Understanding the Interaction of the Program Manager with Project Managers

In this post, we will review the interaction between the program and project teams and how a program manager interacts with the various project managers on the program team including defining the flow of information and communication between project teams and the overall program. Here are a few important guidelines. First, it’s important to realize [...]

Program Management Maturity and its Value for an Organization

Program management maturity refers to the degree to which an organization engages in formalized methods and processes to select, prioritize, fund, initiate, and execute its programs. Better program management maturity allows the organization to select strategic programs that can deliver the maximum benefits for a positive and optimum ROI. In general, achieving a higher degree [...]

Defining a Program’s Interaction with the Program Governance Board

When establishing program governance for a newly established program, a program manager takes on the responsibility for establishing program governance that governs all aspects of the program. In this context, the program manager is responsible for the governance of the program. This includes governing all the components and projects of the program and issues related to [...]

PgMP Certification Examination Outline

The PgMP exam is based on the prevailing standard for program management. As the current PgMP standards are based on "The Standard for Program Management - Third Edition", the exam is based on that specific standard. The third edition outlines five program management performance domains. They are: Program Strategy Alignment, Program Benefits Management, Program Stakeholder [...]

Difference in PMP and PgMP Certifications – Preparation and Qualification

PMP Certification Examination The PMP and PgMP are certifications offered by the PMI. The PMP (Project Management Professional) certification focuses on the Project Management discipline and covers the knowledge, process areas, and best practices related to the profession of project management as formulated by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This knowledge, referred to as the [...]

Project Charter Template and Contents

This post delineates the key sections that should be included in a project charter document. Document Date Project Name Project Description Project Sponsor Key Stakeholders Project Goals Project Users and Audience Project Assumptions Project Risks Project Dependencies Project Scope (Overall) In-scope Activities Out-of-Scope Activities Team and Resource Requirements (Skills and Experience) High level Resource Responsibilities [...]

Objectives and Benefits of an Organization’s Project Management Office (PMO)

Project Management Offices (PMOs) provide various benefits for organizations, especially those that have a number of projects and programs. The following lists some of the objectives and benefits of having a PMO in organizations. One of the primary reasons for the PMOs is to put a centralized organization focus on the delivery of projects and [...]

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