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Program Management: Managing Multiple Related Projects Successfully

Program Management: Managing Multiple Related Projects Successfully

Why Attend

This course aims to enable participants to plan, manage and control programs that include multiple projects to obtain benefits that are not available from managing these projects individually. Participating in this course will teach participants how to align the program and its projects with the organization’s strategy, develop program plans, create control mechanisms, and manage internal and external stakeholders. 

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Overview
Course Methodology

The course uses interactive techniques, such as brief presentations by the consultant and the participants. The course also features several group exercises and case studies followed by plenary discussions and the use of computer programs for simulation. 

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define a program and all its components, as well as identify the role of the program manager
  • Produce a plan that aligns the program with the organization's strategy
  • Develop the components of program management plans that include scheduling, budgeting, and resource allocation and use MS Project as a tool to manage these components
  • Identify, analyze, and engage internal and external stakeholders to meet program objectives
  • Formulate metrics and dashboards to report the health of the program
Target Audience

This course has been designed for program managers, senior project managers, and project managers who are managing multiple related projects simultaneously. 

Target Competencies
  • Program management
  • Planning
  • Stakeholder management
  • Reporting
  • Governance
  • Developing metrics
Note

Meirc has been reviewed and approved by the PMI® Authorized Training Partner Program. This course is worth 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Course Outline
  • Introduction to Program Management
    • Definition of program management
    • Criteria for a successful program manager
    • Roles and responsibilities of the program manager
    • Program manager competencies
    • Program life cycle phases
    • Program management performance domains
  • Program Strategy Alignment
    • Evaluating and selecting projects
    • Program business case
    • Program charter
    • Program roadmap
    • SWOT analysis
    • Program benefits realization
  • Program Management Planning
    • Developing the program Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Developing the program schedule
    • Program milestone chart
    • Program resource management planning
    • Establishing resource pool
    • Program budgeting
    • Program cashflow planning
    • Program planning using MS Project
  • Program Stakeholder Engagement
    • Program stakeholder identification
    • Program stakeholder analysis
    • Stakeholder engagement assessment matrix
    • Leading program stakeholders
    • Program governance
    • Phase gate reviews
  • Program Metrics
    • Program metrics categories
    • Earned value method
    • Budget variance
    • Designing a program dashboard
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