Introduction to Program Management - 2.0 hours/PDUs (Category A)
Introduction to Program Management - 2.0 hours/PDUs

Introduction to Program Management

Project managers are often tasked with managing multiple concurrent projects - but what about managing multiple programs? When in a program environment, the processes differ from traditional project management. This course explains the key terms and themes of program management. It also introduces theories that are recognized as successful methods of managing programs.
This course is aligned with "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK® Guide) - Third Edition, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), Inc., 2004. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.

Target Audience

Program managers who are seeking to further their program management skills to more advanced levels

Expected Duration

2.0 hours

Objectives :

Lesson Overview

  • recognize the importance of programs and program management in organizational success
  • Portfolios, Programs, and Projects

  • distinguish between examples of portfolios, programs, and projects
  • define a portfolio, program, and project
  • Program and Project Management

  • distinguish between portfolio, program, and project management
  • Lesson Overview

  • recognize how understanding program management, organizational planning, and themes will help your programs succeed
  • Program Management in Organizational Planning

  • match descriptions to the processes within the Planning process group
  • Benefits Management

  • recognize how to manage program benefits using a benefits management approach
  • Program Stakeholder Management

  • recognize key program stakeholders in a given scenario
  • Program Governance

  • recognize the functions of the program board in a given scenario

  • Course Number: proj_02_a01_bs_enus