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Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
For Senior Management Professionals who are responsible for managing multiple projects and their resources to achieve strategic business objectives. It’s a level above PMP® credential.
Importance of PgMP®certification:
  • Demonstrates your knowledge and skills to manage programs and achievehigher level organizational goals.
  • Enhances your visibility and value for taking up senior positions.
Organizations achieve better ROI by grouping related projects as programs and developing Program Management Competence
Our students’ success and career growth testifies the value of our Certification Courses.  
Familiarize yourself with:
  • Who should attend?
  • Course Synopsis
  • Eligibility
  • Exam pattern and course fee
  • Support
  • Unique PMAC Advantage
  • Testimonials
  • Maintain your PgMP®Certification
Who should attend?
Senior project managers, program managers, portfolio managers, functional heads, business managers, PMO heads, Project/ Program/ Portfolio Governance heads, and senior management professionals, such as DGM, GM, VPs, HODs, COO, CTO, CFO, CEO, and other seniors.
Course Synopsis
Duration: 4-day/ 35 contact hours; PDUs: 35; Course ID: PMAC 66
The new PgMP® Course incorporates Domain Tasks, Knowledge and Skills, and Cross-Cutting Knowledge and Skills used in multiple domains, as defined by PgMP® Examination Content Outline, published by PMI® for new exam effective 1st February, 2012. The workshop educates on the most contemporary program management practices and higher level business functions.
Learning Objectives
This intensive workshop helps you:
  • Acquire knowledge of Program Management Best Practices;
  • Attain advanced expertise for senior roles as program managers; Help organizations grow program management maturity; and
  • Develop proficiency for passing PgMP® credential exam.
Domain 1: Strategic Program Management (aligned to Revised PgMP® exam effective 1st February, 2012)
Program Management Framework and Strategic Program Management
  • Defining a program
  • Programs, projects and portfolios definitions, differences, and relationships
  • Program Management Office
  • Role of program manager and Program Office (based on Latest PgMP® Exam Content Outline)
  • Program management skills and knowledge areas
  • Program-External Factors (Organizational Process Assets, Enterprise Environmental factors
  • Perform Initial Program Assessment
  • Establish High Level Roadmap with milestones and initial estimates
  • Establish High Level Framework for setting baseline for program definition, planning, and execution
  • Define Program Mission Statement
  • Evaluating Organization’s Capability
  • Identify benefits
  • Estimate high level financial and nonfinancial estimates
  • Evaluate program objectives
  • Obtain program charter approval
  • Identify integration opportunities and needs
  • Exploit strategic opportunities for change (in relation to the business environment)
Group Discussion: How to identify opportunities and benefits that achieve organization’s strategic business objectives through programs? The participants gain insights into situations and questions relating to Domain 1 and master topics for success.
Practice Exam
Domain 2: Program Life Cycle (aligned to Revised PgMP® exam effective 1st February, 2012)
Initiating the Program
  • Key Tasks covered:
  • Develop Program Charter
  • Converting Strategic Objectives into High Level Program Statements
  • Developing High Level Milestone Plan
  • Developing Accountability Matrix
  • Establishing Standard Measurement Criteria
  • Program Kick-off
  1. Program initiating processes covered:
  2. Initiate program
  3. Define program goals and objectives
  4. Establish program financial framework
Group Discussion: How to define the program and constituent projects, and obtain agreement from the stakeholders? The participants gain insights into situations and questions and master topics for success.
Practice Exam
Planning the Program
  • Key Tasks covered:
  • Develop detailed program scope statement
  • Create program WBS
  • Establish program management plan and schedule (integrating constituent plans for projects)
  • Optimize program management plan
  • Define PIMS
  • Establish monitoring and escalation mechanism (identify and manage open project level issues)
  • Develop transition/integration/closure plan
  • Develop KPIs (key performance indicators)
  • Monitor key human resources for program and projects and determine opportunities to enhance team
  • Performance
Program planning processes covered:
  • Define program goals and objectives
  • Plan program scope
  • Develop program management plan
  • Identify program stakeholders
  • Plan program stakeholder management
  • Plan communications
  • Plan and establish program governance structure
  • Plan for audits
  • Plan program quality
  • Plan program risk management
  • Identify program risks
  • Analyze program risks
  • Plan program risk responses
  • Develop program infrastructure
  • Develop program requirements
  • Develop program architecture
  • Develop program WBS
  • Develop program schedule
  • Develop program financial plan
  • Establish program costs
  • Budget program costs
Plan program procurement
Group Discussion: How to define program scope and develop the program, including all constituent projects, and all activities that occur within the program?
  • Develop Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
Practice exam
  • Executing the Program
  • Key Tasks covered:
    • Chartering and initiating constituent projects
    • Establishing consistency
    • Establishing communication feedback process
    • Leading human resource functions (training, mentoring, and recognizing)
    • Project Manager’s Performance Review
    • Executing appropriate program management plans (quality, risk, resourcing, and communication, etc)
    • Project and program data consolidation
    • Evaluating program status
    • Approve constituent projects closure
Executing processes covered:
  • Direct and manage program execution
  • Manage program resources
  • Manage program architecture
  • Manage program component interfaces
  • Engage program stakeholders
  • Distribute information
  • Conduct program procurement
Approve component initiation
Group Team Activity: Teams are formed and provided program case studies with challenges and issues. Teams discuss and arrive at solutions. Presentations highlight learning on how to manage program execution to achieve the program’s objectives and deliver program benefits.
Practice exam
Controlling the Program
Key Tasks covered:
  • Analyze variances and trends
  • Update program plans
  • Manage program level issues
  • Manage changes
  • Conducting impact assessments
  • Managing risks
Controlling processes covered:
  • Monitor and control program performance
  • Monitor and control program scope
  • Monitor and control program schedule
  • Monitor and control program finances
  • Manage program stakeholder expectations
  • Monitor and control program risks
  • Administer program procurement
  • Manage program issues
  • Monitor and control program changes
  • Report program performance
  • Provide governance oversight
Manage program benefits
Group Exercise: How to monitor progress, update program plans as required and manage change and risk?
Practice Exam
  • Closing
    Tasks covered:
    • Complete program performance analysis
    • Obtain stakeholder approval
    • Execute transition
    • Post review
    • Reporting lessons learned
Closing processes covered:
  • Close program
  • Approve component transition
  • Close program procurement
Group Exercise: How to finalize all program activities, including all constituent projects, executing transition plan, archive, obtain approvals, and report.
Practice exam
  Domain 3: Benefits Management (aligned to Revised PgMP® exam effective 1st February, 2012)
  • Develop benefits realization plan
  • Identify and collect synergies and efficiencies
  • Develop sustainment plan
  • Monitor metrics
  • Verify closure to check benefits
  • Maintaining benefits register
  • Analyze and update benefits realization and sustainment plans
  • Develop transition plan
Group Activity: How to define, create, maximize, sustain the benefits provided by the program.
Practice Exam
  Domain 4: Stakeholder Management (aligned to Revised PgMP® exam effective 1st February, 2012)
  • Plan program stakeholder management
  • Identify program stakeholders
  • Engage program stakeholders
  • Manage program stakeholders
Group Activity: How to capture stakeholder needs and expectations, gain and maintain stakeholder support, and mitigate/channel opposition.
Practice Exam
  Domain 5: Governance aligned to Revised PgMP® exam effective 1st February, 2012)
  • Plan/establish program governance structure
  • Plan for audits and program quality
  • Approve component initiation
  • Provide governance oversight
  • Manage program benefits
  • Monitor and control program changes
  • Approve component transition
Group Exercise: Issues and Solutions (relating to processes and procedures for maintaining program management oversight and decision-making support for applicable policies and practices throughout program management life cycle)!
The percentage distribution of questions, according to PMP Examination Outline published by PMI:
Practice Exam
  Program Management Professional (PgMP)® Examination Next Steps
  • Application process and eligibility criteria
  • Tips for success
  • Future support framework
Highly interactive with case studies, group activities, discussions, and exercises.
Delivered by renowned faculty who makes learning fun and provides rich practical
insights both for your exam success and real-life career advancement.
What we offer
  • Copyrighted course material
  • Practice Exams
  • Post-program support and mentoring
  • After PgMP® certification, Guidance on how to leverage the qualification for growing in your career.
Over 14,000 people have benefited from our training programs.
Education Level Project Management Experience Program Management Experience
Secondary Degree (High School or Equivalent) or higher Four-year degree
(bachelor’s degree,
global equivalent or
higher degree)
Four years (6,000 hours) project management experience. Minimum four years (6,000 hours) of project management experience Seven years (10,500 hours) program management experience. Minimum four years (6,000 hours) of program management experience.
Note: We support you in filling your application form in case you require assistance.
Exam Pattern
The new structure effective 1st February, 2012 has changed about 56% and contains 5 domains, 72 tasks, and 126 knowledge and skills. The delivery of the course follows the same pattern in which real-life programs are governed as well as the new exam questions are sequenced. The new exam pattern is as follows:
Domain Number of Tasks % of questions
Domain1: Strategic Program Management 11 15%
Domain 2: Program Life Cycle 35 44%
Domain 3: Benefits Management 8 11%
Domain 4: Stakeholder Management 7 16%
Domain 5: Governance 11 14%
PgMP Exam Fee
Testing Type PMI Member Non-member
Computer-based testing $1,500 $1,800
Paper-based Testing $1,200 $1,500
    We extend post-program support to our students in terms of facilitation in filling up exam application, resolution of queries, and mentoring to ensure solid preparation and success. Our courses and support has not only ensured goal-achievement but has also groomed personalities to capture newer opportunities.
Unique PMAC Advantage
The participants gain benefits which are rare:
  • You learn from renowned industry experts who don’t just teach but provide crucial practical insights for real-life success.
  • Our consulting experience ensures logical understanding and transforms your mindset and personality. Our students continue to excel with superior knowledge and better personality thanks to our focus on real-life applicability of topics we teach in the class.
  • Mentoring during exam preparation, clarification of doubts, and assessment of your readiness to ensure 100% success.
  • We are the only organization that provides unique post-certification voluntary support to help you leverage your qualification and advance your career, through our vast network and contacts.
We take pride in delivering Best-in-Class Courses. Our students continue to grow in their career due to knowledge and skill enhancement, and then better contribution to their organizations.
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Maintain your certification*
If you are PgMP® credential holder, you need to renew it every three years by earning 60 PDUs. There is no re-exam. Renewal Fee:
Certification Renewal PMI Member Non-member
PgMP Credential Renewal $60 $150
Through our programs, we offer pre-approved professional development units (PDUs) necessary for certification renewal, according to your CCR Cycle. As a special gesture, we have highly discounted PgMP® Renewal Offers for our students.
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