Course description

  • What are the PgMP training course objectives?

    The Simplilearn PgMP training helps you improve your efficiency as a program manager and enables you to advance your organization’s strategic goals. You’ll learn PMI’s five program management performance domains, including program strategy alignment, lifecycle management, stakeholder engagement, benefits management and governance. And you’ll use a scalable framework to manage programs of varying sizes and a time-tested approach to mitigating risk. Our PgMP training program is designed to ensure that you pass the PgMP exam on your first attempt.

  • What skills will you learn?

    By the end of this PgMP training, you will:
    • Develop a strong leadership approach to managing multiple projects and navigating complex activities
    • Become an efficient program manager with a good understanding of business strategy and program processes
    • Learn to use effective tools and techniques, including balanced scorecard, program roadmapping and project selection criteria
    • Acquire the relevant knowledge and skills required to pass the PgMP certification exam

  • Who should take this PgMP training?

    A globally recognized certification, the PgMP is ideal for program management candidates who would like to take 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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  • How do I become a PgMP® certified professional?

    To become a certified PgMP professional, you need 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

Course advisor

Jeff Allen
Jeff Allen Project Management and Agile Expert, Consultant, Author

Jeff Allen is a highly regarded project management and Agile expert with more than 15 years of experience at large companies like Compaq and HP. As an Agile Coach, he has mentored over 5000 professionals globally.

Tim Jerome
Tim Jerome Project Management Expert and Evangelist

Tim Jerome is an international 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 with over 10 years of experience in addition to his extensive project management consulting experience.

Reviews

Delmer T. Jones
Delmer T. Jones Senior Project Manager at Fiserv

Simplilearn is the best online learning platform. The customer service from Simplilearn is outstanding. They are very knowledgeable about their products and helpful in explaining the training materials. There is a lot of material and the practice tests are very useful in the preparation of the actual exam. I feel very well prepared to take the exam.

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John Cernazanu
John Cernazanu Program Manager at Kyrio

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

Amani Alawneh
Amani Alawneh Project Management & Sevice Delivery

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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Mohamed I. Hamra
Mohamed I. Hamra Project Manager at TransUnion

I did my PMI-ACP course with Simplilearn. I am really benefited from the course and found it to be well structured. The course contains all the right information for an Agile practitioner. My experience with Simplilearn was worth the time and effort.

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Eric
Eric Program Manager @BASE Company

Clear and concise. A great training!

Shivananda H Wali
Shivananda H Wali Wipro

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

Anton Formoso
Anton Formoso

Very good training delivered by Simplilearn. It was really helpful.

Leena Kishnani
Leena Kishnani Director - Technology and Innovation at Cross-Tab Marketing Services Pvt. Ltd

The course content was elaborate. All the topics were covered in great detail. The case studies gave necessary insights on all the topics.

Zakir Ahmed
Zakir Ahmed

Good tutorial on Program management covering various attributes of PM

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