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Certificate in Program Management

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Description

Program managers play a mission-critical role in their organizations, providing essential strategic direction that directly impacts business outcomes. Great PMs have the communication and leadership skills needed to work with diverse stakeholders to blend disparate projects into an effective, unified program plan. These abilities are in high demand at large tech firms and in other major industries.

In this two-course certificate program, you’ll study material that directly aligns with the Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification exam. Develop a deep understanding of this key business role as you discover how to orchestrate all stages of a program — development, launch, life cycle, support and closure. Learn from experienced program managers and your peers as you improve your career trajectory.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How to define, realize, measure and sustain planned program benefits
  • Different aspects of program governance
  • The tools of stakeholder engagement
  • Strategies for the synchronized management of related projects that span roles, organizations, regions and cultures

LEARNING FORMAT

BLENDED (CLASSROOM + ONLINE)

Enjoy a blend of in-person classes and online study. You attend online class sessions in real time and interact with your instructors and fellow students via web conferencing, chat or phone. You’ll learn with the same group of students throughout the program, getting ample opportunity to connect with each other and your instructors.

Who should attend

Professionals with a background in program management, project management or a related role.

Experts

I offer over 17 years of professional experience in the area of project and program management. Experienced in the successful delivery of key Enterprise-wide initiatives at major companies/institutions: EMC2, Premera Blue Cross of WA., Microsoft, T-Mobile, AT&T Wireless, General Electric (Po...
A seasoned program manager with 15 years of experience working on internationalization, localization and language technology at the enterprise level. A proven track record of identifying opportunities, building cross-functional relationships and creating strategic insight into the needs of intern...
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