The general objective is to support the capabilities of trainees and decision-makers in facing the future by building logical thinking skills, studying adherence to procedures, enhancing the efficiency of processes and technical operations, as well as linking stakeholders and speeding up implementation through modern methodologies in applying internationally accredited Program Management Professional (PgMP®) practices. The training aims to provide all the necessary knowledge and tools for successfully passing the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) PgMP® certification exam and assist program managers in translating international program management standards into realistic and practical techniques and applications. Throughout the training period, a comprehensive review of program management activities will be conducted, and program managers’ skills will be improved in six key areas (governance, prioritization, escalating specific issues to higher authorities, resource management, achieving desired benefits, stakeholder management). Real-world issues related to the field will be addressed, action plans will be developed, and trainees will learn best practices in program management and innovative approaches to dealing with problems and challenges within communities, as well as incorporating modern technology and advanced techniques into the administrative and executive framework of secretariats and municipalities.
By the end of this training program, each trainee will, God willing, be able to:
- Understand the material and pass the exam to obtain the certification on the first attempt, God willing.
- Assist trainees in developing the application for the exam, which is the most significant challenge for this certification.
- Develop a comprehensive study plan, review materials, and solve practice tests:
- Understand program management and its relationship with portfolios and projects.
- Comprehend the role of a program manager.
- Learn the process of conducting feasibility studies for programs, developing program charters, and creating roadmaps.
- Manage the delivery, transition, and sustainability of program benefits.
- Apply program governance practices and design and implement governance frameworks.
- Understand the program life cycle.
- Identify and deliver the program’s defining activities.
- Manage risks, quality, scope, procurement, and financial aspects of the program.
- Close the program effectively.
- Review and summarize the curriculum with a focus on the key points for the international exam and solve the most important questions.
- Prepare and get ready for the Program Management Professional (PgMP) exam.
- The Purpose of Program Management Standard
- What is a Program?
- What is Program Management?
- Relationships between Portfolio Management, Programs, and Projects and their roles in organizational project management (OPM)
- Relationships between Organizational Strategy, Program Management, and Operations Management
- Business Value
- Role of the Program Manager
- Role of the Program Sponsor
- Role of the Program Management Office (PMO)
Program Performance Management Areas
- Definitions of Program Performance Management Area
- Interactions within Program Performance Management Area
- Linkages between Organizational Strategy, Portfolio Management, and Program Management
- Advantages of Portfolios and Programs
- Advantages of Programs and Projects
Program Strategy Alignment
- Program Business Case
- Program Charter
- Program Roadmap
- Environmental Assessments
- Program Risk Management Strategy
Program Benefits Management
- Benefits Identification
- Benefits Planning and Analysis
- Benefits Delivery
- Benefits Transition
- Benefits Sustainability
Engaging Stakeholders in the Program
- Identifying Program Stakeholders
- Analyzing Program Stakeholders
- Planning Stakeholder Engagement in the Program
- Engaging Stakeholders in the Program
- Stakeholder Communications in the Program
- Program Governance Practices
- Roles in Program Governance
- Designing and Implementing Program Governance
Program Lifecycle Management
- Program Lifecycle
- Managing Program Activities and Integration
Supporting Program Management Processes
- General Secondary Certificate (Diploma, High School, or Equivalent)
- 48 months of project management experience or PMP
- 84 months of program management experience within the last 15 years or a 4-year degree
- 48 months of project management experience or PMP
- 48 months of program management experience within the last 15 years
- Strategic Program Management – 15%
- Program Lifecycle – 44%
- Initiating the Program – 6%
- Planning – 11%
- Executing – 14%
- Controlling – 10%
- Closing the Program – 3%
- Benefits Management – 11%
- Stakeholder Management – 16%
- Governance – 14%
- 150 mandatory questions
- 20 optional questions
- 170 total exam questions
- 4-hour exam duration
- Anyone interested in developing their skills in professional program management and gaining sufficient experience in this evolving field.
- Mayors and Deputy Mayors.
- All individuals interested in passing the Professional Program Management exam.
- Portfolio, program, and project managers.
- All officials working in portfolio, program, and project offices.
- Project, program, and portfolio consultants.
- All officials working in the strategic planning field.
- Executive managers and company directors.
- Department heads in municipalities (Municipal Agency for Development, Building Permits Department, Investment Department, Survey Department, Technical Department, Roads Department, Lands and Encroachments Department, Facilities Maintenance Department, Municipal Services Agency) who are interested in program development.
- All professionals working in urban planning.
- Research and development officers in cities and municipalities.
- Officers responsible for implementing development projects in local and municipal authorities.
- All individuals interested in developing curricula and strategic plans for professional program management in cities and municipalities.