Cours Seminar - Program Management Fundamentals

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Program management (PgM) is fast developing as the essential link between strategy and projects and a vehicle for organizational change. It is a good overview for PgMP® candidates and takes into account the PgMP Credential Handbook knowledge requirements. The Seminar is based on recognized standards, including the PMI®’s Standard for Program Management and the UK Government’s "Managing Successful Programmes" (MSP®), as well as worldwide Valense practice and research. This seminar offers an understanding of program management’s connection to business strategy and objectives and the management of multiple stakeholders, beyond multiple-project management.

The seminar provides participants with tools and techniques to deal with complex, unplanned change in a structured manner and develops knowledge of particular techniques required for managing programs. It also analyses the best organizational structures for program management as well as the competencies and skills required from program managers. During the seminar, participants will test their recently acquired knowledge on a case study based on the PgMP Exam Specifications. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of attendance in accordance with the PMI® Registered Education Program and the Professional Development Program.


This seminar is designed for experienced project managers, program managers, chief project officers, project directors and senior managers who need to manage multiple projects to deliver business strategies. Also for all project managers, who have a reasonable experience as project leaders and are interested in PgMP Certification and in understanding the strategic influences exercised on projects.


Learning Objectives :

Develop and enhance the contributions you make to your organization by being able to:

1. Understand alignment with organizational objectives & strategic goals.
2. Demonstrate capability to oversee multiple interrelated projects.
3. Define & initiate projects, assign PMs
4. Optimize use of program resources to ensure benefits delivery
5. Take responsibility for change & decisions to realize strategic & business objectives
6. Actively manage business value and stakeholders’ benefits.
7. Recognize why, when and how to use program management.
8. Support the development of a program framework and culture.


Seminar Content

Program Context
- Definitions
- Fremework

Program Framework
- PgM Approaches/Standards
- PgM Life Cycle

Program Decision Management Cycle
- Stakeholder Analysis
- Stategic Value/Benifits

- Benifits Management Plan
- Ideation-Elaboration-Choice

- Program Structures
- Program Manager Role & Leadership Skills
- Planning

- Review & Approval System

- Managing Change

Program Maturity & Culture


Seminar Leader

Olivier Lazar is an Organizational Governance consultant, coach and trainer, based in Geneva and New York and working globally. Graduate with a Master’s degree and an Executive MBA in Strategy, Project and Program Management from the Lille Graduate School of Management, and as well from the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2013. Committed to the advancement of the profession, he’s Managing Partner at the ValensePalatine Group, Past President at the PMI Switzerland Chapter, and currently sitting at the Chapter Members Advisory Group at PMI.

With more than 15 years of Project and Program Management experience, both on the operational and consulting perspective, Olivier has worked in a large scope of industries, from Corporate Finance to Aerospace or from E-business to Pharmaceutical and Energy. He has been regularly published in professional press and has presented in number of PM conferences around the world, including PMI Global Congresses in EMEA and North America, and is as well a Seminar Leader for PMI SeminarsWorld®.
He’s also one of the very few to hold five credentials from PMI: PMP®, PgMP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-ACP® and PMI-SP®.

Olivier's leitmotiv lies in his conviction that sharing Knowledge is a major factor for global performance and common development, organizational and personal, as such, Olivier is also a member of the PMI Educational Foundation Leadership Society, promoting Project Management as a Skill for Life.

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