Course Description

Programme Management

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Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 22.5 17.5 0 5 0 0 0 17.5 0
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 22.5
Technical PMP/PgMp 17.5
Leadership 0
Strategy 5
PfMP 17.5
  • CEUs: 2.25
  • CPEs: 27
  • Field of Study: Management Advisory Services

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 Programme management is all about managing programmes to maximise benefits realisation, while ensuring that programmes (and their components) align with organisational strategy and overall strategic objectives. Whether new to the field or a seasoned practitioner, this course offers a hands-on approach to programme management.

The course contains an integrated case study and walks participants through the lifecycle of a typical programme, identifying critical success factors at each step of the process. In addition to the latest insights from PMI's Standard for Programme Management, 3rd Edition, and Managing Success Programmes (MSP), this course is packed with practical application tools, techniques and best practices for managing programmes. Attendees will learn to initiate a programme, develop a solid business case, manage stakeholders at all levels, develop a detailed roadmap (including programme and governance plans) and define key deliverables and outputs needed for realising programme benefits. They will also manage change and programme challenges as well as how to close out the programme effectively.

  • Increase your effectiveness and efficiency as a programme manager in achieving the strategic value of a programme 
  • Follow a systematic approach to managing programmes 
  • Apply proven tools and techniques to programme management 
  • Recognise benefits management as the primary responsibility of the programme manager 
  • Use a standard vocabulary for programme management 
  • Distinguish between projects, programmes and portfolios; and project management, programme management and portfolio management 
  • Describe the programme life cycle and recognise the value of following this approach 
  • Understand the critical success factors of programme management; maintaining alignment with strategy, managing benefits and stakeholders and executing programme governance

This course uses digital materials.

  • Introduction to Programme Management

    Relationships and differences between projects, programmes and portfolios

    Programme life cycle

    Interdependence between projects and programmes

    Critical success factors for programme management

  • Programme Proposal

    Strategic benefits of programmes

    Organisational mission, vision and values, and how they influence strategy

    Alignment of programme objectives and organisational objectives

    High-level business case

    The programme manager's role

  • Programme Initiation and Approval

    Characteristics of effective programme managers

    Programme charter

    Stakeholder management plan

    • Schedules
    • Cost estimates

    Programme approval

  • Program Planning

    Programme management plan

    • Define programme scope, including project and non-project work
    • Programme architecture
    • Benefits realisation plan

    Plan for the remainder of the programme

    Programme infrastructure setup; including governance tools, PMO, facilities and other processes

    Metrics for measuring and controlling the programme

  • Delivery of Capabilities and Benefits

    Governance structure for monitoring and controlling programme components

    Factors for project sequencing in order to meet programme objectives and realise benefits

    Programme coordination, management and monitoring

    Response to programme changes and execute corrective actions when necessary

    Coordinate activities between programme components/projects

    Management of changes and benefits impacting the organisation

  • Programme Closure

    Stakeholder communication

    Programme closure and benefits realisation

    Programme closure activities

    Transition to operations and maintenance

    Lessons learned

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