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PMI: Pgmp Program Management Professional

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

2. Focuses on the analysis of the available information about organizational and business strategies - internal & external influences - program drivers - and the benefits that involved parties expected to realize.

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

4. Later in the lifecycle the project status - risks - changes - costs - issues - and other information affecting the program are reported by the ________

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

6. 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

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

8. Management oversight of a program

9. Third phase of benefits management

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

11. 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.

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

13. ___________ 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.

14. 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

15. Third lifecycle phase

16. Followed when benefits are delivered incrementally

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

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

19. 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

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

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

22. Program Manager must have _________________ to deal with various stakeholders including team members - sponsors - managing directors - customers - vendors - and senior management - and other program stakeholders.

23. Begins when funding is approved or when the program manager is assigned.

24. Program is ended by ________

25. 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

26. Conception - design - manufacturing - service - divestment

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

28. Components can begin ____ after the program begins.

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

30. An outcome of actions and behaviors that provides utility to the Organization.

31. Program Setup

32. Change impact in either lifecycle can be felt in the other.

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

35. 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.

36. 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

37. First phase of benefits management

38. Desired outcomes - Benefits analysis - which identifies and plans for their realization Strategic fit within the organization's long term goals. - Total available resources - Estimated time scale - costs - and effort required to set-up - manage and d

39. Pre-Program Preparations

40. Fourth Phase of benefits management

41. Delivery of Program Benefits

42. Program Closure

43. Often occurs immediately after product delivery and customer acceptance. Sometimes occurs after product transitions into an operational phase and is managed by normal operations.

44. Translated by the program team from the Initiating and Planning processes.

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

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

47. 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

48. Organizational structure - culture and processes.

49. May not necessarily be interdependent or directly related

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