1st Edition

The Sensible Guide to Program Management Professional (PgMP)® Success

By

Te Wu




  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after July 16, 2021
ISBN 9780367702373
July 16, 2021 Forthcoming by Auerbach Publications
232 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

USD $69.95

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Book Description

A Sensible Guide to PgMP® Exam Success is for program managers preparing to take the PgMP exam based on The Standard for Program Management, 4th Edition (PgM4 Standard). It is designed for busy professionals whose responsibilities have taken them into the realm of coordinating, facilitating, managing, and leading programs. Program managers are leaders who are directly managing large amounts of project resources for their organizations.

This study guide addresses three main concerns facing PgMP exam candidates:

  1. What are the essential concepts, processes, and tools that form the foundation of today’s program management?
  2. Since program management is still an emerging profession with professionals often working in different ways, what does this mean for a "standard" exam? More specifically, how does that impact your ability to pass the PgMP exam?
  3. How best to prepare for the Program Management Professional exam?

To address the first concern, the book highlights the underlying rationale for program management: why it exists in organizations; why it is becoming ever more important; what are programs especially for the purpose of passing the exam; how to think like a portfolio manager and what are the most important concepts, processes, and tools for this profession. By simplifying complex ideas and communicating them in plain English with relevant examples, the book aims to help readers not only to pass the PgMP exam but also to serve as an essential guide to program managers.

For the second concern, the book differs from other study guides by describing the author’s personal experience as a program manager and addressing the most pressing questions for each performance domains in The Standard for Program Management. To address the last concern, the book contains 420 practice questions, access to an online exam simulator and an online PgMP community, and a time-tested approach for passing the PgMP exam.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Understanding Program Management Performance Domains
3. Understanding Program Strategy Alignment
4. Understanding Program Benefits Management
5. Understanding Program Stakeholder Engagement
6. Understanding Program Governance Management
7. Understanding Program Life Cycle Management
8. Understanding Program Activities
9. Program Management Skill Description
10. Practice Exams and Answer Key

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Biography

Dr. Te Wu is the CEO of PMO Advisory, a consulting and a PMI Global Registered Education Provider. It is also one of the few companies offering portfolio (PfMP), program (PgMP), project (PMP/CAPM), risk (PMI-RMP), agile (PMI-ACP), organization leadership & change management, and PMO training. He is also a professor at Montclair State University and China Europe International Business School. Prof. Wu has more than 25 years of professional experience specializing in strategy execution and establishing and leading large PMOs, and he is certified in Portfolio, Program, Project, and Risk Management. He is an active volunteer including serving on PMI’s Portfolio Management and Risk Management Standard Core Teams. He is also a United States delegate on the International Standard Organization Technical Committee 258 for Project, Program and Portfolio Management. As a practitioner, executive, teacher, writer, and speaker, Dr. Wu enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences and networking with other professionals.