Program Management Professional (PgMP)® Overview
Velopi's Program Management Professional (PgMP) exam preparation course will guide you through the Standard for Program Management and support your journey to the PgMP exam all the way from your initial application to the Project Management Institute through this four-day course and subsequent study to what to expect on the day of the PgMP exam itself. The PgMP exam preparation course will be given by a PgMP accredited instructor who will guide you based on personal experience of the process. We provide simulated exams to prepare you for the actual test, as well as including 20-question exams at the end of each section of the course.
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- 4 Days
- Tutor on call
- Exam simulator
- Revise all core PgMP exam content and hot topics
- Identify and recognise the various types of PgMP exam questions
- Complete sample exams using our PgMP exam simulator
- Compile a PgMP exam strategy that will be used in the actual PgMP exam
- Become familiar with the exam policies and procedures
This course is suitable for people who have the necessary experience to meet the Project Management Institute's eligibility requirements. These are framed in terms of experience and will be detailed under the "Course Eligibility" tab. If you are a Project Manager interested in the next step in your career ladder, a board member who wants to learn more about strategy or a new Program Manager who would like to learn the basics of Program Management, then we recommend our 3-day Program Management course.
Program Management Definitions
Program Strategy Alignment
Program Benefits Management:
Analysis and Planning
Program Stakeholder Engagement
Program Management Life Cycle
Program Benefits Delivery
PgMP certification process
PgMP exam preparation
Following successful completion of the separate Program Management Professional (PgMP) Exam, the PgMP accreditation will be awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The course will: Provide assistance with the PMI membership, PgMP Exam registration, PgMP Application form preparation and credential application procedure. Provide 30 hours of accredited project management training required by PMI prior to the PgMP application process. Modules covering all exam material, broken up similarly to the PMI’s Standard for Program Maagement E-mail and Phone support as necessary from PgMP certified tutor until PgMP Certification is achieved Provide a framework to enable trainees to obtain the PMI specific understanding required to pass the examination. Provide access to our 400 PgMP Exam questions in the Velopi PgMP Exam Simulator Provide one-on-one feedback regarding performance in each knowledge area to allow trainees to focus on areas requiring improvement.
The Project Management Institute requires all PgMP exam candidates to have: At least four years' (6,000 hours') Project Management experience If you have a bachelor's degree you will also need fur years' (6,000 hours') Program Management experience However, if you do not have a bachelor's degree, the Program Management requirement goes up to seven years (10,500 hours) In addition to this, we strongly recommend that our students have obtained the Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation already. Many of the day-to-day tools and techniques covered by the Standard for Program Management are very familiar to PMP exaam students. You will find it much easier if you have encounntered these previously.
We are official Registered Education Providers with the Project Management Institute. Our training materials and course structure have been reviewed against PMI’s quality standards and are continually updated to match the current PgMP Role Delineation study.
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Keep up to Date & Certified (PDUs)
Your career is a journey, and you’ll need to stay relevant as the profession evolves and as the needs of employers grow and change. Maintaining your PMI certification is a significant competitive advantage. It keeps you relevant and helps you better position yourself as the answer to what company's demand.
To keep your certification and keep you relevant and competitive for employer demanded skills,you’ll need to participate in professional development activities, and earn and report professional development units (PDUs.) The goal is to ensure that your certified competencies stay relevant and up to date.
There are tons of opportunities to earn PDUs.PMP credential holders love Velopi's PDU Centre because it's the easiest way to earn and document the 60 hours of professional development units (PDUs) that are required over a 3 year period.
As a learner with us, Velopi's PDU Centre helps you earn and report your Education PDUs to keep up to date and maintain your certification through our classes, seminars and webinars as well as self directed learning. Visit the Velopi PDU Centre to see our upcoming classes and webinars and Discover ways to earn PDUs or report earned PDUs with our Velopi PDU Centre.
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Velopi is the ideal partner for us to work with because of their industry reach, reputation and success in Project Management. Velopi were quick to adapt to the vagaries of the public sector and our students experience Velopi and the UCC Faculty as one team, which is wonderful. They just see the Lecturer, that’s how seamless it is. The Velopi and UCC relationship has been very successful because of our shared mind set on the importance of continuous evaluation, effectiveness and efficiency. The Velopi team is rigorous in terms of evaluating clients and students alike, they listen to the market and help us to respond to new educational opportunities."
From working with Velopi, we have been able to expand our course catalogue offering to our Members with a suite of high calibre, industry respected Project Management courses that meet our Members differing needs. Velopi is one of the very few training companies that have helped me in marketing the open programs that we run. I think we have a very collaborative relationship with Velopi where there is a 101% effort by Velopi which has built my confidence in them and significantly differentiates them from other vendors. Velopi make it easier. So why wouldn't you choose the person who makes it easier?”
Network and Project Manager, Irish Centre for Business Excellence (ICBE)
The big benefit for us is bringing unity, structure and consistency in how we work and communicate as a Team. When we present and report to our internal and external stakeholders, we can now give a clear simple picture of how we are executing against our baseline.”
Senior Project Manager, Boston Scientific
Velopi make it fairly easy to study and pass the exam for the PMP, which is an industry standard for project management. The PMP ensures that you learn the best methodologies to ensure project success.”
Project Manager, Ervia
Velopi are really knowledgeable, not just as a training provider but in their consultancy services on Project Management - being able to go into different companies helping them develop their internal procedures, problem solving and understanding on where their focus is. Velopi have mastered Project management with global experience.”
Capital Investment Manager, Ervia
The project management experience and knowledge of the Velopi team is what helped me relate and bring the theory into my business projects, and to effectively communiate with the people and Stakeholders in my projects."
Senior Program Manager, Dell Ireland
Velopi has had a profound impact on my career and business as a Contract Project Manager. Velopi’s trainers are very engaged in their student’s individual development and the project management knowledge and toolset that I acquired from them has been invaluable in managing projects successfully for my Customers."
Cyber Security Project Manager, Johnson & Johnson
Velopi are excellent. They have done numerous training courses for us. and their training is tailored to your specific objectives, which is a unique selling point. They work one on one to match to what the business is looking for – what is promised gets delivered. I have never been let down.”
Business Planning Manager, Laya Healthcare
You are learning from someone who has a lot of experience in project management in the field as well as the best practice. That was the real value for me as a Graduate Engineer starting off.”
Graduate Engineer, Merck
Velopi helped us achieve our first objective – gaining a high-level overview and common understanding of project management across the Team. We found the learning particularly useful in examining the versatility of our product and methodologies to meet our customer needs.”
Team Lead, Enterprise Customer Success, Teamwork
The biggest impact that the Velopi course had on me was learning how the science and framework of project management can help in managing people as well as through interpersonal and direct communication- the penny really dropped about this for me during the course.”
As a Project Manager without previous experience, Velopi’s training was invaluable. Although intense, the instructor delivered the content in an engaging and fun way. I was able to immediately apply it to the projects I was working on and it gave me a sound recognised foundation for my career in Project Management.”
As a partner, Velopi's project management knowledge was exceptional, really strong. I think that was one of the key benefits I found with Seamus and his team. They understood the environment from their experience of working with other large medical device companies and that we had to find a process that would fit our business model and not try and shape our business model around what an ideal PMO should look like.”
Principal Polymer Manufacturing Engineer, Boston Scientific Galway
Velopi listened to us and tailored the elements to fit our unique needs in a practical manner. Their expertise and sharing of their experiences with similar companies helped identify what would or would not work for us. We are now working to an internationally recognised, world class, industry standard in the PMI and continue to work with Velopi on process reviews and training our engineers and teams.
System Engineer, Merck
Industry Experts that help you SucceedMeet the Team
Managing Director & Founder
Seamus Collins has led Velopi since he founded the company in 2007. He has developed Velopi into the internationally recognised specialist in Project Management that’s helped hundreds of companies accelerate their growth.
Senior Training Consultant
An excellent communicator, John has a proven track record of delivering training and analysing training needs of project management training and consultancy to a range of companies across the IT, Telecommunications, Finance and Life Science sectors.
A learning and development professional for the past 10 years, consulting with a variety of well-known and successful organisations, Michael holds two Masters degrees, MA Learning & Development and MSc Project Management.