PMI PgMP | Strategize & Execute Program to exceed organization's performance with PgMP Certification

PMI PgMP Course Description

If you are one of them who are thinking whether this course is for you or not, wait!
Project manager manages the operations of an individual project within the program. He or she coordinates time, budget, and resources and delegates tasks across the team. Now a Program manager shall be seen as the visionary leader for the overall program, articulating the goals and objectives of the program and how it will impact the business.
Now decide whether you want to be a leader or a person who wish to manage projects. 

Program management represents an approach that can significantly improve results when an organization must undertake an endeavor that is large in scope and complexity. Program management provides a framework for organizing and successfully managing these larger scopes of work. 

Aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) The Standard Program Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc.,  this course provides a step-by-step guide to planning and executing a program of project. Working through case studies with real-world scenarios, you will interact with fellow students to learn and apply the methodologies and good practices of program management.

PMI PgMP Course Learning outcome:

  • Prepare to pass the PMI® PgMP® certification examination
  • Navigate the 47 processes and 12 knowledge areas of The Standard for Program Management 2nd Edition
  • Use effective program management tools and techniques
  • Identify and implement best practice program management governance
  • Relate program delivery to business / strategic objectives
  • Initiate a large-scale program to implement organizational strategy
  • Manage, plan, execute and control a successful program consisting of multiple, related projects
  • Ensure the realization of project and program benefits
  • Effectively manage stakeholder relationships
  • Report and control of programs in an effective manner that utilize best practice reporting tools
  • Analyze methods essential for PgMP® exam success
  • Align your program management experience with PgMP® terminology and definitions
  • Complete sample PgMp practice exams using our LMS exam simulator

PMI PgMP Training Duration

  • Open-House F2F (Public): 3/4/5 days
  • In-House F2F (Private): 4/5 days, for commercials please send us an email with group size to

PMI PgMP Certification - Prerequisites

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 6,000 hours of project management experience
  • 10,500 hours of program management experience 
  • Four-year degree
  • 6,000 hours of project management experience
  • 6,000 hours of program management experience

Development Units

PDU’s - 21 

PMI PgMP Training syllabus includes;

1. Defining Program Management and Related Concepts
  • What are programs, portfolios, and projects?
  • Relating programs, portfolios and projects
  • The five phases of the program management life cycle
  • Conducting pre-program preparations
  • Initiating the program
  • Setting up the program
  • Delivering program benefits
  • Closing the program
  • The program manager’s role in delivering programs

2. Program Benefits Management
  • Identification
  • Analysis and Planning
  • Delivery
  • Transition
  • Sustainment

Program and Organization Strategy Alignment
  • An overview of the Program Strategy Alignment performance domain
  • Exploration of the elements of strategic alignment, i.e., the business case and program roadmap
  • Exploration of organization maturity and strategic alignment

3. Program Management Lifecycle

Phase 1: Program initiation
  • 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

Phase 2: Program planning
  • 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

Phase 3: Program execution
  • Acquiring and developing the program team
  • Performing 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

Phase 4: Program monitoring and control
  • Controlling program risks, issues, communication, and contracts
  • Measuring benefits realization
  • Forecasting simulated program outcomes
  • Managing program-level issues
  • Applying the change management plan

Phase 5: Program closure
  • Closing components and contracts
  • Comparing actual and planned quality, cost, and schedule values
  • Executing the transition plan
  • Initiating a benefits-realization measurement
  • Releasing resources
  • Reporting lessons learned

4. Stakeholder Engagement
  • An overview of the Program Stakeholder Engagement performance domain
  • Exploration of each stakeholder engagement performance domain activity:
  1. Program stakeholder Identification
  2. Stakeholder engagement planning
  3. Stakeholder engagement

5. Program Governance
  • An overview of the Program Governance performance domain
  • Exploration of the program governance standard practices:
  1. Establishment of program governance boards
  2. Responsibilities of the program governance board
  3. Relationship between program governance boards and program management
  4. Common individual roles related to program governance
  5. Programs as governance bodies – the governance of program components
  6. Other governance activities that support program management

6. Program Benefits Delivery
  • Authorize and monitor projects
  • Administer program procurements
  • Communications and coordination
  • Change management
  • Performance measurements
  • Program level issue management
  • Escalation actions
  • Program benefits realization
  • Direct and manage program execution
  • Monitor and control the program
  • Manage program issues
  • Program governance oversight
  • Manage program benefits
  • Program completion

7. Program Closure
  • Program Transition
  • Program Closeout
Keny White


Keny White is Professor of the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, where he has been since 2004. He also currently serves as Chief Scientist of Guavus, Inc. During 2003-2004 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Laboratoire d'Infomatique de Paris VI (LIP6). He received a B.S. from Cornell University in 1992, and an M.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


After working as a software developer and contractor for over 8 years for a whole bunch of companies including ABX, Proit, SACC and AT&T in the US, He decided to work full-time as a private software trainer. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 2001. "What I teach varies from beginner to advanced and from what I have seen, anybody can learn and grow from my courses".


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1. What do I have to do to earn the PgMP?
All candidates must pass two evaluations that include:
  • Application panel review during which a panel of program managers review your work experience and verify any aspect of your application.
  • The multiple-choice examination calls upon you to demonstrate your ability to apply your knowledge to a variety of situational or scenario-based questions.

2. Who are the application reviewers?
A panel of program managers has been appointed to serve as the application reviewers for the PgMP certification. PMI carefully selected members of this panel for their extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of program management. Since PMI appoints these members, there is no formal process available to the public to serve as a volunteer in this capacity. To protect applicants against any potential review bias, PMI will not provide candidate names, demographics, or employment information to the reviewers.

3. What is the PgMP certification value in the market?
Before deciding PgMP credential value, let’s first take a look at an average profile of those who have obtained the credential. If you scan through the email signatures of PgMPs, it is clear that most PgMPs are in senior positions, boasting titles such as 'Senior --', 'Director of --' , and 'VP of --' with several who are successfully managing their own companies and/or consulting firms. Humbly, it’s an impressive group with the typical PgMP having the following attributes:

  • an average of 15 years of project management experience
  • an average of 9 years of program management experience
  • most likely has a Bachelor’s degree and may have a Master’s
  • salary ranges from $US131,000 - $140,000

4. What would be the average salary for holding PgMP Certification?
Find average PgMP Salary figures for US here 
Find average PgMP Salary figures for India here 

5. What about PgMP training material, Do i get one from Pincorps?
Indeed you will get a copy of Pincorps PgMP training material along with PgMP study guide.

6. Do i get PgMP test questions to attempt?
Yes, based on your package you have choosen either PgMP Online training, PgMP classroom training or PgMP bootcamp you will get practce tests and mock exams