To recognize the ever increasing complexity of the project environment, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) initiated the Program Management certification (PgMP) in 2007. At the time, PgMP was considered as the apex of the profession. The new certification recognizes the growing discipline of program management – managing related projects and operational initiatives collectively to achieve benefits that otherwise cannot be obtained by managing them separately.
Why should you consider PgMP? There are the top three reasons:
- Natural Progression. Program management is a natural progression for experienced project managers. As you lead larger and multiple related projects with moving parts, you are embarking on the road toward program management.
- Competitive differentiator. PgMP certification is still rare; there are only about 1,300 in the world today, and this is after 8 years after the formal introduction of the certification. PgMP immediately commands attention, in your company and at professional events.
- Career Growth. For up and coming project professionals, the shift from managing tactical projects to higher strategic initiatives is a vitally important move. Program management is well recognized as the discipline of managing complex related initiatives. The PgMP certification would further solidify your project management acumen and your readiness to tackle the next level of challenges.
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