Program Management

Program Management Professional (PgMP) is the next logical step in the career progression for most project managers. It is also an ideal certification for the “accidental project managers” who have progressed beyond PMP and yet wish to differentiate themselves. As successful project managers tackle increasingly larger and more complex projects, it will be inevitable that they start to manage a collection of these projects in a program. We believe the Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification can help project professionals not only be more secure in their jobs and vocations, but also a step toward the formal recognition of their skills, experiences, capabilities, and importance to their organizations.

PMO Advisory is likely the biggest PMI Global R.E.P. for Program Management with monthly live virtual courses and quarterly classroom courses. We have also conducted many client onsite training sessions. The secret to our success is rather simple: 1) We hire only the best and certified trainers. 2) We partner with SimpliLearn and license their digital course content to provide maximum flexibility. 3) We developed our own large PgMP practice test bank with over 1,500 questions. 4) We are currently achieving 100% first-time pass rate based on participant feedback. This is an incredible achievement as PgMP is likely the most difficult of the eight PMI certification exams.  Contact us for specials and discounts on our 3-day PgMP Certification Training Course March 3, 4, & 5, 2017 at our New Jersey Training Center!

Program Management Resources

Live Events & Courses

We offer a range of discounts for our courses, especially for early registrants. Click here to learn more.

Practice Tests

  • Program Management Practice Tests – Provide one of the largest test banks with over 1,500 active questions. Practice exams are offered in multiple modes: flexible and exam. We also provide limited free access.
CourseFeeDates
WebinarFREEJan 19
Essentials 1/2 Day Live Virtual$249TBD
Essentials 1 Day Classroom$659TBD
Live Virtual (Intelicamp)$959 - $1,599Jan 11, 18, 25
Classroom 3 Days$2,159 - $3,599Jan 13-15*** / Feb 20-27**


* Training in Northern NJ at PMO Advisory Office
** Training in New York City, Financial District
*** Training in Metro Washington DC, Arnold, MD

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Program Management Details

The Project Management Institute (PMI) introduced the Program Management Professional (PgMP) credential in 2007, and it was designed and positioned as “the gold standard”. The market adoption and the rate of certificates awarded were slow at first mainly due to the Multi-Rater Assessment. For example, when our CEO and Founder, Prof. Te Wu, became PgMP certified in 2010, there was about 580 certificate holders. But when PMI simplified the process and eliminated the Multi-Rater Assessment in 2012, the rate of adoption has been increasing rapidly. Today, there are over 3,000 certificate holders.

Program management is vitally important. Anecdotal evidence and our consulting experiences repeatedly demonstrated the value of this discipline. Arguably, every organization with a relative intense project environment, program management should be one of the key tools for managing business execution. With the success of strategy implementation hovering at the dismal 10%, adopting program management approach manage=ubg large-scale change can significant move that needle positively.

PMO Advisory’s philosophy is to provide the high-quality training. We adopted best-in-class content and enhance them with additional internal development. In this case, we adopted SimpliLearn PgMP course as it provides comprehensive content and eLearning. We then developed a large test bank of over 1,500 questions. We also follow the PMI progress closely as our CEO is a volunteer at global and chapter level. Currently, he is a member of the Core Committee working on the next edition of the Standard for Portfolio Management.

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Program Management Free Webinar – 1 Hour Live Virtual Webinar (1 PDU)

Live virtual webinar to provide an in-depth discussion on the PfMP certifications and a review of our products and services. The PfMP Free Webinar is offered regularly, and registration is required. Participants providing their full information, including the PMI-ID, will earn 1 PDU.

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Program Management Essentials – 1/2 Day Live Virtual & 1 Day In Class

Programs are not just larger projects, which is a common misconception. Programs are multiple individual but related endeavors to create new capabilities or new and often complex products. Organizations utilize program management to achieve benefits that are not obtainable by managing projects discretely.

Program management shares much of the same knowledge and skills as project management, but there are clear differentiations such as program governance, dependency management, financial considerations, and a great need to ensure alignment with organizational strategy.

For project professionals, program management is a natural career progression beyond managing projects. If you are a proven and strong project manager valued by your organization, it may be inevitable that you start to play program management roles as you grow in your organization.

The PgMP exam is significantly more challenging than the PMP exam. Here’s why:

  • Program managers need to understand project management. For example, in the current standard for program management, the traditional project lifecycle is fully embedded.
  • Program managers need to have more advanced understanding of business benefits, which taps into the realm of portfolio management.
  • The exam itself is much more experienced based than PMP, and this simply memorizing inputs, outputs, tools, and techniques would not suffice.

If you want to join this rather exclusive club of about 3,000 professionals, then PgMP is the clear choice.

Course Description

The Program Management Essentials course provides the basic foundation of program management. In addition to discussing the similarities and differences between project, program, and portfolio management, this course focuses on providing audiences with the understanding to more effectively manage programs and work with project managers.

Based on a combination of our consulting methodology and PMI Standards for Program Management, the course covers the major performance domains, lifecycle, concepts, tools, and techniques.

This course is delivered in two formats:

  • The HALF DAY virtual course is instructor-led, real-time, and delivered via web conferencing technology.
  • The ONE DAY physical classroom course is also instructor-led, real-time and delivered in physical classrooms or conference centers around the world. The One Day course will have more time for Q&A, networking, diving deeper into selective topics, and practicing selective tools, techniques, and templates.

Target Audience

The target groups of the Program Management (PgMP) Certification are:

  • Senior project managers and directors who are leading large and complex organization initiatives
  • PMO managers who are managing large projects with the imperative of developing a more program perspective
  • Up and coming project professionals who are ready to take reign of larger projects and programs

We also have seen a high number of senior project operational professionals who are involved in leading and operating transformative projects and programs in their organizations.

Fees & PDUs

  • HALF Day – $249; 4 PDUs (2 Technical, 1 Leadership, 1 Strategic)
  • ONE Day – $659; 8 PDUs (4 Technical, 2 Leadership, 2 Strategic)

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Program Management Live Virtual (Intelicamp®) – 12 Hours Live Virtual Bootcamp (20 PDUs)

Program Management Professional (PgMP) is the next logical step in the career progression of a project manager. As successful project managers tackle increasingly larger and more complex projects, it will be inevitable that they start to manage a collection of these projects in a program. We believe the Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification can help project professionals not only be more secure in their jobs and vocations, but also a step toward the formal recognition of their skills, experiences, capabilities, and importance to their organizations.

The PgMP exam is significantly more challenging than the PMP exam. Here’s why:

  • Program managers need to understand project management. For example, in the current standard for program management, the traditional project lifecycle is fully embedded.
  • Program managers need to have more advanced understanding of business benefits, which taps into the realm of portfolio management.
  • The exam itself is much more experienced based than PMP, and this simply memorizing inputs, outputs, tools, and techniques would not suffice.

If you want to join this rather exclusive club of about 1,500 professionals, then PgMP is the clear choice.

Course Description

Our Intelicamps are real-time, certified expert-led classes delivered virtually to a global audience. It consists of highly accelerated, condensed multi-day training materials delivered in three sessions of four hours each. In the PgMP Intelicamp, we bundle the largest PgMP test bank known in existence with over 1,500 questions. We also provide 12 months of support in which participants can attend additional sessions completely free.

The course content is based on SimpliLearn’s PgMP Course module combined with our consulting war stories, tools and techniques. The benefits for participants are immense as they are receiving both real-time instructor-led training combined with the flexibility of on-demand eLearning.

This virtual learning course is a bundled product, comprised of Online Course and additional value-added services.

  • 10 – 12 hours of real-time, PgMP certified instructor-led sessions via web conference in real-time, divided into 3 sessions of 3-4 hours each
  • Pre-bootcamp live virtual meeting to prepare participants. Estimated session time is 1 hour
  • 11 hours of high-quality expert-led training video
  • Full access to online practice exam with over 1,500 questions for up to a year ($200 value if purchased separately)
  • Latest content on PgMP preparation including war stories
  • Additional simulation exam and chapter end quizzes by our partner
  • Downloadable e-Book

Most importantly, assuming you do your share of studying, you will have unlimited access to above for a year.

Target Audience

The target groups for the Program Management (PgMP) Certification are:

  • Senior project managers and directors who are leading large and complex organization initiatives
  • PMO managers who are managing large projects with the imperative of developing a more program perspective
  • Up and coming project professionals who are ready to take reign of larger projects and programs

We also have seen a high number of senior project operational professionals who are involved in leading and operating transformative projects and programs in their organizations.

Fees & PDUs

The PgMP Intelicamp is offered in three tiers of support: Platinum, Gold, and Silver. Click here to review the details of the various tiers including class size and guarantee to hold the class. Regardless of the tier, all participants earn 40 PDUs (32 Technical; 4 Leadership; 4 Strategic) upon completion of the course.

  • Platinum Tier: $1,699 including 12 hours of instructor-led training, 1 year of support including free attendance in other PgMP, application review, guaranteed to have the class
  • Gold Tier: $1,399. Similar to Platinum except 180 days of support and access. Also, minimize class size required
  • Silver tier: $1,199. Similar to Gold except 60 days of support and access. No application review, class minimize size applies, and money-back guarantee
  • Bronze tier: $959. Similar to Silver except 10 days of email support

If you have already purchased some of our paid products, such as the book and test bank, please insert a comment in the registration and we will deduct those fees.

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Program Management 3 Days Bootcamp – 3 Days (32 PDUs)

Program Management Professional (PgMP) is the next logical step in the career progression of a project manager. As successful project managers tackle increasingly larger and more complex projects, it will be inevitable that they start to manage a collection of these projects in a program. We believe the Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification can help project professionals not only be more secure in their jobs and vocations, but also a step toward the formal recognition of their skills, experiences, capabilities, and importance to their organizations.

The PgMP exam is significantly more challenging than the PMP exam. Here’s why:

  • Program managers need to understand project management. For example, in the current standard for program management, the traditional project lifecycle is fully embedded.
  • Program managers need to have more advanced understanding of business benefits, which taps into the realm of portfolio management.
  • The exam itself is much more experienced based than PMP, and this simply memorizing inputs, outputs, tools, and techniques would not suffice.

If you want to join this rather exclusive club of about 3,000 professionals, then PgMP is the clear choice.

Course Description

Our Full (3 Day) PgMP course is real-time, certified expert-led classes delivered in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and at client sites. The course is comprehensive using multi-modal learning including lecture, class discussions, case studies, hands-on exercises (individual and group), and questions and answers.

The course content is based on SimpliLearn’s PgMP Course module combined with our consulting war stories, tools and techniques. We also bundle our large 1,500+ test bank with this course. The benefits for participants are immense. Not only will the participants learn to pass the exam (which to date our participants have achieved a 100% pass rate on the 1st attempt), they will also learn how to apply the principles, tools, and techniques.

The course is designed with more concepts, hands-on exercises, case studies, and discussions than the PgMP Intelicamp. What’s more, in addition to the 4 days course, we also bundled our Online Course here as well. The program includes the following:

  • Three days of real-time, in-person training sessions, divided into multiple sessions. Estimated delivery time is about 24 hours
  • Pre-bootcamp live virtual meeting to prepare participants. Estimated session time is 1 hour
  • 11 hours of high-quality expert-led training video with examples and case studies
  • Full access to online practice exam with over 1,500 questions for up to a year for our course participants ($200 value if purchased separately)
  • Free exam aids and other course content

Most importantly, assuming you do your share of studying, you will have unlimited access to above for up to a year including an one-year FREE attendance to the PgMP Intelicamp.

Target Audience

The target groups of the Program Management (PgMP) Certification are:

  • Senior project managers and directors who are leading large and complex organization initiatives
  • PMO managers who are managing large projects with the imperative of developing a more program perspective
  • Up and coming project professionals who are ready to take reign of larger projects and programs

We also have seen a high number of senior project operational professionals who are involved in leading and operating transformative projects and programs in their organizations.

Fees & PDUs

The PgMP Full 3 Days course is offered in four tiers of support: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Click here to review the details of the various tiers including class size and guarantee to hold the class. Regardless of the tier, all participants earn 32 PDUs (24 Technical; 4 Leadership; 4 Strategic) upon completion of the course.

  • Platinum Tier: $3,199 including 1 year of support (including free attendance in PgMP Intelicamp), 3 days of instructor-led training, access to online course and large test bank, application review, guaranteed to have the class
  • Gold Tier: $2,599. Similar to Platinum except 180 days of support and access. Also, class minimize size required
  • Silver tier: $2,199. Similar to Gold except 90 days of support and access. No application review, class minimize size applies, and money-back guarantee
  • Bronze tier: $1,999. Similar to Silver except 15 days of email support

If you have already purchased some of our paid products, such as the book and test bank, please insert a comment in the registration and we will deduct those fees from the invoice.

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Program Management Onsite & Custom Solution for Institutional Clients

For our business and institutional clients, we offer onsite training at the client location. The course can be customized between 2 to 5 days. Two days are generally designed as accelerated instructions for experienced professionals, and five day courses offer more time for exercises. Our general recommendation is 3 or 4 days.

  • Three Day – This is an accelerated program designed for experienced project management professionals. If your organization has strong program managers who have limited time, this is the most effective course.
  • Four Days – This is the best course for most organization, and it is usually our recommendation. Beyond the Three Day, which is very fast paced, this course provides more time for reviewing key concepts, practicing sample tests and conducting Q&A.
  • Five Days – This is an extended course for organizations and professionals who wish to spend more time on tools, techniques, and templates. This course is more than just passing the exam.

All the programs includes the following:

  • Free attendance at any of our public courses – classroom or live virtual
  • Full access to online PgMP practice exam for up to a year for our course participants ($200 value if purchased separately)
  • Latest content on certification preparation including latest war stories from people who has passed the exam
  • Free exam aids and other course content
  • Most importantly, assuming you do your share of studying, you will have unlimited access to above for up to a year.

As a discipline, project management is both “deep” and “broad”. It is deep because project execution is managed at a detailed level; this means effective project managers must go beyond the knowledge in PMBOK® and the other standards. Project management is also broad because it is a “meta-discipline” covering many areas of management including leadership, organizational behavior, organization change, to name just a few. PMO Advisory can customize a longer program for organizations that seek to substantially improve their project, program, and portfolio management acumen.

PMO Advisory is one of the few firms that can offer training in Organizational Project Management spanning across project, program, portfolio, risk, agile, and Project Management Office. Please contact us with your detailed requirements and let us astonish you with what we can provide.

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Program Management Individual Mentoring

This is our most premium service, fully customized for an individual. It offers the greatest flexibility as participants will work with a dedicated trainer individually.
The program includes the following:

  • Up to 16 hours of real-time, one-on-one interactions with the trainer (as a mentor and a coach)
  • We provide a uniquely proven study plan, between you and the trainer
  • Free support for up to one year
  • Free attendance at the Live Virtual and Classroom courses
  • Access to the large test bank
  • E-mail support

Fees & PDUs

The fee for Individual Mentoring is $3,199 flat; additional hours of individual mentoring can be purchased at $250 per hour. Discounts and promotions do not apply. Participants earn 1 PDU per hour of instruction and exercises, up to 32 PDUs.

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Program Management Practice Tests

To support program management professionals, PMO Advisory introduced one of the largest test bank of PgMP practice exams with over 1,500 questions. This is available independently and it is also included in our PgMP courses, click here.)

To get started, simply click on one of the plans below and pay with a credit card so you can gain immediate access. Due to system limitations, you would need to pay for each of the exams separately. Currently, we are offering 2 exam options currently: free and fee-based:

Free Samples

Fee-Based Exams

  • Practice Exam in Flexible Mode ($75) – Unlimited Access for 90 days – 50 questions per instance
  • Full Test in Exam Mode (170 questions in 4 hours for $35) – Three attempts only for 10 days access. Important: The Exam Mode is designed for professionals who are “almost ready” for the actual exam and wishes to practice in a simulated exam mode. If you are still studying and practicing, please consider the Flexible mode which has unlimited access for 90 days.

Please note that we have seen cases of suspicious activities pertaining to the use of our exams. If we find such behaviors, we reserve the right to cancel your plan immediately. Thank you for your understanding.

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