Program Management Training

Course 3611

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate

In this program management training course, you will learn the best practices, including how to:

  • Develop a business case
  • Align program requirements with organisational objectives
  • Execute a program roadmap
  • Establish a governance framework
  • Manage stakeholders

Programme Management Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Programme Management Training Benefits

Developed by expert programme managers and based on the approaches of organisations such as the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Learn how to set up and manage a project roadmap

Align projects and their goals with the wider organisational strategy

Test your knowledge in the included end-of-course exam

Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching

Program Management Course Outline

  • Program roadmap
  • Program management plan
  • Managing the Benefits

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Distinguishing between a project and a programme
  • Defining programmes, projects, and portfolios
  • Clarifying the roles of the project and programme managers
  • Setting up a Programme Management Office (PMO)

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Develop the vision, goals, objectives, and assess the maturity of your organisational strategy
  • Define business, data, application, and technology architectures
  • Describe the organisational portfolio
  • Assessing the “as-is” and future “to-be” states
  • Specify required changes to existing systems and processes
  • Establish required new systems and retirement of systems
  • Avoid the “Shelfware” syndrome

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Create and structure a defendable programme business case
  • Determine costs and benefits of a business case
  • Identify and analyse risks and opportunities

In this module, you will learn how to develop the programme scope and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), including:

  • Establishing programme components
  • Selecting major milestones
  • Developing the roadmap
  • Estimating the programme costs
  • Developing subsidiary plans
  • Determining resources
  • Generating an acquisition strategy
  • Developing a programme transition plan
  • Identifying and delivering programme benefits
  • Planning benefit realisation
  • Reviewing and optimising benefits realisation
  • Transitioning and sustaining benefits

In this module, you will learn how to develop the programme scope and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), including:

  • Establish the proper governance structure
  • Distinguish between programme, portfolio, and organisational governance
  • Define the decision-making authority
  • Identify and create programme stakeholder profiles
  • Generate a stakeholders register
  • Establish the programme management team

In this module, you will learn how to develop the programme scope and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), including:

  • Design the programme dashboard to assess programme health
  • Establish dashboard utilisation and updates
  • Identify the necessary metrics and select their sources
  • Identify, classify and assess programme risks, opportunities, probabilities, and impacts
  • Identify and resolve programme issues

In this module, you will gain the leadership, management, and communication skills necessary to lead a programme, including:

  • Setting the vision
  • Protecting the team
  • Dealing with adversity
  • Understanding and working with stakeholder expectations
  • Establishing and following the processes
  • Selecting the right people for the right roles
  • Negotiating resources
  • Communicating effectively with staff at all levels
  • Driving proper communications between project teams
  • Ensuring proper communications with all stakeholders

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Program Management Training FAQs

To succeed in this course, you should have experience managing or serving on multiple project teams.

Programme management is managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving an organisation's performance.

A programme manager plans the programme and coordinates the efforts between projects, but doesn’t manage them.

Certification candidates and existing credential holders are responsible for reporting all Continuing Certification Requirements Program (CCR) activities to PMI. To report the completion of a Learning Tree course, you can use the Online PDU Resources System.

  1. Go to the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements System
  2. Log in with your username and password
  3. Locate the claim code associated with your course in the table in this document
  4. Click on “Report PDU for this activity”
  5. Fill in the date started and date completed
  6. Click on the box agreeing this claim is accurate and then submit

PDU Information for This Course:

  • Total PDUs: 23
  • Technical PDUs: 8
  • Leadership PDUs: 5.5
  • Strategic & Business PDUs: 9.5
  • PMI Claim Code: 1154Y5O77Z

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.