Program Management: Governing​ ​Your​ ​Program

A governance structure is essential to the successful delivery of your program. This course will teach you how to define a structure that fits your program and keeps it on track to delivering outcomes that align with your organization’s objectives.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 4, 2017
Duration
1h 27m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 4, 2017
Duration
1h 27m
Description

Defining a structure for managing a complex program can be a daunting task. In this course, Program Management: Governing​ ​Your​ ​Program, you’ll learn foundational knowledge to create a governance structure that is the best fit for your program and best enables its success. First, you'll discover how to define the structure that will best enable the successful delivery of your program’s objectives. Next, you’ll explore how to use this structure in conjunction with associated KPIs to keep your program on track throughout its execution, as well as address any risks which may emerge to threaten the successful delivery of your program outcomes. Finally, you’ll cover how to share the information that has been gained from the execution of your program with your entire organization, so this knowledge can benefit not only your own program, but also future programs in your organization. When you’re finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of program management necessary to define a governance structure that keeps your program on the right track to delivering outcomes that are aligned with the strategic objectives of your organization.

About the author
About the author

Jeremy Jarrell is an agile coach and author who helps teams get better at doing what they love. He is heavily involved in the technology community, both as a highly rated speaker throughout the United States.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Jeremy Jarrell, and welcome to my course, PgMP - Governing Your Stakeholders. I'm a Pluralsight author and mentor who helps teams deliver great products. Did you know that your approach to program governance can be very different from your approach to project governance? In this course, we are going to learn the value that a well-defined governance structure can bring to your program, as well as how you can use your governance structure to ensure that your program's execution is aligned with your organization's overall strategy. Some of the major topics that we will cover include what value a governance structure can bring to your program, as well as how you can take your first steps towards establishing one, and how you can use this structure alongside well-defined KPIs to keep your program on track throughout its entire execution cycle. You'll also learn how you can identify and address any risks that may emerge to threaten your program, as well as how you can monitor and ensure the motivation of key members of your program team, and how you can capture the knowledge gained throughout the execution of your program, as well as ensure that knowledge is disseminated effectively across your entire organization. By the end of this course, you'll know how to create a well-defined governance structure for your program so you can ensure that your program is on track to delivering outcomes that align with your organization's strategic objectives. I hope that you'll join me on this journey to learn how you can create an effective governance structure for your program with the PgMP - Governing your Program course, at Pluralsight.

Sharing Your Lessons Learned
My name is Jeremy Jarrell, and welcome to Sharing Your Lessons Learned, part of the PgMP - Governing Your Program course of the PMI PgMP Learning Path. In the last module, you learned how to identify and address any risks that may emerge to threaten the success of your program during execution. In this module, you will learn how you can capture and share the knowledge that you gained through the execution of your program so it can continue to yield benefits into the future. To do this, you'll learn how to capture key knowledge that is gained during the execution of your program and how to disseminate that knowledge effectively throughout your entire organization. Throughout this learning path, we've often discussed the scale of knowledge that will inevitably be created as a side effect of simply executing your program, and we've also touched on the value of establishing and maintaining a project management information system, or a PMIS, to help with the curation and the storage of that knowledge. But we have not talked about how to best disseminate that knowledge throughout your program team and your broader organization after it has been collected. However, the proper curation and dissemination of the knowledge gained from the execution of your program is not only important for the smooth execution of your program, it's also key to ensuring that your organization continues to reap the benefits of this knowledge long into the future. But the capture and the dissemination of this knowledge is only part of the challenge of effective knowledge management. The rest of the challenge of knowledge management lies in recognizing when this knowledge is needed in the future and then drawing on this knowledge to help overcome challenges as they present themselves.