PgMP Certification Preparation Training

The PgMP credential recognizes the effort involved in program management, including coordinating project teams, product delivery, support, operations, and people from other functional groups.


This course covers the essential PgMP terminology, tools, and techniques covered on the PMI PgMP exam, improves your program management competency, and increases your ability to contribute to your company’s success.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively navigate the program management discipline and successfully prepare for the PgMP certification exam.

Course Objective

The key objectives of the PgMP credential are to teach you:

  • Key program management principles relevant to this exam
  • Key PgMP terminology and definitions
  • How to identify and sequence projects to help estimate, schedule, and optimize resources
  • How to set up communication, collaboration, and reporting structures
  • Various tools and techniques essential for PgMP exam success

Course Structure


  • Programs vs. Projects vs. Portfolios
  • Benefit Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • “The Standard for Program Management” overview
  • The Five Process Groups and the Nine Knowledge Areas
  • Program Life Cycle vs Program Management Process

  • Establishing Program Direction
  • Defining the Program Scope and Charter
  • Defining Accountability, Roles and Responsibilities
  • Differentiating Between Program and Project Resources
  • Establishing Governance, Tools, Finance and Reporting
  • Identifying Success Criteria
  • Interface and Transition Planning
  • Planning Program Scope, Schedule, Cost, Resources and Quality
  • Planning Program Communication, Risk and Procurement
  • Integrating Constituent Project Plans
  • Determining Program Deliverables and Tasks

  • Acquiring and Developing the Program Team
  • Peforming Quality Assurance and Information Distribution
  • Consolidating Project and Program Data
  • Monitoring Program Performance
  • Chartering Constituent Projects
  • Assigning Project Managers and Allocating Resources
  • Establishing Consistent Project Standards
  • Controlling Program Risks, Issues, Communication and Contracts
  • Measuring Benefits Realization
  • Forecasting Simulated Program Outcomes
  • Managing Program-Level Issues
  • Applying the Change Management Plan

  • Closing Components and Contracts
  • Comparing Actual and Planned Quality, Cost, Schedule Values
  • Executing the Transition Plan
  • Initiating a Benefits-Realization Measurement
  • Releasing Resources
  • Reporting Lessons Learned

Entry Requirements


For anyone to apply for a PgMP training course and thereby a PgMP certification, the applicant must have:

    • A four year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent), with at least four years of project management experience and four years of program management experience


  • A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent), with at least four years of project management experience and seven years of program management experience

If you have not gained enough experience in project and program management to meet these eligibility requirements, consider the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential.

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