Program Management Professional (PgMP)

Program Management Professional (PgMP)

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The Program Management Professional (PgMP) course is designed to equip professionals with the skills and knowledge required to successfully manage complex programs. The PgMP certification is globally recognized and validates an individual’s expertise in overseeing multiple related projects, aligning them with organizational objectives, and delivering strategic benefits. This course covers advanced program management concepts, methodologies, tools, and techniques essential for effective program planning, execution, governance, and stakeholder management.


To enroll in the PgMP course, participants should meet the following prerequisites:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma or equivalent).
  • A minimum of four years (6,000 hours) of project management experience.
  • A minimum of four years (6,000 hours) of program management experience. OR
  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent).
  • A minimum of four years (6,000 hours) of project management experience.
  • A minimum of four years (6,000 hours) of program management experience.


The PgMP course utilizes a combination of theoretical instruction, practical case studies, interactive discussions, and experiential learning activities. Participants engage in instructor-led sessions, group exercises, and individual assignments to deepen their understanding of program management principles and best practices. The course incorporates online resources, study materials, and practice exams to prepare participants for the PgMP certification exam.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Program Management
  • Definition and significance of program management
  • Distinctions between projects and programs
  • Roles and responsibilities of a program manager
  • Program Strategy Alignment
  • Strategic planning and program selection
  • Benefits management and realization
  • Stakeholder identification and engagement
  • Program Governance
  • Establishing governance frameworks and structures
  • Program steering committees and governance boards
  • Performance measurement and reporting
  • Program Lifecycle Management
  • Program initiation and planning
  • Program execution, monitoring, and control
  • Program closure and transition
  • Program Stakeholder Management
  • Stakeholder identification and analysis
  • Stakeholder engagement and communication strategies
  • Managing stakeholder expectations and conflicts
  • Program Benefits Management
  • Benefits identification and mapping
  • Benefits realization planning and tracking
  • Benefits dependency management
  • Program Risk Management
  • Program risk identification and assessment
  • Risk response planning and monitoring
  • Program risk governance and mitigation strategies
  • Program Resource Management
  • Resource planning and allocation
  • Program team development and management
  • Conflict resolution and motivation techniques
  • Program Communications Management
  • Communication planning and stakeholder engagement
  • Information dissemination and reporting
  • Effective communication strategies for program success
  • Program Quality Management
  • Quality planning and assurance for programs
  • Quality control and continuous improvement
  • Evaluating program performance and outcomes


Upon completion of the PgMP course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand advanced program management principles, frameworks, and methodologies.
  • Align programs with organizational strategy and objectives.
  • Effectively plan, execute, monitor, and control complex programs.
  • Lead and manage program teams and stakeholders.
  • Identify, assess, and mitigate program risks.
  • Successfully pass the PgMP certification exam.


The PgMP course incorporates practical labs to provide participants with hands-on experience and reinforce learning. Some of the lab activities may include:

  • Developing a program charter and benefits realization plan based on a provided case study.
  • Establishing program governance structures and designing performance measurement frameworks.
  • Conducting stakeholder analysis and developing stakeholder engagement strategies.
  • Creating a program communication plan and delivering a program status report.
  • Performing a risk assessment and developing a program-level risk response plan.

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