About this Program
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.
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Professionals with a background in program management, project management or a related role.
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
PREPARE FOR PMI® CERTIFICATION
University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education has been reviewed and approved as a provider of program management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. UW PCE has been approved by PMI® to issue professional development units (PDUs) for these courses, which count toward the education requirements for the Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification.
GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
You’ll create actual deliverables, including a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis, program proposal, program charter and program objectives.
PMI, PgMP and Program Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.