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Program Management Professional (PgMP®)

International Institute of Project Management (IIPM®), a Global Registered Education Provider (REP) of PMI®, USA is conducting PgMP® Exam Prep Course Public / Corporate Training Courses in the week ends / weekdays totaling to 40-PDUs for continuing education covering all 5 process areas of The Standard for Program Management Guide. Other customized timings can also be worked out depending on the corporate clients' convenience. The below modules of the PgMP® Exam Prep Course offered by us highlight and explain briefly the contents of each modules. (for PgMP® certification eligibility criteria, please visit the website www.pmi.org)

  IIPM proudly announces the launch of Program Management Professional (PgMP®), the new credential for Program Managers.

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Program Management Professional (PgMP®)

   PMI’s newest credential is specifically developed to acknowledge the qualifications of the professional who leads the coordinated management of multiple projects and ensures the ultimate success of a program. You will benefit from the many advantages of this new designation. Candidates who earn this credential will be internationally recognized as professionals with the knowledge and experience to make and implement the important decisions and accomplish the strategic objectives that enhance business results.

   Candidates pursuing the new credential must meet specific eligibility requirements and agree to adhere to a code of professional conduct. Candidates’ competence will be evaluated through a sequence of assessments:

  • The initial assessment of competence occurs through the application process. Prior to a candidate becoming eligible to pursue this credential they will be evaluated through an extensive application process including review of education by PMI staff and review of professional work experience by a panel of program managers.

  • The next step of competence assessment occurs with the multiple-choice exam in which candidates will be called upon to demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge to a variety of situational or scenario-based questions.

  • The last competence assessment occurs through a multi-rater assessment in which a team of raters that the candidate selects will evaluate the candidate’s competence in a work environment to perform germane tasks of a program manager as defined through the examination specification.

Program Overview

  The Program includes all process areas of The Standard for Program Management Guide, New Project Management Body of Knowledge 4th Edition (PMBOK® Guide) and practical examples from the field to help you to establish program management practices in your organization. This program management training will challenge your staffs’ thinking, introduce you to new management concepts and provide you with the essential principles necessary for professional / project success.

Who Should Attend

  CEOs, Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Chief Purchase Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Project managers, Chief Operations Officers (COOs), Program Managers, Project Managers, Project Engineers, Design Engineers,  Portfolio Managers, Assistant General Managers, Program Managers, Vice Presidents, General Managers, Deputy General Managers, Assistant, Vice Presidents, Group Vice Presidents, Project Managements Consultants, Venture Capitalists, Bankers, Financial Analysts, Chartered Accountants,  Project Leaders, Administrators, Industrial Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Project Coordinators, Operating Managers, Functional Managers, Information Technology Professionals, Software Architect, Quality & Testing Project Engineers, Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineers, Procurement Specialists, Event Mangers, R&D Managers, others involved directly or indirectly with Program & Project Management.

Eligibility Criteria

With Baccalaureate Degree or the Global Equivalent

Over the last 15 consecutive years, candidate must have at least:

  • Four years of project management experience.


  • Four years of program management experience.

Without Baccalaureate Degree or the Global Equivalent

Over the last 15 consecutive years, candidate must have at least:

  • Four years of project management experience.


  • Seven years of program management experience.

* Candidates who have obtained degrees from a University that has been accredited by PMI through the Global Accreditation Center program will receive a 1,500 hour reduction in the amount of program management experience required for eligibility.

   The examination will be managed through Prometric in the same manner as other PMI credentials. Candidates can schedule their PgMP® examination as soon as their application passes the review process. This could happen as early as 6 March 2007.

Key Deliverables 

The course consists of the following excellent deliverables. Some of the key deliverables are:

  • Excellent Training Materials aligned to The Standard for Program Management Guide-One copy per participant.

  • Additional Training Materials - One copy per participant

  • PgMP® Exam Prep Course Practice Model Questions Bank

  • PgMP® Exam Prep Course oriented Tips & Traps- A very useful deliverable

  • PgMP® Exam Prep Course Process-wise Questions Distribution pattern - A very good input.

  • Industry oriented Practical Tips - Tips that carry lots of practical use.

  • IIPMPMPCERT-Yahoo group - Free Subscription to all IIPM Patrons to exchange news and views about PM-
    A very useful group for discussion, doubts, templates, tips etc.

  • Access to an excellent library with 250 International books on Project / Portfolio / Program Management. The library can be used for further study related Situational Questions on exam and for references / research work on any topic in Program Management.

  • PgMP® Education / Contact Hours Certificate will be issued for use by the candidates as necessary.

  • Guest House for outstation candidates: IIPM can arrange for well-furnished, A/C Guest House accommodation for outstation candidates @ Rs. 900/- per day extra. IIPM understands your needs. This is a special additional service to our outstation candidates.

  • Extra Study Hours includes:

      - Internet Exercises
      - Tests
      - Submission of Case Studies 

The Program Structure

     PgMP® Exam Prep Courses are scheduled around the world at convenient locations.  This optional 35-hour contact education course can be taken either on

  •   2 Week-ends (Sat / Sundays) 9.0 am thru 6.0 pm 

  • Continuous days Sat - Tue, 9.0 – 6.0 pm for 4 days  

Course Content:

Module 1


  The Standard for Program Management provides guidelines for managing programs within an organization. It defines program management and related concepts, describes the program management life cycle and outline related processes.

1.1 Purpose of The Standard for Program Management
1.2 What is a Program?
1.3 What is Program Management
1.4 The Relationship Between Program Management and Portfolio Management
1.5 The Relationship Between Program Management and Project Management
1.6 Program Management in Organizational Planning
1.7 Themes of Program Management
         1.7.1 Benefits Management
         1.7.2 Program Stakeholder Management
         1.7.3 Program Governance

Module 2

    Program Life Cycle and Organization

  The Program Life Cycle and Organization describes some of the key life cycle considerations in the program management context.

2.1 Program Life Cycle
2.2 Program Themes Across the Program Life Cycle
       2.2.1 Benefits Management and the Program Life Cycle
       2.2.2 Stakeholder Management
       2.2.3 Program Governance Through Phase-Gate Reviews
2.3 Program Management Life Cycle Phases
       2.3.1 Program Governance Across the Life Cycle
       2.3.2 Phase One: Pre-Program Set Up
       2.3.3 Phase Two: Program Set Up
       2.3.4 Phase Three: Establish Program Management and Technical Infrastructure
       2.3.5 Phase Four: Deliver the Benefits
       2.3.6 Phase Five: Close the Program

Module 3

    Program Management Processes - Introduction

  The Program Management Processes are primarily integrative in that they coordinate the outputs of various projects to derive the desired program outcomes.

3.1 Themes in the Program Management Life Cycle
         3.1.1 Benefits Management
         3.1.2 Stakeholder Management
         3.1.3 Program Governance
3.2 Program Management Process Groups
3.3 Common Program Management Process Components
         3.3.1 Inputs Common to Program Management Processes
         3.3.2 Outputs Common to Program Management Processes

Module 4

    Initiating Process Group

  Initiation of a program occurs as the results of a strategic plan, a strategic initiative to fulfill an initiative within a portfolio, or as the result of a decision to bid for a contract from an external customer.

4.1 Initiate Program
4.2 Authorize Projects
4.3 Initiate Team

Module 5

Planning Process Group

  The Planning Process Group contains the processes needed to lay the groundwork for the program and position it for successful execution.

5.1 Develop Program Management Plan
5.2 Interface Planning
5.3 Transition Planning
5.4 Resource Planning
5.5 Scope Definition
5.6 Create Program WBS
5.7 Schedule Development
5.8 Cost Estimating and Budgeting
5.9 Quality Planning
5.10 Human Resource Planning
5.11 Communications Planning
5.12 Risk Management Planning and Analysis
5.13 Plan Program Purchases and Acquisitions
5.14 Plan Program Contracting

Module 6

    Executing Process Group

  The Execution Process Group is comprised of the process that drive the program work in accordance with the program management plan and its subsidiary plans, if applicable.

6.1 Direct and Manage Program Execution
6.2 Perform Quality Assurance
6.3 Acquire Program Team
6.4 Develop Program Team
6.5 Information Distribution
6.6 Request Seller Responses
6.7 Select Sellers

Module 7

    Monitoring and Controlling Process Group

  Monitoring and Controlling involves obtaining and consolidating data on status and progress from individual projects or program packages, at the program level.

7.1 Integrated Change Control
7.2 Resource Control
7.3 Monitor and Control Program Work
7.4 Issue Management and Control
7.5 Scope Control
7.6 Schedule Control
7.7 Cost Control
7.8 Perform Quality Control
7.9 Communications Control
7.10 Performance Reporting
7.11 Risk Monitoring and Control
7.12 Program Contract Administration

Module 8

    Closing Process Group

  The Closing Process Group formalizes acceptance of products, services, or results that bring the program, to completion.

8.1 Close Program
8.2 Component Closure
8.3 Contract Closure

Module 9

9.1 Process Interactions
9.2 Program Management Process Mapping

Program Management Tools and Techniques

1. Expert Judgment
2. Meetings
3. Reviews
4. Policies and Procedures

Benefit Assurance and Sustainment

1. Purpose
2. Background
3. Assuring and Sustaining Benefits
4. Organizational Differences
5. Critical Success Factors

Program Management Controls

A. Standards
B. Policies and Procedures
C. Program Plans
D. Reviews
E. Oversight
F. Audits
G. Contracts
H. Directories and Distribution Lists
I. Documentation
J. Regulations

Examples of Organizational Structuring of Programs

Duration: 4 days (Continuous Days)

Course Fee: Rs. 27,000 + 10.3 % ST

Date: To be scheduled

Faculty Profile:

Mr. O. Arivazhagan, B.E (Honors), PMP, CSSBB, CFM (HFI, USA)

Mr. O. Arivazhagan, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®)  , from PMI®, USA, a Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB), and a Honors graduate in Civil Engineering from University of Madras has, in total, 23 years of cumulative professional experience in Domestic & International EPC/Turnkey Projects, Software projects, and in
conducting Project Management Training programs. He has successfully organized & conducted more than 25,000 person-hours of training(http://www.iipmchennai.com/feedback1.html) in project management around the globe and is a frequent speaker on project management in various corporate, forums/conferences around the world (http://www.iipmchennai.com/Archive.html). He has Managed, Estimated, Designed, Planned, Tendered, Coordinated, Executed projects in various capacities and has handled projects in Industrial, Power sector/ Software fields worth more than US$ 100 million in countries including India, Saudi Arabia and UAE. He has developed/managed software projects for the automation of Industrial structures, Foundation design, Preprocessors for Tower Analysis, CAD fabrication drawings in Auto LISP/VBA/ BASIC. He has managed and implemented large ERP projects for construction project companies. He was General Manager of a large contracting company in the middle-east. He is an active member of PMI®, USA.

  He was on the Board of Directors of PMI's DPC-SIG in the capacity of Vice Chair: Marketing for the period of 2001 to 2004. Also
Mr. Arivazhagan is one the leaders in the DPC Leaders' group.
He has delivered several lectures/training programs on Project Management in India, Middle-East, and Asia-pacific & USA. He is an active user of MS Project 2003. He enjoys teaching/training/consulting and his areas of interests/ specializations are Construction Project Management, Software Project Management & Event/Movie Projects Management.

  Mr. Arivazhagan is a certified film maker/director from Hollywood Film Institute, Los Angeles, USA. His vision is to introduce project management principles and techniques in Movie projects to manage movie projects" on time and within budget”

  Mr. Arivazhagan is also a social activist and is interested in helping the poor and underprivileged in whatever way he can. (http://www.iipmchennai.com/ss.html)

Mr. Arivazhagan is one of Founding Directors of PMI® Chennai Chapter. See chapter.pmi.org/chennai/newletter.html.

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