P980 Program Management Professional (PgMP)® Certification Exam Preparation

The PgMP® credential recognizes advanced experience, skill and performance in the oversight of multiple related projects and their resources aligned with an organizational objective. PgMP® credential 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 stand-alone fashion.


 The training approach includes:

  • Discussing topics
  • Completing a simulated exam per each topic
  • Discussing the exam solutions
  • Completing learning exercises
  • Completing an integrated exam

Course objectives

 Prepare for obtaining the PgMP® certification;

  • Implement a solid program management methodology from program initiation to project closure
  • Understand program management principles, concepts, processes, tools and techniques;
  • Learn how to adapt program management practices to specific situations;

Who Should Attend

As project managers advance in their careers, the experience they gain in managing multiple, related projects and making decisions that advance strategic and business objectives demonstrates this competence. As employers demand program managers who can support the strategic objectives of the organization, PgMP® credential holders will gain a distinct advantage in employment and promotional opportunities over their peers.

 In What Industries

Government, Real Estate Development, Aerospace, Defense, Engineering and Construction, Manufacturing and Industrial, Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Power and Water Utility Plants, Education and Training, Retail, Financial Services, Information Technology, Telecommunication, Automotive, Media Production, E-Business Enablers, Marketing and Sales, Pharmaceuticals, Environmental Management, Hospitality Management, Shipbuilding and Repair Yards.

Course Outline


Day One

Module 1 – About

  • Course content and agenda
  • About the course materials
  • About the certification
  • About the exam

Module 2 –Framework

  • Projects, programs and portfolios;
  • Understanding project and program success;
  • Constraints
  • Program life cycle, project life cycles and product life cycles;
  • Program and project management knowledge areas;
  • Functional, matrix and projectized organizations;
  • PMO;
  • OPM3
  • Stakeholders and their roles;
  • Performance domains

Module 3 – Program strategy alignment

  • Organizational strategy and program alignment
  • Program roadmap
  • Environmental assessment

Module 4 – Benefit management

  • Identification
  • Analysis and planning
  • Delivery
  • Transition
  • Sustainment

Day two

Module 4 – Stakeholder management

  • Stakeholder identification
  • Engagement planning
  • Engagement

Module 5 – Program governance

  • Governance boards and responsibilities
  • Typical roles
  • Governing bodies
  • Supporting activities

Module 6 – Life cycle management

  • Program definition
  • Program benefits delivery
  • Program closure

Day three

Module 7 – Communications management

  • Communications planning;
  • Information distribution;
  • Performance reporting;

Module 8 – Financial management

  • Cost estimation;
  • Financial framework establishment
  • Financial management plan
  • Component cost estimation
  • Cost budgeting
  • Financial monitoring and controlling
  • Financial closure

Module 9 – Integration management

  • Initiation
  • Program management plan
  • Infrastructure development
  • Delivery management
  • Performance monitoring and controlling
  • Transition and benefit sustainment
  • Closure

Day Four

Module 10 – Procurement management

  • Procurement planning
  • Procurement
  • Procurement administration
  • Procurement closure

Module 11 – Quality management

  • Quality planning
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control

Module 12 – Resource management

  • Resource planning
  • Resource prioritization
  • Resource interdependency management

Day Five

Module 13 – Risk management

  • Risk management planning;
  • Risk identification;
  • Risk analysis;
  • Risk response planning;
  • Risk monitoring and controlling;

Module 14 – Scope management

  • Scope planning;
  • Scope control;

Module 15 – Schedule management

  • Schedule planning;
  • Schedule control;

Module 16 – Exam simulation

  • Exam simulation;
  • Exam analysis and diagnosis;


A certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend and complete the program. This Course will entitle delegates to 21 Professional Development Units (PDU’s) required for the PgMP® Exam.

PgMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.