This course includes an integrated case study that will provide you with the opportunity to walk through the entire life cycle of a program while facing the types of realistic challenges you will surely encounter.
- Course Outline
Learn How To
- Increase the effectiveness of an organization's approach to program management
- Initiate and organize a large-scale program to implement business strategy
- Manage stakeholder relationships effectively
- Manage, execute and control a successful program consisting of multiple, related projects
- Establish and implement program governance to ensure consistent alignment with organizational strategy
- Ensure the realization of program benefits
Program managers are, above all else, change agents. Their roles have evolved in most organizations from that of managing multiple projects to implementing business strategy through an integrated portfolio of projects involving the management of multiple teams and executive-level stakeholders. As such, the program manager today requires a refined set of business and leadership skills that are vastly different from that of a project manager. Yet, being an effective program manager generally requires a firm foothold in project management. To many, program management is the next logical step in the career progression of one of the world's fastest growing disciplines.
This course includes an integrated case study that will provide you with the opportunity to walk through the entire life cycle of a program while facing the types of realistic challenges you will surely encounter. You'll learn tools and techniques for program governance, effectively managing stakeholders and ensuring that your program realizes its benefits and strategic objectives. You will learn "real-life" best practices presented and facilitated by instructors who have "been there, done that".Course Topics
- Defining Program Management
- Range of project oversight
- Portfolios vs. portfolio management
- Program vs. program management
- Projects vs. project management
- Linking Programs to Strategic Goals
- Real-world examples
- Business case
- Program Charter
- Program Management Life Cycle
- Pre-program set-up
- Program set-up
- Establishing program management and technical infrastructure
- Deliver the benefits
- Close the program
- Maintenance and Support
- Three themes of Program Management
- Benefits management
- Program governance
- Stakeholder management
- Program Planning
- Basic considerations
- Feasibility study
- Program management plan
- Stakeholder management
- Program architecture and benefits map
- Program Management Office
- Purpose and benefits
- Process control
- Process support
- Process Improvement
- Strategic goal alliance
- The Program Manager's Role in Delivering the Benefits
- Manage enterprise programs and projects
- Manage change
- Provide support
- Reporting Tool
- Checking program "health" through program and project reviews
- Program Risk Identification, Analysis and Response StrategyProfessional Development Units PDUs:
Field of study: Management Advisory Services
This course meets FAI's senior/expert level project management requirements for FAC-P/PM. To view additional required reading material please
- Prerequisites & Certificates
Certificate of Completion
- Cancellation Policy
ctc TrainCanada - We Never Cancel*:
We are unique in the corporate training field in that we do not cancel desktop applications courses due to low enrollment. When there are less than 3 students, ctc TrainCanada will personalize the class (students then receive more time with the instructor to address their individual needs allowing the student to complete the full course in less time) or connect the student remotely to a class at one of our other branches via TrainLive remote classroom instruction. *Microsoft Certified Courses and other technical courses require a minimum enrollment of three students. Business Skills courses require multiple students in order to run due to the interactive nature of the training. Selected Desktop Applications courses may require a minimum enrollment of two students to run. ctc TrainCanada® reserves the right to deliver Microsoft Certified and other technical courses via TrainLive remote classroom instruction in order to guarantee the course to run.
ctc TrainCanada Cancellation policy:
You may cancel or reschedule this registration in writing with no penalty with a minimum of 10 business days' notice prior to the first day of the course. Full payment is required if you cancel or reschedule this registration within 10 business days prior to the first day of the course. However, substitutions are welcome. If you do need to cancel or reschedule a publicly scheduled course within the 10 day non-cancellation period (not a client dedicated course), payment is to be made and a training voucher for a public course will be issued to you. This allows you to attend a future date for the same course at no charge (subject to availability).
No-shows will not be issued a training voucher.
Complimentary Service: We offer all our students coffee, tea, juice or pop, muffins or pastries in the morning and cookies baked in our own oven each afternoon.
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