Program Management Professional Certification

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Program Management Professional Certification

March 4, 2019 - April 3, 2019

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Program Management Professional Certification


Program Management Professional Certification :

With business going around the globe, work performed to meet these business goals is also going round the globe.  With innovations all over and ever-changing stakeholders in such a Volatile, uncertain, complex, and Ambiguous environment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to efficiently and effectively perform in such business environment

Program management is increasingly recognized as a skill that enable organization and individuals achieve strategic goals and induced organization transformations in high level of uncertain and ambiguous business environment.

The program manager has significant responsibilities and must maintain a strong collective strategic vision. It must supervise project managers, ensuring commitment and satisfaction of stakeholders and ensure that the benefits are obtained and transferred to operations in a sustainable manner.

The Program Management Professional Certification (PgMP)® recognizes advanced experience, skill and performance in the oversight of multiple, related projects and their resources aligned with an organizational objective. Program Management Professional certification holders oversee the success of a program – a way to group multiple, related projects to achieve benefits that may not be realized if the projects were managed in a standalone fashion.

As project managers advance in their careers, the experience they gain in managing multiple, related projects and making decision that advance strategic and business objectives demonstrates this competence.  As employer’s demand program managers who can support the strategic objectives of the organization, Program Management Professional certification holders will gain a distinct advantage in employment and promotional opportunities over their peers.  This also help project managers expand career development opportunities.



Program Management Professional Certification - PgMP certification


The Program Management Professional certification workshop objectives :

To equip participants with program management knowledge as defined by PMI (Project Management Institute, USA) required to take and pass the Program Management Professional Certification (PgMP)® exam.


Target audience :

  1. Program managers, who manage multiple related projects, operational component and have an overview of Project Management methodology as in the PMBoK® Guide.
  2. Portfolio managers, directors who need to understand the program management.
  3. Project managers who have a passion towards Program management and pursuing career progression.


Overall approach :

Way to the Program Management Professional Certification and beyond ! 150 – 200 hours effort to PgMP®


Stage 1 : Acquire knowledge

(around 36 hours : 12 meetings of 3 hours each)

On-line :

  • Discussion on general management, program management fundamentals;
  • Insights into the Standard of Program Management, Examination Content Outline and other related standards;
  • Practice questions;
  • Share experiences;
  • Question analysis and answering techniques.


Stage 2 : Build knowledge 

(around 80 hours)

Off-Line :

  • Transform concepts from one form to another;
  • Assignments to get insight into program management;
  • Program Management Professional Certification Examination Content Outline analysis;
  • 500+ Questions covering domains;
  • 2 PgMP® simulation exams (170 questions each).

On-line :

  • PgMP® Certification Question & answer sessions;
  • Study groups;
  • Apply for the Program Management Professional Certification ( if not applied already).


Stage 3 : Consolidate knowledge

On-line / Off-Line :

  • Program Management Professional Certification intense study;
  • Important topics;
  • Unresolved topics;
  • Online Question and Answer meetings;
  • Study groups.


Stage 4 : Take the PgMP® Exam

  • Prepare and take the Program Management Professional Certification Exam.

Program Management Professional Certification


Program Management Professional Certification Course Outline :

Introduction to the Workshop
Introduction to Program Management
Program Management Performance Domain and Life Cycle
Program Strategic Alignment
Program Stakeholder engagement
Program Benefit management
Program Governance
Program Communication Management
Program Finance Management
Program Quality Management
Program Procurement Management
Program Scope Management
Program Schedule Management
Program Risk Management
Program Integration Management


Program Management Professional Certification Course Delivery:

  • 35 hours of ILVC (Instructor Led Virtual Class) discussion oriented training
  • Online collaboration tool: Gototraining
  • Online access to Courseware, session videos, other study aids such as PgMP® formulae, Exam analysis
  • 850+ questions through simulator, organized into domain specific practice questions and 2 mock exams of 170 exam type questions
  • Program Management Professional certification application review assistance
  • 8 hours post training support by mail/ group online meetings. Additional hours on chargeable basis
  • Membership to the Program Management Professional Whatsapp community
  • Study plan support
  • 32 Professional Development Units (32 PDUs)
  • Course completion certificate
  • Introduction to Program Management Professional Certification


Program Management Professional Certification Standards and References: 

(Not included, PMI members can download free of cost)

  • PMI : SPMv3 (Standard for Program Management – Version 3)
  • PMI : PMBoK® Guide v6 (Project Management Body of Knowledge – Version 6)
  • PMI : Managing Change in Organizations – A practice guide
  • PMI : Program Management Professional Certification ECO (Examination Content Outline)


Mentor Profile

Program Management Professional Certification

Harisha Lakkavalli – PgMP®, PMP®



  • Overall 25+ years industry experience 15+ years of Portfolio, Program, and project management in systems engineering, service delivery management and production support & maintenance.
  • Managing a program of 1200+ month effort with 80+ engineer team covering full life cycle from contract negotiation to product sustenance.
  • Trained 275+ PgMP® (Program Management Professional Certification) and PMP® (Project Management Professional Certification), PMI-RMP® (PMI Risk Management Professional) aspirants across the world, leading to their credential.
  • Certified Program Management Professional (PgMP)® and Project Management Professional (PMP)®. Good working knowledge of ISO9000 and CMMI.
  • Worked in various management roles at global companies – SunMicrosystems, Infineon Technologies, Intec.
  • Telecom BSS solution Delivery management from a team of 180+ engineers to clients across the world.
  • Customer engagement: Pre-sales, proposal preparation, critical reviews, product development, verification, support and maintenance.
  • Domain: Telecommunications (2G/3G mobile handset, BSS/OSS – Billing, Rating and customer care), middleware development, industrial automation.
  • Built credibility, established rapport and maintained work relationship with stakeholders in a multi-site, cross culture development environment.
  • Vendor management and partner collaboration
  • Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship with business transition skills and proven operational excellence.
  • Self- motivated and proactive adviser with a positive mindset. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Indian captive center development: Organizational development and process framework set-up for interacting with stakeholders in a multi-site, multi-cultural environment spread across geographical locations.




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