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PMI: Pgmp Program Management Professional

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1. 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






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 Initiation






4. 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






5. Management oversight of a program






6. 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






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






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






9. 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






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






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






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. 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






14. 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






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






16. The centralized coordinated management of a program to achieve the program's strategic objective and benefits. It involves aligning multiple projects to achieve the program goals and allows for optimized or integrated cost - schedule - and effort.






17. Fifth lifecycle phase






18. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






25. Lead to shutdown of the program organization and infrastructure.






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






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






28. 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.






29. 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






30. First lifecycle phase






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






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






33. 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






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






35. 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






36. Similar to program and project domains - portfolio managemetn and program management domains interact in their ________






37. 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






38. Pre-Program Preparations






39. Program is ended by ________






40. Organizational structure - culture and processes.






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






42. Program Closure






43. 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






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






45. One of the truest measures of an organization's intent - direction - and progress. Guides investment decisions - resource allocation - and priorities of an organization.






46. 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.






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






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






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






50. Components can begin ____ after the program begins.