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PgMP Road Map

  1. 1. P ro g ram M anagement P rofessional A Road Map Gangadhar Yasam. PgMP, PMP
  2. 2. What is Program Management? <ul><li>Achieving an organizational objective through defining and overseeing projects and resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Set a vision and enable people to participate and work towards achieving the common goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides an opportunity to utilize the resources efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Allows organizations to build on synergies and keep strategic goals at the forefront of all project activities </li></ul>
  3. 3. PM Vs PgM <ul><li>Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Is responsible — under general supervision — for all aspects of the project for the life of the project. </li></ul><ul><li>Leads and directs cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates knowledge and experience to appropriately apply a methodology to projects that have reasonably well-defined project requirements and deliverables. </li></ul><ul><li>Program Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Is responsible for the coordinated management of multiple related projects and ongoing operations directed toward a common objective. </li></ul><ul><li>Defines and initiates projects and assigns project managers to manage the cost, schedule and performance of component projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Directs project managers to monitor cost, schedule and technical performance of component projects and operations, while working to ensure the ultimate success of the program. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates sufficient knowledge and experience to make decisions that advance strategic objectives and make recommendations to modify programs to more effectively achieve these objectives. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>P ro g ram M anagement P rofessional (PgMP ® ) </li></ul><ul><li>The credential recognizes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrated experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill and performance in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Oversight of multiple, related projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aligned with an organizational strategy/objectives/goals  </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Who should apply? <ul><li>Who manage programs that contain: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complex activities that span functions, organizations, geographic regions and cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build credibility, establish rapport and maintain communication with stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possess advanced skills in finance, cross-cultural awareness, leadership, influence, communication, negotiation and conflict resolution. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Who should apply? Cont… <ul><li>Who – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensures the ultimate success of the program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modifies programs and make decisions that advance strategic and business objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defines and initiates projects and assign project managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oversees multiple projects. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Unlike other PMI credentials, you must pass a sequence of three evaluations to obtain the PgMP credential. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation 1 — Application Review: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive application review during which a panel of program managers will perform a review of your professional project and program management experience. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation 2 — Multiple-Choice Examination: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple-choice examination in which you will be called upon to demonstrate your ability to apply your knowledge to both situational and scenario-based questions. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation 3 — Multi-rater Assessment (MRA): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MRA is similar to a 360-degree review process. A team of raters that you select will assess your abilities to perform tasks that are pertinent to program management. </li></ul></ul></ul>PgMP Credentialing Process
  8. 8. PgMP Credentialing Process Cont…
  9. 9. Eligibility <ul><li>* Project Management Experience — as identified under the five process groups defined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). </li></ul><ul><li>** Program Management Experience — for each program listed, there must be at least two corresponding projects that share the common strategic goal and budget of the program. </li></ul>4 years 6,000 hours 4 years 6,000 hours Bachelors degree. OR 7 years 10,500 hours 4 years 6,000 hours High School diploma. Program Management Experience ** Project Management Experience * Educational Background
  10. 10. Application <ul><li>Document 15 years of history </li></ul><ul><li>Answer 8 questions in 8000 Characters, explaining your experience </li></ul><ul><li>Find min 12 contacts in below categories for MRA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Supervisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Direct Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Any of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Submit the application </li></ul>
  11. 11. Application Completeness Review <ul><li>Pre screening of the applications </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed for completeness </li></ul><ul><li>May be returned back with comments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: </li></ul></ul>You must describe the strategy that drives the program; the strategic goal given to you to accomplish by the organization. (This does not include the organization strategic goal.) The strategy that drives the program must be actionable and should be measurable. If you were not directly assigned the strategic goal to accomplish for each program, you are not considered the program manager by PMI standard. Also, this should not include the overall strategic goal of the Organization. Please review your responses to the eight summary statements. While the panel will make the final decision on your responses, I recommend that you take this opportunity to ensure that your responses concur with the explanations on the attached document. These responses should show clearly your experience as a program manager.
  12. 12. Fee Payment
  13. 13. Application Audit <ul><li>Application will be audited if selected </li></ul><ul><li>Audit requires: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program experience verification forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project experience verification forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy of Educational Degree/Diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All/Any of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><li>60 days window to submit your documentation </li></ul><ul><li>5 days to process after documents reach PMI </li></ul>} Signed, sealed and signed again on the flap
  14. 14. Panel Review <ul><li>A panel of program managers will assess your professional experience based on your responses to the Program Management Experience Summaries </li></ul><ul><li>Verifies that you, under very limited supervision, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have been responsible for the coordinated management of multiple, related projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing operations directed toward a common organizational objective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A very tricky step. Remember you are trying to impress this panel with just 8000 alphabets. </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Exam 4 Hrs 20 150 170 Allotted Time Pretest Questions Scored Questions Total Questions 8% Closing 21% Controlling 25% Executing 20% Planning 12% Initiating 14% Defining %age of Questions Domain
  16. 16. Multi Rater Assessment (MRA) <ul><li>Final evaluation for PgMP </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to 360 º Review </li></ul><ul><li>People identified during the Application will rate your skill as a PgM </li></ul><ul><li>Online rating tool </li></ul><ul><li>3 weeks window to complete </li></ul><ul><li>Min 12 respondents required + Self rating </li></ul>
  17. 17. Congrats!!! <ul><li>Welcome to PgMP Community. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish to see you there  </li></ul>
  18. 18. Thanks Gangadhar Yasam.  [email_address] LinkedIn : http://www.linkedin.com/in/gryasam SlideShare : http ://www.slideshare.net/gryasam PgMP  , PMP  , ITIL, Lean 6 σ

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