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  • 11 hours of high quality e-learning content
  • 1 PgMP® simulation exam
  • 11 end-of-chapter quizzes
  • 24 PDUs offered

Course description

  • What is this course about?

    Our PgMP® training program is designed to ensure that you pass the PgMP® exam on your first attempt. The PgMP® training helps you improve your efficiency as  program manager, and enables you to advance the strategic goals of your organization. On course completion, you will be able to demonstrate your proficiency in effectively managing multiple, related projects and aligning program activities with business goals.

  • What are the course objectives?

    By the end of this training, you will:
    • Acquire the relevant knowledge and skills required to pass the PgMP® certification exam
    • Develop a strong leadership approach to managing multiple projects and navigating complex activities
    • Become an efficient Program Manager with a good understanding of the business strategy and program processes

  • Who should do this course?

    A globally recognized certification, the PgMP® is ideal for program management aspirants who are keen on taking their newly acquired skills to a new level on a global platform. This certification is best suited for:
    • Program managers
    • Project managers
    • Senior PMOs
    • Professionals aspiring to be Program Managers

Course preview

    • Getting started 15:42
      • Getting started 15:42
    • Lesson 01 - Overview of PMI-PgMP® Certification Course 27:06
      • 1.1 Overview of PgMP® Certification Course 00:18
      • 1.2 Objectives 00:37
      • 1.3 What are PMI-PgMP® and PMI 01:41
      • 1.4 What are PMI-PgMP® and PMI (contd.) 02:08
      • 1.5 About the PMBOK® Guide 00:45
      • 1.6 Why PgMP® Certification 01:37
      • 1.7 Prerequisites for the PMI-PgMP® Exam 01:29
      • 1.8 Important Information about Filling the Application 02:12
      • 1.9 PgMP® Credentialing Process Overview
      • 1.10 PgMP® Credentialing Process Overview (contd.) 00:40
      • 1.11 Timeline of the PgMP® Credential Process 01:41
      • 1.12 PMI-PgMP® Exam Syllabus 01:20
      • 1.13 Program Strategy Alignment—Tasks 01:53
      • 1.14 Program Strategy Alignment—Knowledge and Skills 01:16
      • 1.15 Program Life Cycle Management Tasks
      • 1.16 Program Life Cycle Management—Knowledge and Skills 00:57
      • 1.17 Program Benefits Management—Tasks 01:25
      • 1.18 Program Benefits Management—Knowledge and Skills 00:46
      • 1.19 Program Stakeholder Engagement—Tasks 01:08
      • 1.20 Program Stakeholder Engagement—Knowledge and Skills 00:56
      • 1.21 Program Governance—Tasks 01:47
      • 1.22 Program Governance—Knowledge and Skills 01:26
      • 1.23 Quiz
      • 1.24 Summary 00:55
      • 1.25 Thank You 00:09
    • Lesson 02 - Introduction to Program Management 20:40
      • 2.1 Introduction to Program Management 00:20
      • 2.2 Objectives 00:26
      • 2.3 What is a Project 01:18
      • 2.4 What is a Program 00:59
      • 2.5 What is a Program (contd.) 01:06
      • 2.6 Definition of Program Management 01:05
      • 2.7 Key Focus of Program Management 00:58
      • 2.8 Example of Program Management 00:44
      • 2.9 Ground Rules 01:23
      • 2.10 Key Features of Project
      • 2.11 What is a Portfolio 01:29
      • 2.12 Hierarchical View: Portfolios, Programs, and Projects 00:43
      • 2.13 Relationship between Project, Program and Portfolio Management
      • 2.14 Definitions of Strategy and Business Value 00:58
      • 2.15 Definitions of Vision and Mission 00:54
      • 2.16 Strategic Objectives 00:42
      • 2.17 Strategic Conditions
      • 2.18 Role of Program Manager 00:43
      • 2.19 Responsibilities of a Program Manager
      • 2.20 Prioritization 00:55
      • 2.21 Advantages of Using Prioritization Matrix 00:34
      • 2.22 Skills of Project and Program Managers 02:05
      • 2.23 Skills of Project and Program Managers (contd.) 02:06
      • 2.24 Quiz
      • 2.25 Summary 01:03
      • 2.26 Thank You 00:09
    • Lesson 03 - Program Management Performance Domains 08:14
      • 3.1 Program Management Performance Domains 00:17
      • 3.2 Objectives 00:28
      • 3.3 Program Management Performance Domains 01:15
      • 3.4 Program Management Domain Interactions
      • 3.5 Program Management Performance Domain Definitions
      • 3.6 Overview of Program Life Cycle Phases 01:20
      • 3.7 Tasks in the Initiating Phase 01:55
      • 3.8 Program Activities vs. Component Activities 01:27
      • 3.9 Program and Project Distinctions
      • 3.10 Program and Portfolio Distinctions
      • 3.11 Quiz
      • 3.12 Summary 01:18
      • 3.13 Thank You 00:14
    • Lesson 04 - Program Strategy Alignment 19:04
      • 4.1 Program Strategy Alignment 00:20
      • 4.2 Objectives 00:29
      • 4.3 What is Strategy 01:16
      • 4.4 Migrating from Tactical to Strategic 01:50
      • 4.5 Organizational Strategy and Program Alignment 00:59
      • 4.6 Organizational Strategy and Program Alignment (contd.) 00:54
      • 4.7 Elements of Strategic Alignment 01:44
      • 4.8 Key Terms Related to Strategic Alignment 01:41
      • 4.9 Example of Strategic Alignment Terms
      • 4.10 Strategic Program Management Tasks 01:25
      • 4.11 Program Roadmap 01:06
      • 4.12 Environmental Assessment 02:07
      • 4.13 Techniques for Environmental Analysis 02:10
      • 4.14 Business Scenario—1 00:53
      • 4.15 Knowledge Check
      • 4.16 Business Scenario (contd.) 00:26
      • 4.17 Knowledge Check
      • 4.18 Business Scenario (contd.) 00:40
      • 4.19 Knowledge Check
      • 4.20 Quiz
      • 4.21 Summary 00:53
      • 4.22 Thank You 00:11
    • Lesson 05 - Program Benefits Management 22:32
      • 5.1 Program Benefits Management 00:22
      • 5.2 Objectives 00:35
      • 5.3 What Is Benefit 01:50
      • 5.4 Examples of Benefits 01:14
      • 5.5 Relationship Between Program Life Cycle and Program Benefits Management 03:20
      • 5.6 Benefits Identification 01:40
      • 5.7 Benefits Register 02:27
      • 5.8 Benefits Analysis and Planning 01:45
      • 5.9 Benefits Realization Plan 01:09
      • 5.10 A Typical Pattern of Costs and Benefits 00:57
      • 5.11 Benefits Delivery 01:24
      • 5.12 Balanced Scorecard: Tracking Benefits Delivery
      • 5.13 Benefits Transition 01:26
      • 5.14 Benefits Sustainment 01:14
      • 5.15 Business Scenario 00:37
      • 5.16 Knowledge Check
      • 5.17 Business Scenario (contd.) 00:51
      • 5.18 Knowledge Check
      • 5.19 Quiz
      • 5.20 Summary 01:32
      • 5.21 Thank You 00:09
    • Lesson 06 - Program Stakeholder Engagement 14:02
      • 6.1 Program Stakeholder Engagement 00:22
      • 6.2 Objectives 00:26
      • 6.3 Introduction to Stakeholder Engagement 01:47
      • 6.4 Engagement vs. Management
      • 6.5 Case Study-Solution
      • 6.6 Program Stakeholder Identification 01:10
      • 6.7 Classification Models for Stakeholder Analysis 02:03
      • 6.8 Case Study 00:59
      • 6.9 Case Study-Solution
      • 6.10 Stakeholder Engagement Planning 01:28
      • 6.11 Stakeholder Engagement Assessment Matrix 01:14
      • 6.12 Stakeholder Engagement 01:57
      • 6.13 Program Stakeholder Engagement Tasks 01:11
      • 6.14 Program Stakeholder Engagement—knowledge And Skills 00:40
      • 6.15 Quiz
      • 6.16 Summary 00:39
      • 6.17 Thank You 00:06
    • Lesson 07 - Program Governance 23:32
      • 7.1 Program Governance 00:18
      • 7.2 Objectives 00:36
      • 7.3 What Is Program Governance 00:43
      • 7.4 What Is Program Governance (contd.) 01:42
      • 7.5 Sample Program Governance Structure 01:52
      • 7.6 Program Governance Board Structure 01:14
      • 7.7 Program Governance Board Responsibilities 01:42
      • 7.8 Program Governance Board Responsibilities (contd.) 00:37
      • 7.9 Program Governance Board Responsibilities (contd.) 01:39
      • 7.10 Program Governance Board Responsibilities (contd.) 01:24
      • 7.11 Program Governance Board Responsibilities (contd.)
      • 7.12 Program Governance Board Responsibilities (contd.)
      • 7.13 Relationship between Program Governance and Program Management 01:08
      • 7.14 Common Individual Roles Related to Program Governance
      • 7.15 Program as Governing Bodies: The Governance of Program Component 01:09
      • 7.16 Other Governance Activities that Support Program Management
      • 7.17 Case Study-1
      • 7.18 Case Study-2
      • 7.19 Organizational Context for Governance 01:05
      • 7.20 Functional Organization 01:56
      • 7.21 Projectized Organization 01:16
      • 7.22 Matrix Organization 01:49
      • 7.23 Advantages And Disadvantages of Organizational Types 02:21
      • 7.24 Quiz
      • 7.25 Summary 00:54
      • 7.26 Thank You 00:07
    • Lesson 08 - Program Life Cycle Management 20:32
      • 8.1 Program Life Cycle Management 00:19
      • 8.2 Objectives 00:29
      • 8.3 Program Life Cycle 00:53
      • 8.4 Program Life Cycle Attributes 00:20
      • 8.5 Program Life Cycle Diagram 01:29
      • 8.6 Overview of Life Cycle Phases 00:55
      • 8.7 Program Definition 00:56
      • 8.8 Program Formulation and Preparation 00:46
      • 8.9 Conceptualization Phase 01:10
      • 8.10 Conceptualization Phase (contd.) 00:40
      • 8.11 Setup Phase 00:46
      • 8.12 Setup Phase—Part 2 00:41
      • 8.13 Construction Phase 00:51
      • 8.14 Construction Phase (contd.)
      • 8.15 Implementation Phase 00:21
      • 8.16 Closure Phase 00:13
      • 8.17 Program Benefits Delivery 01:25
      • 8.18 Program Benefits Delivery (contd.)
      • 8.19 Program Benefits Delivery (Contd.) 01:34
      • 8.20 Program Closure 01:48
      • 8.21 Mapping of Processes to Life Cycle 04:07
      • 8.22 Quiz
      • 8.23 Summary 00:38
      • 8.24 Thank you 00:11
    • Lesson 09 - Program Management Supporting Processes: Program Definition Phase 25:35
      • 9.1 Program Management Supporting Processes 00:29
      • 9.2 Objectives 00:37
      • 9.3 Integration Management Processes 00:45
      • 9.4 Program Initiation 00:11
      • 9.5 Program Initiation Activities 01:16
      • 9.6 Program Roadmap and Program Charter Development
      • 9.7 Program Management Plan Development 00:44
      • 9.8 Program Infrastructure Development 00:55
      • 9.9 Business Scenario 00:55
      • 9.10 Knowledge Check
      • 9.11 Program Scope Planning 00:40
      • 9.12 Schedule Management Processes 00:56
      • 9.13 Program Schedule Planning 00:43
      • 9.14 Financial Management Processes 02:09
      • 9.15 Program Cost Estimation 00:43
      • 9.16 Program Cost Estimation (contd.) 00:46
      • 9.17 Program Financial Framework Establishment 00:47
      • 9.18 Program Financial Management Plan Development 00:45
      • 9.19 Quality Management Processes 00:56
      • 9.20 Program Quality Planning 00:56
      • 9.21 Resource Planning 00:42
      • 9.22 Risk Management Processes 01:00
      • 9.23 Program Risk Management Planning 01:08
      • 9.24 Communications Management Processes 00:37
      • 9.25 Communications Planning 01:00
      • 9.26 Program Procurement Planning 01:23
      • 9.27 Program Procurement Planning (contd.) 01:23
      • 9.28 Business Scenario 01:23
      • 9.29 Knowledge Check
      • 9.30 Quiz
      • 9.31 Summary 01:37
      • 9.32 Thank you 00:09
    • Lesson 10 - Program Management Supporting Processes: Program Benefits Delivery Phase 20:19
      • 10.1 Program Management Supporting Processes 00:19
      • 10.2 Objectives 00:40
      • 10.3 Integration Management Processes 00:39
      • 10.4 Program Delivery Management 00:55
      • 10.5 Program Performance Monitoring and Control 00:55
      • 10.6 Program Performance Monitoring and Control (contd.) 00:30
      • 10.7 Program Scope Control 00:34
      • 10.8 Program Schedule Control 00:54
      • 10.9 Component Cost Estimation 00:35
      • 10.10 Program Cost Budgeting 00:50
      • 10.11 Program Financial Monitoring and Control 01:01
      • 10.12 Financial Management Activities 00:48
      • 10.13 Program Quality Assurance 00:47
      • 10.14 Program Quality Control 00:23
      • 10.15 Resource Prioritization 00:23
      • 10.16 Resource Interdependency Management 00:23
      • 10.17 Case Study-1
      • 10.18 Program Risk Identification 01:15
      • 10.19 Program Risk Analysis 00:57
      • 10.20 Program Risk Response Planning 00:36
      • 10.21 Program Risk Response Planning contd 00:43
      • 10.22 Program Risk Monitoring and Control 00:50
      • 10.23 Risk Supervision 00:52
      • 10.24 Information Distribution 00:47
      • 10.25 Information Gathering and Retrieval Systems 00:21
      • 10.26 Information Distribution Methods 00:21
      • 10.27 Program Performance Reporting 00:21
      • 10.28 Case Study-2
      • 10.29 Program Procurement 01:10
      • 10.30 Program Procurement Administration 00:32
      • 10.31 Quiz
      • 10.32 Summary 00:50
      • 10.33 Thank You 00:08
    • Lesson 11 - Program Management Supporting Processes: Program Closure Phase 04:06
      • 11.1 Program Management Supporting Processes: Program Closure Phase 00:21
      • 11.2 Objectives 00:20
      • 11.3 Program Transition and Benefits Sustainment 00:32
      • 11.4 Program Closure
      • 11.5 Case Study-1
      • 11.6 Financial Management Processes 00:22
      • 11.7 Program Financial Closure 00:46
      • 11.8 Case Study-2
      • 11.9 Program Procurement Closure 01:04
      • 11.10 Quiz
      • 11.11 Summary 00:34
      • 11.12 Thank you 00:07
    • Final Words 08:02
      • Final Words 08:02
    • Tips and Tricks 31:03
      • Introduction 01:04
      • General 01:53
      • Preparation 00:27
      • Program Strategy Alignment 03:15
      • Program Benefits Management 03:28
      • Program Stakeholder Engagement 03:32
      • Program Governance 01:31
      • Program Lifecycle Management 02:52
      • Tools and Techniques 03:35
      • Sample Tricky Questions 05:16
      • Time Management 01:51
      • Final Insights 02:19
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Exam & certification

  • How do I become a PgMP® certified professional?

    To become a certified PgMP® professional, you will have to undergo formal PgMP® training from a registered accredited training organization like Simplilearn and successfully pass the PgMP® Exam.

    Disclaimer:
    PMI, PMBOK, PMP, PgMP, CAPM, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

  • What are the prerequisites for the PgMP® certification?

    Prerequisites for the PgMP® certification are as follows:
    • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
    • 6,000 hours of project management experience
    • 10,500 hours of program management experience
    OR
    • Four-year degree
    • 6,000 hours of project management experience
    • 6,000 hours of program management experience

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Excellent training. The content was great & effective management of time by the faculty.

Good tutorial on Program management covering various attributes of PM

Clear and concise. A great training!

I liked the interaction with the instructor and the other students. I also liked the examples provided during the training.

The trainer was very knowledgeable, and was helpful in providing extra material. The time was managed very well, explanations were concise and straight to the point. Overall, the course was well delivered.

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Course advisor

Tim Jerome
Tim Jerome Project Management Expert and Evangelist

Tim Jerome is a project management expert with over 15 years of experience at companies like Intel and Digital Network Services. A former president of the PMI Rio Grande Chapter, Tim is also a PMP instructor and project management consultant.

FAQs

  • What is PgMP® certification?

    PMI® Program Management Professional is a globally recognized credential which recognizes the advanced experience, skill, and performance in the oversight of multiple, related projects to achieve organizational goals.

  • What is the cost of taking the PgMP® exam?

    The fee for PMI® members is $1500, and $1800 for non-members. The re-examination for members is $600 and for non-members is $800.

  • How can I prepare for the PgMP® exam?

    You could prepare for the exam, by attending study groups, use various different study aids, or you could consider opting for a formal training. Simplilearn is a globally recognized, online training institute that offers training on PgMP®.

  • If unable to appear for the PgMP® exam, then will PMI® provide complete refund of my exam fees?

    No, PMI® will not refund the exam fees, if the cancellation or rescheduling notification to PMI®’s testing administration partner, Prometric, is not provided by the candidate.

  • How long is the PgMP® certification valid for?

    PgMP® Certification is valid for 3 years and the candidate is required to attain 60 PDUs towards maintaining credentials.

  • How long does it take to renew the PgMP® certificate?

    Once you have attained the PgMP® credential, you must participate in the Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program to maintain an active certification status. The PgMP® certification cycle lasts three years during which you must attain no less than 60 professional development units (PDUs) toward credential maintenance. Upon successful completion of a single cycle, a new, three-year cycle begins.

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