Program Management


The majority of courses available throughout the world are focused on project management and not program management. This one day course/workshop is aimed at the experienced project manager who is looking to move into program management.
Projects and Programs are compared detailing the similarities and differences including in the challenges/benefits in running projects structured as programs. The course outlines how to setup a program including the PMO function. Group breakout sessions are included during the day to allow course participants to put themselves in the position of a program manager working through an assignment to establish a program. Handouts will be provided for reference which have been created to help understand how PMI integrates programs and projects. These handouts have helped many PMP's become PgMP certified.


Robert Joslin PgPM, PMP, CEng, MBCS

Robert Joslin, PMP®, PgMP®, CEng, IEEE, MBCS is a project/program management consultant and academic researcher. He has considerable experience in designing, initiating and program management delivery of large scale business transformation, reengineering, infrastructure, strategy development including winning prizes for ideas and product innovation. Previously, he has been a consultant in wide range of industries including telecom, banking, insurance, manufacturing and direct marketing whilst working for McKinsey & Co, Logica and his own consulting company. Robert is currently studying for a PhD program in “Strategy, Programme & Project Management” at Skema business school in France. During this time Robert has published two program management book chapters and in the process of authoring a book on Portfolio, Program and Project management Success Factors.

Course Outline

  • Projects and Programs—Differences and Similarities
    • Definition of Project and Program
    • When was the term Program first used
    • What are the benefits of structing mega projects into a program
    • What are the key success criteria of defining success for a project and a program
    • What are the key success factors that need to be in place to succeed in a program
    • How PMI defines the differences between projects and programs
    • Challenges to be aware of in being part of an international program when run from another country
    • What will change in the future with projects and programs - things to look out for (research)
  • Setting Up a Program including the PMO
  • Difference of Leadership Competencies (Program, Project and Functional Manager) with the impact of Globalization
  • Program Management Competence and Career Framework—What’s next after Program Management

Course Deliverables

  • Course Pack
  • 08 Professional Development Units (PDUs)
  • Participation Certificate from PMI USA, Lahore Chapter


TBA, Lahore
Date: Friday 26 April, 2013

Submission Details:

Farooq Afzal
Chapter Coordinator
PMI Lahore Chapter
Phone: 0333-4475828
259 B, Upper Mall, Lahore