AGS Consulting & Training, BSB60720 - Advanced Diploma of Program Management (online) course is aimed at experienced project managers, project directors, program managers and sponsors seeking to increase ability in program management.
AGS Consulting & Training (AGS), public, online and corporate, Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) endorsed 'Nationally Recognised Training' courses, are delivered by Alan Schwartz (AGS) Trainer & Assessor, Australia Institute of Business and Technology Registered Training Organisation 41138.
The course is based upon:
|Managing Successful Programmes (UKCO)
The Standard for Program Management (PMI)
PfM - Portfolio Management Guide (UKCO)
Portfolio Management Standard (PMI)
RegPM CPSPM, CPPD & CPPE Standards (AIPM)
IPMA Competence Baseline (ICB) Version 3.0
P3M3 & P3O (UKCO*)
* UKCO - UK Cabinet Office
The course covers program management principles, techniques and tools, using a life-cycle and 'qualification unit' approach to deliver successful programs. Courseware includes definitions, checklists, examples, templates, videos and webinars. Participants apply program management tools and techniques to current or planned programs.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply specialised knowledge and skills, together with experience in program management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager. 'Multiple projects', or 'a program of projects', refers to a number of related projects managed by the same person as a program to achieve organisational objective/s.
It applies to individuals who are program managers, managing or directing a suite of projects (a program) to achieve organisational objectives.
Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to direct, plan, and lead a range of program functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters. They use cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others, and creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems.
(Innovation and Business Skills Australia, © Commonwealth of Australia)
Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:
Have completed a Diploma of Project Management qualification.
Have completed two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment within an enterprise.
This course is targeted at those who are employed as:
program manager (generic)
program manager (industry specific)
senior project manager
program benefits manager/leader
The course includes progressive assessment / assessment upon completion of evidence – upon satisfying criteria candidates are awarded BSB60720 - Advanced Diploma of Program Management.
Eligible candidates may also complete AIPM RegPM Certification at Certified Practicing Project Director (CPPD) level.
Undertaking activities which include filling out AGS templates for a program from start to finish and/or assembing workplace documents (that satisfy BSB60720 requirements). AGS provides examples and checklists. Delegates may work on case studies or real workplace programs.
Completion of an Assessment Record Book (ARB), primarily answering knowledge and understanding questions (no exam!).
Establish a program to ensure future successful implementation.
Development of a business case to support program set-up.
Apply benefits management through the program lifecycle.
Integrate program governance into organisational governance
Optimise risk management across program and project lifecycles
Apply principles of procurement and contract management as it pertains to the program context.
Manage program resources inclusive of managing a flexible workforce.
Ensure a program is monitored, controlled and reported on in an appropriate manner.
Understand the importance and level of stakeholder engagement across the lifecycle of a program.
Provide suitable leadership to a program and the projects, and sub-programs within the program.
Lead and manage organisational change to ensure program outcomes are embedded in the business.
Facilitate the development of collaborative alliances
Ensure program delivery achieves the desired outcomes.
1. Project and Program Management
2. External & Internal environment
3. From strategy to projects
4. Organising for program and project management
5. Key concepts, tools & methodologies
6. Phases, processes & key deliverables
7. Program Set-up
8. Program Delivery
9. Program Closure
BSBPMG610 - Enable program execution
BSBPMG623 - Manage benefits
BSBPMG622 - Implement program governance
BSBPMG621 - Facilitate stakeholder engagement
BSBINN601 - Lead and manage organisational change
BSBPMG616 - Manage program risk
PSPMGT006 - Develop a business case
BSBPMG617 - Provide leadership for the program
BSBPMG615 - Manage program delivery
BSBPMG624 - Engage in collaborative alliances
BSBTWK502 - Manage team effectiveness
ICTICT602 - Develop contracts & manage contracted performance
See course brochure for more detail.
AGS deliver the training and undertake assessments via Agreement with a Registered Training Organisation.
The Qualification is awarded by the Registered Training Organisation. Delegates have 12 months to submit evidence.