Program Management : Successfully Managing a Group of Related Projects - In collaboration with IIL India

PMI North India Chapter brings you another learning and PDU earning opportunity, in collaboration with IIL India. Learn about "Successfully Managing a Group of Related Projects", in a 2 day workshop on Program Management. PMI North India Chapter is bringing you this program at deep discounting, this program is priced @ USD 1595, as a standard offering from IIL India. This program is best suitable for practitioners with knowledge of PMI / PMBOK standards or performing role of Sr. Project Managers / Program Management

Course Outline

Program managers coordinate the efforts of marketing groups, project teams, product delivery, support, operations and people from other functional groups, including multiple suppliers and business partners. Their goal is to ensure that proposed business changes, complex products and processes are implemented to deliver on the programs’ strategic benefits and objectives.

The goal of this course is to equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques to set up, plan, manage and control programs based on the most recent PMI® Standard for Program Management. You will learn and apply the principles of program management through a case study and up to thirteen exercises.

We recommend that participants have between three and five years of project management experience. Additionally, PMP® certification - or a good working knowledge of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (the PMBOK® Guide) - is also desirable.

Course Level

Who Should Attend
You should attend if you plan, control or manage the execution of complex projects or programs made up of multiple projects often with operational activities. Roles of suggested participants include: IT application managers, product managers, event managers and consultants. Others who can benefit from this course include those who manage projects within programs, aspiring program managers, portfolio managers, program management officers, project management officers, functional managers, marketing directors, consultants or researchers.

By attending this workshop you’ll learn how to:

  • Describe the program management process and its benefits
  • Use program management vocabulary and terminology
  • Identify the characteristics of a successful program
  • Create an initial project plan
  • Identify and be able to perform the major aspects of program initiation, program control, and close-out
  • Identify and describe cultural change issues in implementing project management

Course Overview

Getting Started

  • Introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals and objectives

Project Management Context and Concepts

  • Programs, projects and portfolios: what they are and how they relate
  • Program management and program managers: managing complex efforts to realize benefits
  • Benefit management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Governance: program management office and program boards
  • The Standard for Program Management overview

    Program Management Life Cycle

  • The difference between program life cycle and program management processes
  • Characteristics of program life cycle
  • Benefit management and program life cycle
  • Program governance and program life cycle
  • Five phases of program life cycle
  • Initiating the program
  • Authorizing constituent projects
  • Initiating a team
  • Planning the Program

    • The program management plan
    • Interface and transition planning
    • Planning program scope, schedule, cost, resources and quality
    • Planning program communication, risk and procurement
    • Planning measurement and performance evaluation

Executing the Program

  • Directing and managing program execution
  • Acquiring and developing the program team
  • Performing Quality Assurance and information distribution
  • Managing procurement activities

Monitoring and Controlling the Program

  • Program integrated change control
  • Monitoring and controlling program work
  • Controlling program resources, scope, quality, schedule and cost
  • Controlling program risks, issues, communication and contracts
  • Measuring benefits realization

Closing the Program

  • Closing the program
  • Closing components
  • Closing contracts
  • Interim and post-program reviews


  • What did we learn, and how can we implement this in our work environments?

Speaker Profile

Ramesh Gupta is a recognized trainer, coach, and mentor with over thirty years of experience in teaching project management, and engineering subjects. During his career, Ramesh has fulfilled various roles including Head of Quality, Head of Project Management Office (PMO), and Director of Training. He is an expert in project management, CMMI, and ISO implementation. He has designed and conducted numerous courses on these topics and at various levels of the organization.