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3 Keys to Successful Program Management

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Overview

Setting Your Program Up for Success

The skills needed for program management can differ significantly from those needed for project management.  Program management is about maximizing the benefits realized with constrained resources in a changing environment; project management is focused on the efficient creation of a defined deliverable.

This session will address some of the differences between the skillsets, and will identify three of the most essential, while successfully balancing the four inter-related management skills needed for successful program management: project, program, portfolio, and operations.

What You Will Learn

In this webcast, you will discover the tools to initiate a program successfully in a manner that will enable benefits establishment, realization management, and analysis prior to and during execution. We will show you how to set realistic objectives and performance measures. The three key tools for program success we will discuss in this webcast are:
  • Creating a program roadmap
  • Identifying what is needed for organizational strategy and program alignment
  • Creating an environmental assessment

These skills are only three key tools for program success, to be used within an entire program lifecycle, but can serve as a foundation for success.

The use of these tools will vary based on the type and complexity of the program; effective and strategic program management can often depend on how well these foundational elements are executed to ensure appropriate program definition, benefits delivery, and closure. While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Lisa Wolf , PMP, is Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland and the EVM Focal Point of a major U.S. Government defense contractor and global consulting firm. In her role, she is responsible for ensuring that the Earned Value Management Control System Description, Purchasing Policy Manual, concomitant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and project executions are in compliance with the latest EIA748C, FAR, DFARS, and related standards and requirements. Ms. Wolf also ensures that all subcontracts issued by the firm are in alignment with FAR and DFARS regulations.

Ms. Wolf is a frequent speaker and trainer of Earned Value Project Management (EVPM) and program management topics. She is also the vice president of communication for the College of Performance Management, as well as co-lead of the Contracts Working Group with the National Defense Industrial Association Integrated Program Management Division Contracts Working Group.

 

Related Seminars

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:

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Technical Requirements

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows

  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.5 or higher)

  • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome

Linux

  • Ubuntu 10.04 or higher; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox

Test Your Computer

Please ensure that your computer is "Flash/Connect enabled" by clicking on the following link in order to run a short test:
http://americanmanagement.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

If successful, you will receive a "Test Completed Successfully" message on the page.

Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
  • POP-UP Blockers must be turned off to access the program
  • Additional Technical specs can be found here.

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing!