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

3. Management oversight of a program

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

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

6. 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.

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

8. First phase of benefits management

9. 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.

10. 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

11. 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

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

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

14. Program Setup

15. 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

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

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

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

19. Second lifecycle phase

20. Followed when benefits are delivered incrementally

21. 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

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

23. 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.

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

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

26. Organizational structure - culture and processes.

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

28. 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.

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

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

31. Third phase of benefits management

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

33. 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

34. 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

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

36. Fourth lifecycle phase

37. 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

38. Third lifecycle phase

39. Pre-Program Preparations

40. Inputs to Initiating and planning.

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

42. 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.

43. Delivery of Program Benefits

44. 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.

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

46. 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.

47. Program Initiation

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

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

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