Program Management Professional (PgMP)

Course Description

As per PMI®, “Programs are group of related Projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually”

Projects in the Program are oriented towards benefit conferment and capability development/enhancement of the Organization.

PgMP® credential from the PMI® addresses the community of professionals who manage Programs- demonstrating experience, skill and performance in oversight of multiple, related Projects, which are aligned with Organizational Objectives.

With a charter to enable and enhance the industry’s competency level and maturity in Program Management, ‘ PgMP ® Certification Preparatory Workshop’ is designed to facilitate the participants to gain an internationally recognized certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) , USA.


Workshop Objectives

The workshop addresses following themes across the Program Management Lifecycle and Setting up and operationalisation of PMO- focusing on the PgMP ® certification:

  • What are Programs and how are they different from Projects?
  • Relationships among Project, Program and Portfolio
  • When do Programs arise and in which types of organizations they are predominant?
  • How to undertake Program Portfolio Planning?
  • Program Lifecycle Management
  • Multiple Phases in Program Lifecycle
    • Pre-Program Preparations
    • Program Initiation
    • Program Setup
    • Delivery of Program Benefits
    • Program closure
  • Program Benefits Management Lifecycle
  • Program Management Processes
    • Initiating Process group
    • Planning Process Group
    • Executing Process Group
    • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
    • Closing Process Group
  • Program Management Knowledge Areas and Processes
    • Program Integration Management
    • Program Scope Management
    • Program Time Management
    • Program Cost Management
    • Program Quality Management
    • Program HR Management
    • Program Communication Management
    • Program Risk Management
    • Program Procurement Management
    • Program Financial Management
    • Program Stakeholder Management
    • Program Governance
  • Development of the Program management Plan by integrating the Plans for Component Projects
  • Component Transition Management
  • Role of Project Healthchecks in Program Management
  • Program Managerial skills – an overview
  • The role of Program Management Office (PMO) in successful execution of Programs
  • Roadmap for setting up and operationalising PMOs


Target Audience

Senior Managers (with more than 4 years of Program management and 4 years of Project Management experience) – seeking to obtain the PgMP® Certification.

These Managers typically manage Programs containing complex activities spanning functions, organizations, clients and geographic regions. As a part of their Program Management, they would also typically possess advanced skills in finance, leadership, cross-cultural communications, negotiations and conflict resolutions.



  • PMP Background – (Although it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended)


Highlights of Course Delivery

The salient features of the Course delivery are as under:

  • The workshop is a mix of instructor lead and self paced learning, designed as per the Second edition of the PMI® standard for Program Management
  • Each section has definitions, examples and illustration to facilitate the learning and application of the contents.
  • Subsequent to the presentation of each chapter, a quiz on the topic covered is administered.
  • The PgMP® training is followed by a mock test (170 questions) to check the understanding of the participants, towards PgMP® Certification

The course will be handled by a PgMP® Certified faculty having extensive Program and Project Management experience.


Course Duration

4 Days


Course Outline


  1. What is Program and Program Management
  2. Relationships among Portfolio, Program and Project
  3. Role of the Program Manager
  4. Role of the Program Management Office
  5. Performance Domain

Strategy Alignment

  1. Program Business Case
  2. Program Charter
  3. Program Roadmap
  4. Risk Management Strategy

Benefits Management

  1. Benefits Identification
  2. Analysis & Planning
  3. Delivery
  4. Transition
  5. Sustainment

Stakeholder Engagement

  1. Identification
  2. Analysis
  3. Engagement Planning
  4. Engagement
  5. Communications


  1. Program Governance Practices
  2. Governance Roles
  3. Governance Design and Implementation

Program Lifecycle

  1. Lifecycle Phases
  2. Activities and Integration Management

Program Activities

  1. Definition Phase
  2. Delivery Phase
  3. Closure Phase