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Program Management: Identifying Your Objectives

by Jeremy Jarrell

For your program to be successful you have to understand the needs you are trying to fill. This course will teach you how to design a program that fills your organization's needs and will put you on your way to earning your PMI PgMP® certification.

What you'll learn

Have you had success delivering individual projects for your organization, but now you're ready to make the jump to delivering an entire program? In this course, Program Management: Identifying Your Objectives, you'll learn fundamental knowledge to assess the strategic needs of your organization so you can design programs that will fill those needs effectively. First, you'll learn how to interpret your organization's vision and strategy so you can understand where your program fits into that strategy. Next, you'll explore how to complete critical program planning activities, such as defining a program plan, creating a program roadmap, and writing a program charter to ensure that your program gets off on the right foot. Finally, you'll cover how to identify the benefits that your program will deliver, and estimate both the financial and non-financial values of each benefit so your organization can better understand its expected return on its investment in your program. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of program management necessary to properly assess your organizational needs, and enabling you to design a program that fills those needs for your organization.

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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 and as a syndicated author whose articles and videos have appeared on sites such as,,, and Jeremy resides in Pittsburgh with his wife and two children and is an avid runner. He loves to discuss all topics related to agile met... more

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