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PMI: Pgmp Program Management Professional

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1. Approval from the strategic governing board to proceed to the next program phase which is program setup - Program charter or program mandate.

2. Oversees the progress of the program and the delivery of the coordinated benefits from its components. Implementation is critical for the success of a program since it is difficult for an individual to manage complex programs.

3. Comprised of projects that focus on achieving their individual requirements.

4. Recommended to assist program control and management as well as to facilitate program governance.

5. Included the organization's knowledge bases such as best practices - lessons learned & historical information - such as completed schedules - risk data - and earned valued data.

6. Defines program management processes - manages schedule and budget at the program level - Defines program quality standards and components - Provides document configuration management - Provides centralized support for managing changes and tracking r

7. Program Management focuses on achieving the benefits aligned with the ______________________.

8. Requires the establishment of processes and measures for tracking and assessing benefits throughout the program life cycle.

9. Program Closure

10. Provides the basis of the progress to program setup - the development of the program's full business case - detailed program plans - and component charters.

11. Coordinates efforts between projects but does not directly manage the individual projects

12. A program must have more than one to function.

13. Purpose is to progressively elaborate the program charter and develop the foundation for the program by establishing an infrastructure and building a detailed "road map" that provides direction on how the program will be managed and defines its key d

14. Goes from Program to the components during the early phases of initiating and planning - and then from the components to the program during the later phases of planning and in the executing - monitoring and controlling - and closing phases.

15. Organizational structure - culture and processes.

16. Inputs to Initiating and planning.

17. Primary objective is to develop in greater detail how a program can be structured and managed to deliver the desired outcomes that were identified in the program mandate.

18. A means of achieving organizational goals and objectives that are so large scale that they cannot be achieved by single projects.

19. Pre-Program Preparations

20. Focused on strategic alignment - investment appraisal - monitoring and controlling of opportunities and threats - benefits assessment and monitoring program outcomes.

21. Program Initiation

22. Program is ended by ________

23. A group of related projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually. Multiple related projects that are initiated during the program's life cycle and are managed in a coordinated fashi

24. _________when funding is approved or program manager is assigned.

25. Followed when benefits are delivered incrementally

26. Status updates - audits - phase-gate reviews - change control

27. Fourth lifecycle phase

28. A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product - service or result

29. Infrastructure (existing facilities and equipment) - Existing human resources - personnel administration (staffing/retention policies - etc.) - company work authorization systems - marketplace conditions - - stakeholder risk tolerances - political c

30. Identification - monitoring and control of the inter-dependencies between the projects; Dealing with the escalated issues among the projects that compromise the program; and tracking the contribution of each project and the non-project work to the co

31. Purpose is to initiate the component projects and manage the development of the program benefits - which were identified during the initial phases. Ends when the planned benefits of the program are achieved - delivered and accepted or a decision is m

32. Supports program manager and provides information on schedule and budget - performance - risks - inter-component status and issues - stakeholder communications - and all other program management information.

33. Understanding the strategic benefits of the program - Developing a plan to initiate the program - Defining the program objectives and their alignment with the organizational goals - Developing a high level business case demonstrating an understanding

34. Second lifecycle phase

35. Focuses on assuring that programs and projects are selected - prioritized and staffed with respect to their alignment with organizational strategies.

36. Influence the program's success and include any or all processes related to the assets.

37. Also known as Executive Steering Group may issue a program mandate which defines the strategic objectives and benefits that the program is expected to deliver.

38. Third phase of benefits management

39. Complies with the needs of corporate governance and also ensures that the expected benefits are realized in a predictable and coordinated manner.

40. Conception - design - manufacturing - service - divestment

41. Application of knowledge - tools - skills and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements

42. ___________ when all compenents within the program have successfully produced their deliverable and have been incorporated into the final product; and that procud has been delivered or tranistioned into operations.

43. Early in the lifecycle the desired goals and benefits as well as the approach for managing are directed by the ________

44. Often the most time and cost-intensive effort of the program.

45. Part of the Program Initiation phase and is one of its main outputs.

46. Each one functions as a "go" or "no-go" decision point on the program as a whole. Performed to check the program performance against the planned criteria for exit from the phase that has just been completed - and to determine the readiness for procee

47. First phase of benefits management

48. Program Setup

49. Vision and key objectives for success criteria - Expected outcomes and benefits - Program assumptions and constraints - High-level program plan - Known risks and issues - Identifications of suitable business change managers with the ability to influe

50. Purpose is to execute a controlled close down of the program.