Program Management: Executing Your Program Successfully

Executing a large-scale program is difficult. This course, Program Management: Executing Your Program Successfully, will teach you how to start your program, handle unexpected developments, and ensure your program’s benefits continue after delivery.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 1, 2018
Duration
1h 30m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 1, 2018
Duration
1h 30m
Description

Executing a large-scale program composed of many smaller component projects is a challenging proposition. In Program Management: Executing Your Program Successfully, you will learn foundational knowledge to ensure that your entire program runs successfully, from start to finish. First, you will learn how to start each of your program’s component projects on the right foot as well as how to work more effectively with each member of your program team. Next, you will cover how to manage the execution of your entire program once it’s in-flight as well as how to handle any unexpected developments which may occur along the way. Finally, you will discover how to review the status of each of your program’s component projects in a way that helps your stakeholders understand how each component project is contributing to your program’s overall goals as well as how to ensure the benefits delivered by your program’s component projects will continue long after closure. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of program management needed to successfully execute and deliver a large-scale program that delights your stakeholders.

About the author
About the author

Jeremy Jarrell is an agile coach and author who helps teams get better at doing what they love. He is heavily involved in the technology community, both as a highly rated speaker throughout the United States.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Jeremy Jarrell and welcome to my course, Program Management: Executing Your Program Successfully. I'm a Pluralsight author and mentor who helps teams deliver great products. Did you know that the key to a successful program is the successful execution of each of that program's component projects? In this course we are going to learn the steps that you can take to be sure that each of your component projects are executed successfully. Some of the major topics that we will cover include how to ensure that all of your program's component projects start off on the right foot as well as how you can invest in and build relationships with each member of your program team and you'll learn how you can manage the execution of each of your program's component projects once they're implied as well as how to respond to any unexpected developments that may emerge along the way. You'll also learn how to review the outcomes of each of your component projects in a way that helps your stakeholders understand how all of your projects are working together to deliver value for your organization as well as how you can ensure each component project is closed successfully so the benefits that they create will continue to add value long after closure occurs. By the end of this course you will know how to execute your entire program successfully so you can be sure that your program delivers the best outcomes for your organization. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how you can ensure the successful execution of your program with the Program Management: Executing Your Program Successfully course at Pluralsight.

Managing the Ongoing Execution of Your Program
My name is Jeremy Jarrell and welcome to Managing the Ongoing Execution of Your Program, part of the PGMP: Executing Your Program Successfully course of the PMI PGMP learning path. In the last module you learned how to build relationships with each member of your program team as well as how to provide them with the feedback that they need in order to reach their true potential. In this module you will learn how to manage the execution of your program once it's in flight and how to respond to the unexpected events, which will inevitably arise along the way. To do this you'll learn how to respond to program risks, which may emerge during execution as well as how to handle the unexpected developments to your program's component projects that may also emerge. And you'll learn how to understand how your program is progressing overall as well as what to do when your program's progress is not quite what you expect. Throughout this course series we've invested significant time in discussing the up-front planning of a program before program execution begins and this is for a good reason as investing heavily before program execution can dramatically reduce the risks that may emerge during execution, but a program environment is a complex and unpredictable system and many unexpected events may occur during that execution. So truly effective program managers must also be able to adjust their program management techniques on the fly in order to respond to these unexpected events. In this module you'll learn techniques for recognizing and responding to the unexpected as it occurs as well as how to take the steps necessary to keep your program on track.

Closing Your Program’s Component Projects
My name is Jeremy Jarrell and welcome to Closing Your Program's Component Projects, part of the PGMP: Executing Your Program Successfully course of the PMI PGMP learning path. Closing a project is the final step in the project development lifecycle, but what happens in these project closure activities? Contrary to what you might believe, project closure activities involve more than simply completely all work items that have been defined in your project plan. While completing all work defined in your project plan is important, project closure activities are most concerned with ensuring that your project has successfully delivered all benefits that were expected by your project stakeholders and that a plan for the proper sustainment of those benefits exists after delivery. In the last module you learned how to review your program's performance both at the individual component project level and the overall program level as well as how to respond to unexpected deviations in your program's performance. In this module you'll learn how to enable the successful completion of your program's component projects through effective project closure activities that should be performed at the end of each project's lifecycle. To do this you'll learn what activities should be performed as part of your project closure process, as well as how to ensure that the deliverables that were created by each of your component projects meet the expectations of your project's stakeholders and you'll learn how to share any lessons learned from the closure activities of each of your component projects with your entire program team.