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Program Management Professional (PgMP)®
Fully Revised To Align With The Third Edition Of PMI’s Standard For Program Management
Dates, TBC
Venue TBC, Dubai, UAE
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An organization's existence is based on its capability to move towards its stated vision via selecting the correct strategies and executing them. One of the main links in that capability chain is Program Management. It acts as a tie between the organizational portfolio, strategy and the project work.

This course, based on global best practice identified by PMI, will introduce delegates to the structure, components, and skills required to initiate and manage programs. It also delineates the differences between a project management approach, and a program management approach. Project management expert level knowledge is not required for this course, but that knowledge will help program managers better understand challenges faced by project managers so as to be able to support them better.

  • PgMP Exam Overview
  • Program Management – Introduction
  • Program Strategy Alignment
  • Aligning Programs With Strategy
  • Confirming Program Selection Validity Via Environmental Assessment
  • Setting The Right Environment For Program Creation
  • Visualizing Selected Program Via Program Roadmap
  • Strategy Alignment Q&A Session
  • Program Benefits Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Program Stakeholder Engagement Planning
  • Program Governance
  • Program Lifecycle Management
Who Should Attend
  • CEOs, SVPs, VPs and senior executives accountable for organizational strategy setting and execution
  • Middle to senior managers either involved in program management, or are identified to progress into that role
  • Entrepreneurs establishing new organizations
Benefits Of Attending
  • Understand the meaning of a program, and how it fits within the organization's management structure
  • Learn the different mindset required for managing programs vs. managing projects
  • Gain a clear picture of best model for program management as per PMI's standards
  • Identify program components and lifecycle
  • Recognize the most efficient route to obtaining the PMI PgMP® Certification
  • Practice solving sample exam questions
Course Director

    Ashraf Kodari
    Independent Management Consultant

    Ashraf Kodari, an independent management consultant, has a skill mix that combines solid technical knowledge with its applications in business context, in addition to excellent communication and presentation skills. Ashraf’s experience was gained through multiple positions which were in the fields of utility operations, project management, training management, facility management, and health and safety in North America and the Middle East.

    During his professional career, spanning over 26 years, Ashraf has spent 15 years managing/sponsoring projects and programs in different fields, including; utilities, training, construction, organizational engineering and IT. Ashraf transfers his knowledge and experience, while enhancing his own, through developing and delivering training, and learning from audiences across the world. He has developed over 20 individual training programs.

    Ashraf’s certificates include mechanical engineering, marine engineering, Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) instructor, course developer and training manager. He is also a certified PMP® by the Project Management Institute (PMI), and a Master of Project Management.

Venue and Accommodation

    Dubai, UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai is a luxurious city destination offering a contrast of east meets west, where the traditional and modern blend in harmony. Dubai is one of seven emirates that belong to the United Arab Emirates located in the Middle East.

    Some fast facts about Dubai, UAE

    • About 80 airlines land daily at the Dubai International Airport.
    • English is spoken quite fluently even though Arabic is the official language
    • Dubai has the largest free trade zone in the Middle East
    • The currency used is UAE Dirham which is pegged to the US Dollar
    • The time zone is GMT +4
    • Friday most businesses stay closed as it is the day of Friday prayers (Jumu'ah)
    • In 2016 Ramadan will take place in June

Course Fees
Date Course Fee Before
10 September 2017
Course Fee Before
15 October 2017
Final Fee
19 – 23 November 2017
US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995 US$ 5,495
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Pricing excludes 5% VAT, where applicable


Book and pay full fee for two colleagues and the third attends for FREE

  • Not applicable in conjunction with corporate discounts
  • Payment to be settled before start of the course to avail the offer
  • This offer is not applicable on Early Bird Prices

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