Program Management Training

Course 3611

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Language: English
  • 23 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Intermediate

In this program management training course, you will learn best practices relating to managing programs, including how to:

  • Develop a business case
  • Align program requirements with organizational objectives
  • Execute a program roadmap
  • Establish a governance framework
  • Manage stakeholders


Please Note: Events running March 25, 2024 and later will run as 3-day events.

Program Management Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Program Management Training Information

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Developed by expert program managers and based on the approaches of organizations such as the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Set up and manage a project roadmap.
  • Align projects and their goals with the wider organizational strategy.
  • Test your knowledge in the included end-of-course exam.
  • Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching.

Training Prerequisites

To succeed in this course, you should have experience managing or serving on multiple project teams.

Program Management Course Outline

  • Program roadmap
  • Program management plan
  • Managing the Benefits

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Distinguishing between a project and a program
  • Defining programs, projects, and portfolios
  • Clarifying the roles of the project and program managers
  • Setting up a Program Management Office (PMO)

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Develop the vision, goals, objectives, and assess the maturity of your organizational strategy
  • Define business, data, application, and technology architectures
  • Describe the organizational portfolio
  • Assessing the “as-is” and future “to-be” states
  • Specify required changes to existing systems and processes
  • Establish required new systems and retirement of systems
  • Avoid the “Shelfware” syndrome

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Create and structure a defendable program business case
  • Determine costs and benefits of a business case
  • Identify and analyze risks and opportunities

In this module, you will learn how to develop the program scope and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), including:

  • Establishing program components
  • Selecting major milestones
  • Developing the roadmap
  • Estimating the program costs
  • Developing subsidiary plans
  • Determining resources
  • Generating an acquisition strategy
  • Developing a program transition plan
  • Identifying and delivering program benefits
  • Planning benefit realization
  • Reviewing and optimizing benefits realization
  • Transitioning and sustaining benefits

In this module, you will learn how to develop the program scope and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), including:

  • Establish the proper governance structure
  • Distinguish between program, portfolio, and organizational governance
  • Define the decision-making authority
  • Identify and create program stakeholder profiles
  • Generate a stakeholders register
  • Establish the program management team

In this module, you will learn how to develop the program scope and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), including:

  • Design the program dashboard to assess program health
  • Establish dashboard utilization and updates
  • Identify the necessary metrics and select their sources
  • Identify, classify and assess program risks, opportunities, probabilities, and impacts
  • Identify and resolve program issues

In this module, you will gain the leadership, management, and communication skills necessary to lead a program, including:

  • Setting the vision
  • Protecting the team
  • Dealing with adversity
  • Understanding and working with stakeholder expectations
  • Establishing and following the processes
  • Selecting the right people for the right roles
  • Negotiating resources
  • Communicating effectively with staff at all levels
  • Driving proper communications between project teams
  • Ensuring proper communications with all stakeholders

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Program Management Training FAQs

To succeed in this course, you should have experience managing or serving on multiple project teams.

Program management is managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving an organization's performance.

A program manager plans the program and coordinates the efforts between projects.

Certification candidates and existing credential holders are responsible for reporting all Continuing Certification Requirements Program (CCR) activities to PMI. To report the completion of a Learning Tree course, you can use the Online PDU Resources System.

  1. Go to the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements System
  2. Log in with your username and password
  3. Locate the claim code associated with your course in the table in this document
  4. Click on “Report PDU for this activity”
  5. Fill in the date started and date completed
  6. Click on the box agreeing this claim is accurate and then submit

PDU Information for This Course:

  • Total PDUs: 23
  • Technical PDUs: 8
  • Leadership PDUs: 5.5
  • Strategic & Business PDUs: 9.5
  • PMI Claim Code: 1154Y5O77Z

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.

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