Program Management: Identifying Your Objectives

For your program to be successful you have to understand the needs you are trying to fill. This course will teach you how to design a program that fills your organization's needs and will put you on your way to earning your PMI PgMP® certification.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 10, 2017
Duration
2h 13m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 10, 2017
Duration
2h 13m
Description

Have you had success delivering individual projects for your organization, but now you're ready to make the jump to delivering an entire program? In this course, Program Management: Identifying Your Objectives, you'll learn fundamental knowledge to assess the strategic needs of your organization so you can design programs that will fill those needs effectively. First, you'll learn how to interpret your organization's vision and strategy so you can understand where your program fits into that strategy. Next, you'll explore how to complete critical program planning activities, such as defining a program plan, creating a program roadmap, and writing a program charter to ensure that your program gets off on the right foot. Finally, you'll cover how to identify the benefits that your program will deliver, and estimate both the financial and non-financial values of each benefit so your organization can better understand its expected return on its investment in your program. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of program management necessary to properly assess your organizational needs, and enabling you to design a program that fills those needs for your organization.

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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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Jeremy Jarrell and welcome to my course PgMP – Identifying Your Objectives. I‘m a Pluralsight author and mentor who helps teams deliver great products.

Are you considering pursuing PMI’s PgMP certification, or are you a program manager who wants to better understand how your program can fit into your organization’s strategic plan?

In this course, we are going to learn how to thoroughly understand your organization’s vision and strategy so you can better design a program the fully contributes to that strategy.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  1. How to assess the needs of your organization so you can better understand how your program can fill those needs
  2. How to create a compelling business case that will win further investment in your program from your organization
  3. How to develop a well defined program plan, roadmap, and charter that will demonstrate you’ve invested the proper level of planning into your program
  4. As well as how to understand the benefits that the successful delivery of your program will yield to your organization
  5. And you’ll learn what to expect if you are considering pursuing PMI’s PgMP certification to further your career
By the end of this course you’ll understand how to create an initial plan for the execution of your program as well as be well on your way to preparing for PMI’s PgMP certification.

Before beginning this course you should be familiar with basic project management concepts and practices such as those practices often discussed in association with PMI’s PMP certification.

From here, you should feel comfortable diving into further program management practices with courses on:
  1. Stakeholder management
  2. Program governance
  3. And program execution and delivery
I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn how to assess your organizational needs with the PgMP — Identifying Your Objectives course, at Pluralsight.