Program Management

A project is a time bounded work to generate a specific product, service or result. It is managed by progressive elaboration. A program is a collection of related projects managed in a coordinated manner. Additional benefits would not be achieved if the projects were managed individually.

To a significant extend, the fate of a company is determined by how efficiently programs and projects are managed. In addition, a common problem seen in the companies is the conflicts of different types of workloads of the employees. One of the objectives of the program management is to prevent such problems.

Learning Objectives

By attending this 14 hour traditional classroom course, the participants will learn the following topics in order to accomplish the objectives of the portfolios, programs or projects they manage:

  • Program management framework

  • Program components

  • Program performance areas

  • Program life cycle

Learning Outcomes

Performance-based activities will be performed to assess what the participants have learned.

The participants will be assessed on their ability to explain the business case, charter, stakeholder register, stakeholder analysis, stakeholder engagement plan, roadmap, benefits register, benefits management plan, environmental assessments, and risk management strategy on assigned case studies.

First Day – 7 Hours

  • Terminology

  • Organizational strategy

  • Organizational project management

  • Organizational structures

  • Project management office

  • Program components

  • Program performance areas

  • Program governance

  • Program life cycle

  • Program definition phase

  • Program delivery phase

  • Program closure phase

  • Program strategy alignment

  • Program stakeholder engagement

  • Program benefits management

Second Day – 7 Hours

  • Business case

  • Charter

  • Stakeholder register

  • Stakeholder analysis

  • Stakeholder engagement plan

  • Roadmap

  • Benefits register

  • Benefits management plan

  • Environmental assessments

  • Risk management strategy

  • Stakeholder communications

  • Stakeholder engagement sustainment

  • Benefits delivery

  • Benefits transition

  • Benefits sustainment