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PMI: Pgmp Program Management Professional

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. 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






2. 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






3. A common outcome or a collective capability that is delivered






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






5. Components can begin ____ after the program begins.






6. The program has received the "approval in principle" from a selection committee.






7. Third lifecycle phase






8. First phase of benefits management






9. 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.






10. 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.






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






12. 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






13. May not necessarily be interdependent or directly related






14. Third phase of benefits management






15. Program is ended by ________






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






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






18. Organizational structure - culture and processes.






19. The formal document that consolidates all the available information about the program.






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






21. Projects related only by a shared client - technology - seller - or resources - A collection of components (i.e. projects - programs - portfolios - and other work such as maintenance and related ongoing operations) that are grouped together to facili






22. 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.






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






24. Followed when benefits are delivered incrementally






25. Establishing a project governance structure to monitor and control the projects - Initiating projects in order to meet program objectives - Ensuring component deliverables meet the requirements - Analyzing the progress to plan - Identifying environme






26. Management oversight of a program






27. 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






28. Fifth lifecycle phase






29. Delivery of Program Benefits






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






31. Pre-Program Preparations






32. End result and expectations - Timeline for program benefit realization - Program budget - Risks and issues - Dependencies - assumptions - constraints - Management of the program and components - Other required services - Program






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






34. Scope definition and planning - Requirements definition - decomposition - validation and management - Benefits definition - decomposition - management - cost and realization - Activity definition and sequencing - Duration estimates - Sched






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






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






37. Requires the establishment of processes and measures for tracking and assessing benefits throughout the program lifecycle.






38. 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






39. Justification - vision - strategic fit - outcomes - scope - benefit strategy - assumptions and constraints - components - risks and issues - time scale - resources needed - stakeholder considerations - program governance - and the initial high-level






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






41. First lifecycle phase






42. Second lifecycle phase






43. Aligning the vision - mission and values - Developing an initial detailed cost and schedule plan - Conducting feasibility studies - where applicable - Establishing rules for make/buy decisions as well as those for selecting subcontractors - Develo






44. 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






45. Can happen all at once at the end or incrementally unlike projects which usually deliver only at the end.






46. Program Initiation






47. Review status of benefits with stakeholders - Disband the program organization - Disband the program team - Dismantle the infrastructure and ensure arrangements are in place for appropriate redeployment of all physical resources - Provide customer su






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






49. Program Setup






50. In a portfolio the program's ____________ receive inputs from the portfolio domain.