learn:
You’ll learn:The program management life cycle and how it integrates with the five process
groups
    • Interrelationships between 44 project management processes and 39 program
        management processes
    • Details on the five phases of the program management life cycle
    • Tasks, knowledge and skills of a program manager at each phase of the program life
        cycle
    • Examination blueprint and how to answer PgMP exam questions
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    • How to study and prepare for the PgMP examination
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    • PgMPSM examination specifics

Course Overview
Module 1: Overview
   • Programs, projects and portfolios definitions, differences and how they relate

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                 Prado Sur No. 240 – 3er piso • Col. Lomas de Chapultepec • C.P. 11000 • México, D.F.
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                                   Program Management:
                                 Preparing for the PgMP® Exam

   •      Program management life cycle
   •      Three themes of program management:                          Benefit     Management,         Stakeholder
          management, Program Governance
   •      Sample questions

Module 2: Phase One- Pre Program Set Up
   • Perform program assessment including a preliminary stakeholder analysis
   • Support business analysis functions
   • Identify and quantify business benefits
   • Establish alliances with other departments and organizations
   • Evaluate organizations' capabilities
   • Define the program's mission statement, vision and values
   • Translate strategic objectives
   • Develop a high level plan: milestones, estimates, risks
   • Obtain senior management approval

Module 3: Phase Two- Program Set Up
   • Develop benefits realization plan
   • Conduct program level planning and detailed roadmap
   • Develop accountability matrix
   • Establish project management standards
   • Define meaningful measurement criteria for success
   • Conduct program kick off

Module 4: Phase Three- Establishing a Program Management & Technical Infrastructure
   • Establish program level governance
   • Develop processes and procedures
   • Prepare program-specific tools and technical and IT infrastructure
   • Identify and secure program facilities
   • Establish program board

Module 5: Phase Four- Delivering the Incremental Benefits
   • Charter constituent projects
   • Motivate the team
   • Capture program status
   • Consolidate program/project data
   • Allocate resources
   • Establish program consistency
   • Execute the appropriate program plan
   • Control and monitor program work
   • Manage issues and take corrective actions
   • Approve closure of constituent projects

Module 6: Phase Five- Closing the Program
   • Complete a performance analysis
   • Review status of benefits with stakeholders
   • Manage program completion
   • Dismantle program team and infrastructure
   • Conduct a stakeholder post-review meeting
   • Report lessons learned

                                International Institute for Learning México, S.A. de C.V.
                 Prado Sur No. 240 – 3er piso • Col. Lomas de Chapultepec • C.P. 11000 • México, D.F.
       Tel. (52-55) 55 40 05 45 - 101 • Fax. (52-55) 55 40 05 24 • Web: www.iil.com • E-mail: iil.mexico@iil.com
                                Program Management:
                              Preparing for the PgMP® Exam
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Module 7: Program Management Professional (PgMP ) Examination
   • Eligibility criteria
   • Evaluation 1 – Application Review
   • Evaluation 2 – Multiple-choice Exam
   • Evaluation 3 – Multi-rater Assessment
   • Program Management Professional (PgMP®) Examination Specification
   • The 6 Performance Domains as described in the Examination Specification

Resume of program




                             International Institute for Learning México, S.A. de C.V.
              Prado Sur No. 240 – 3er piso • Col. Lomas de Chapultepec • C.P. 11000 • México, D.F.
    Tel. (52-55) 55 40 05 45 - 101 • Fax. (52-55) 55 40 05 24 • Web: www.iil.com • E-mail: iil.mexico@iil.com

				
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