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Program Management: Essential Skills for Your Program Success

COURSE TYPE

Intermediate

Course Number

3611

Duration

4 Days

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Developed by expert program managers — and based on approaches consistent with organizations such as GAO, OMB, and other project and program management disciplines — this training course covers key factors for delivering programs. Through realistic scenarios, you learn program management best practices, including how to develop a business case, align program requirements with organizational objectives, execute a program roadmap, establish a governance framework, and manage stakeholders.

Co-authors Richard A. Spires and Hamid Aougab discuss the need for effective program management. WATCH THE VIDEO:

You Will Learn How To

  • Apply program management best practices
  • Align programs with organizational strategy
  • Establish and execute the program roadmap
  • Set up proper governance structure
  • Apply leadership skills and competencies

Important Course Information

Recommended Experience:

  • Attendees should have managed or served on multiple project teams in the past

Course Outline

  • What is Program Management?
  • Distinguishing between a project and a program
  • Defining programs, projects, and portfolios
  • Clarifying the roles of the project and program managers
  • Setting up a Program Management Office (PMO)
  • Aligning Programs and Organizational Strategy

Organizational strategy

  • Developing a vision, goals, and objectives
  • Assessing the maturity of the organizational strategy

Enterprise architecture

  • Defining the business, data, application, and technology architectures
  • Describing the organizational portfolio

Defining the current “as-is” and future “to-be” states

  • Assessing the “as-is” and future “to-be” states
  • Determining which parts of the current state can be used
  • Specifying required changes to existing systems and processes
  • Establishing required new systems and retirement of systems
  • Avoiding the “shelfware” syndrome
  • Aligning program requirements with EA
  • The Program Business Case

Creating a defendable program business case

  • Structuring a business case
  • Using a process and a template

Financial Analysis

  • Determining costs and benefits
  • Applying financial tools

Risks and opportunities

  • Identifying risks and opportunities
  • Analyzing risks and prioritizing initiatives
  • Establishing the Program Roadmap

Program scope

  • Defining program scope
  • Developing the program Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Program roadmap

    • Establishing program components
    • Selecting major milestones
    • Developing the roadmap

    Program management plan

    • Estimating the program costs
    • Developing subsidiary plans
    • Determining resources
    • Generating an acquisition strategy
    • Developing a program transition plan

    Managing the Benefits

    • Identifying program benefits
    • Planning benefit realization
    • Delivering program benefits
    • Reviewing and optimizing benefits realization
    • Transitioning and sustaining benefits
    • Program Governance and Stakeholder Engagement

    Program governance

    • Establishing the proper governance structure
    • Distinguishing program, portfolio and organizational governance
    • Defining the decision-making authority
    • Implementing a program governance

    Stakeholder engagement

    • Identifying program stakeholders
    • Creating stakeholder profiles
    • Generating a stakeholders register
    • Planning stakeholder engagement
    • Developing a program communications plan
    • Establishing the program management team
    • Program Monitoring

    Program dashboard

    • Designing the dashboard to assess program health
    • Establishing dashboard utilization and updates

    Metrics

    • Identifying necessary metrics
    • Selecting source of metrics
    • Assessing metrics benefits vs. costs

    Risks

    • Identifying and classify program risks and opportunities
    • Assessing program risks probabilities and impacts
    • Selecting risks for the dashboard

    Monitor and Control

    • Identifying issues
    • Assessing program health
    • Leading a Program

    Leadership skills

    • Setting the vision
    • Protecting the team
    • Dealing with adversity
    • Understanding and working with stakeholder expectations

    Management skills

    • Establishing and following the processes
    • Selecting the right people for the right roles
    • Mentoring and support
    • Negotiating for resources

    Communications

    • Communicating effectively with staff at all levels
    • Driving proper communications between project teams
    • Ensuring proper communications with all stakeholders
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