Delivering Strategic Initiatives with Program Management







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Seminar Description

Topics: Strategic Application and Governance

Sub-Topics: Benefits Realization, Program Management, Stakeholder Engagement

In the last few years, PPPM roles have expanded to include the delivery of strategic initiatives and the realization of business benefits. This course is designed to help practitioners define what program management is and is not, gain in-depth understanding of program management, and develop capacities to lead business initiatives. This will be achieved by share real-life examples with others and discussing different approaches to program management. In addition, the seminar will provide strategies for marketing program management and your programs to stakeholders.
Directors or program sponsors will develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities’ of an active sponsor. 
Project managers will learn how projects contribute to a program.
Program managers will participate in role-play to develop techniques applicable for your role, from formulation to transition and closure.
Portfolio managers will develop the knowledge necessary to evaluate the contribution of program management to your business.
PMO managers will identify aspects of program management processes and procedures required to successfully realize benefits.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the personal and business requirements necessary to manage a program
  • Comprehend the difference between programs and projects
  • Align actions and decisions to organizational objectives and strategic goals
  • Adjust to changing circumstances and realignment of objectives
  • Support change and decisions to realize strategic & business objectives
  • Appreciate the use of program resources to ensure benefits delivery
  • Demonstrate capability to oversee multiple interdependent and interrelated projects.
  • Recognize the role of the program manager as the sponsor for projects within their program
  • Actively manage business value and stakeholders’ benefits
  • Recognize why, when and how to use program management
  • Support the development of a program framework and culture

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.

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  • Technical
  • Leadership
  • Strategic
  • Total
  • PMP®/PgMP®
  • 7.00
  • 2.00
  • 5.00
  • 14.00
  • PMI-ACP®
  • 0.00
  • 2.00
  • 5.00
  • 7.00
  • PMI-SP®
  • 0.00
  • 2.00
  • 5.00
  • 7.00
  • PMI-RMP®
  • 0.00
  • 2.00
  • 5.00
  • 7.00
  • PfMP®
  • 0.00
  • 2.00
  • 5.00
  • 7.00
  • PMI-PBA®
  • 0.00
  • 2.00
  • 5.00
  • 7.00
  • Talent Triangle Blue
  • Talent Triangle Green
  • Talent Triangle Purple
  • Complete Talent Triangle

Locations Offered

SeminarsWorld® in Berlin

10 - 11 May 2018 Berlin, Germany

Early Registration: 14 February 2018

Develop your leadership skills and elevate your programme management game. Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Berlin to network and learn with your peers in small-group, topic-intensive seminars aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle®, while you earn up to 14 PDUs and 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  SeminarsWorld® courses complement the EMEA Congress activities also taking place in Berlin. A combination registration of both SeminarsWorld and EMEA Congress
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Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz

Event Instructors

Instructor Michel  Thiry

Michel Thiry
PhD, PMI Fellow
Locations: Scottsdale, Berlin, Boston

Michel Thiry has extensive worldwide experience and has worked in many cultural environments. He is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project, program, and value at the organizational level and has supported the development and implementation of a number of strategic programs for major corporations in various fields, including construction, financial, pharmaceutical, IT and IS, telecom, water treatment, transportation (air and rail), local government, and others…

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