Program Management: Planning Your Program

Proper program planning is the key to a successful outcome for your program. This course will teach you the fundamentals of planning a large-scale program so you can be sure that your program starts off on the right foot.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
June 27, 2017
Duration
1h 57m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
June 27, 2017
Duration
1h 57m
Description

Planning for the execution of a large-scale program involves the creation of a thorough plan for each of the component projects that will comprise your overarching program. In Program Management: Planning Your Program, you’ll learn the foundational knowledge to plan the execution of your program to the level necessary to ensure a successful outcome. First, you’ll discover how to create a detailed work breakdown structure for your entire program. Next, you’ll explore how to combine the schedules for each of your component projects into a single overarching program schedule. Finally, you’ll learn how to define the exit criteria for a successful program to align the expectations of your stakeholders and to help alert you if your program begins to veer off track. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of program level planning needed to help start your program off on the right foot.

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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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Jeremy Jarrell and welcome to my course PgMP - Planning Your Program. I am a Pluralsight author and mentor who helps teams deliver great products.

Are you considering kicking off a new program but aren’t sure how to plan for such a large effort?

In this course, we are going to learn how to create a detailed plan to kick off your program, so you can be sure that your program is starting off on the right foot.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  1. How to create a detailed work breakdown structure for all of the elements in your program
  2. And how you can use this work breakdown structure as a starting point for detailed schedules for each of your program’s component projects
  3. And we’ll cover how to aggregate each of the schedules of your program’s component projects, into a single schedule which can then serve as the baseline of execution for your entire program
  4. And finally, we’ll cover how to define clear success criteria for your program, so you can be sure that everyone is in agreement about what will make your program a success
By the end of this course you’ll know how to create a detailed plan for your program, which can be used to set your team up for success all the way through your program’s lifecycle.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with_basic project management concepts, such as project schedules, as they are discussed in PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn _how to create a successful plan for your program, with the PgMP - Planning Your Program course, at Pluralsight.