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Program Management Professional ( PgMP ®) Training Course

4 Days Instructor Led Course | 21 PDUs

PgMP Training Course Objective

This world-class PgMP training course will help Program Managers translate the International Standard for Program Management into real-world technologies and real-world applications. Over the course Program Managers will review the entire Program Management process from beginning to end, and improve their skills in six major areas of focus—including Governance, Prioritization, Escalation, Resource Management, Benefits Realization, and Stakeholder Management. Trainees will also learn from practicing Program Managers, share real-world issues with the group, develop action plans, and learn Program Management best practices.

PgMP training course provides the information that you need to prepare for PMI’s credential, the Program Management Professional ( PgMP ®). At the same time, it gives you the knowledge, in an organized and experiential framework that you need to improve your program management competency and your ability to make a contribution to program success.

Targeted Audience

Project managers, project management office personnel, managers and executives who want to learn about this approach, and program managers who want verify that they are employing the best practices of program management.

Delivery Method

  • Instructor-led, 4-Days intensive PgMP® training program
  • Material and discussion language will be in English


Exam Prerequisite

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 6,000 hours of project management experience
  • 10,500 hours of program management experience


  • Four-year degree
  • 6,000 hours of project management experience
  • 6,000 hours of program management experience


Exam Price

  • Member: US$800.00
  • Non-member: US$1,000.00


Exam Format

The PgMP examination consists of 170 multiple-choice questions. Of the 170 questions, 20 are considered pretest questions. Pretest questions do not affect the score but are used in examinations as an effective and legitimate way to test the validity of future examination questions. All questions are randomly placed throughout the examination.

  • No. of Scored Questions (150)
  • No. of Pretest (Unscored) Questions (20)
  • Total Examination Questions (170)
  • Allotted Examination Time (4 Hours)

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PgMP Training Course Outline

Introduction to Program Management

Foundation Concepts

  • Programs, projects and portfolio definitions, differences, and how they relate
  • The definition of a component and how it relates to a program
  • Representative program management life cycle
  • Role of the program manager and the program office
  • The difference between the program management practice and performance domains

Program Register and Knowledge Asset Management

  • Program registers, and how they are used to manage knowledge assets
  • Knowledge asset management, beginning with the data, information, knowledge, and wisdom (DIKW) Model
  • Knowledge assets and relationship to the performance domains
  • The program manager as a knowledge asset manager

Types of Programs

  • Perspectives on programs to establish the “right” perspective
  • Categories of programs, from the program standard
  • Scenario-based questions

Program and Organization Strategy Alignment

  • An overview of the Program Strategy Alignment performance domain
  • Exploration of the elements of strategic alignment, i.e., the business case and program roadmap
  • Exploration of organization maturity and strategic alignment

Program Management Lifecycle

Phase 1: Program initiation

  • Establishing program direction
  • Defining the program scope and chart
  • Defining accountability, roles, and responsibilities
  • Differentiating between program and project resources
  • Establishing governance, tools, finance, and reporting
  • Identifying success criteria

Phase 2: Program planning

  • Interface and transition planning
  • Planning program scope, schedule, cost, resources, and quality
  • Planning program communication, risk, and procurement
  • Integrating constituent project plans
  • Determining program deliverables and tasks

Phase 3: Program execution

  • Acquiring and developing the program team
  • Performing quality assurance and information distribution
  • Consolidating project and program data
  • Monitoring program performance
  • Chartering constituent projects
  • Assigning project managers and allocating resources
  • Establishing consistent project standards

Phase 4: Program monitoring and control

  • Controlling program risks, issues, communication, and contracts
  • Measuring benefits realization
  • Forecasting simulated program outcomes
  • Managing program-level issues
  • Applying the change management plan

Phase 5: Program closure

  • Closing components and contracts
  • Comparing actual and planned quality, cost, and schedule values
  • Executing the transition plan
  • Initiating a benefits-realization measurement
  • Releasing resources
  • Reporting lessons learned

Approval Delivery of Program Benefits

  • Authorize and monitor projects
  • Administer program procurements
  • Communications and coordination
  • Change management
  • Performance measurements
  • Program level issue management
  • Escalation actions
  • Program benefits realization
  • Direct and manage program execution
  • Monitor and control the program
  • Manage program issues
  • Program governance oversight
  • Manage program benefits
  • Program completion

Stakeholder Engagement

An overview of the Program Stakeholder Engagement performance domain
Exploration of each stakeholder engagement performance domain activity:

  • Program stakeholder Identification
  • Stakeholder engagement planning
  • Stakeholder engagement

Training Schedule for PgMP Course

City Date Duration Time Language Original Price Special Offer Price Venue Registration
Khobar 24 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016 4 Days 5:30pm -
English SAR 5,500 - TBA Click Here
Riyadh 14 Nov 2016 - 17 Nov 2016 4 Days 5:30pm -
English SAR 5,500 - TBA Click Here
Jeddah 05 Dec 2016 - 08 Dec 2016 4 Days 5:30pm -
English SAR 5,500 - TBA Click Here