When in a program environment, the processes and skills needed to direct a program differ from that of traditional project management. This half day training course explains the key terms and themes of program management. It also introduces Program Management Best Practices that are recognized by the industry as the most successful for managing programs. The course includes a number of real world exercises and case studies to familiarize Program Managers with the complexities and every day issues of Program Management. Participants will gain an understanding of each program management phase and how to effectively plan, guide, and coordinate the tasks and activities within each phase. Specific examples are used throughout the class to reinforce program management principles and concepts. This course is aligned with PMI’s “Standard for Program Management”.