Michel Thiry, as many of you already know, is a pioneer in the development of what we now call “Program Management”. He has been a sought-after speaker at many project management conferences, including those hosted by PMI (Project Management Institute).
Our experts read his book to get their PgMP certification. They were overwhelmed by the wealth of knowledge and simplicity of the information. The PMI standards, on the other hand, are very detailed and obscure. They make it difficult to understand why we do a project or program, what their benefits are, and how to get them.
The standard is not designed to cover the practical aspects of certification. It is more structured and focused on presenting information. We don’t like the PMI standards. Therefore, we aim to simplify the content and present it to the audience. Our participants have been appreciating how we simplify the content and make it easy for them to understand and use the concepts.
Michel Thiry’s Program Fundamentals is the same – it’s a wonderful book that explains why we need Programs.
How to distinguish it from Portfolios and Projects, and how to link it with Strategic Objectives. It also explains how to make decisions, implement them, and reap the benefits of the program.
Michel Thiry’s 2010 book, “Program Management”, has been awarded the Award of Merit from the Canadian Project Management Association. It is also on the PMI’s Recommended Reading List for the PgMP(r).
Routledge has just published the 2nd edition. He also wrote chapters on Portfolio Management, Value, and Program Management in a number of PM books, including the Gower “Handbook of Project Management” 3rd and Fourth Editions, and the Wiley Guide to Portfolio, Program, and Project Management” published by Wiley (2007). From 2003 to 2008, he was a contributing editor for PM Network. He was also a “Significant contributor” to the PMI (r) Standard for Programm Management 3rd edition (2013) and was part of the core team for the new PMI (r) Practice Guide for Managing Change in Organizations (2013).
He was awarded the PMI Eric Jenett Project Manager Excellence Award in 2014 for his outstanding contributions to the profession and leadership in advancing PM concepts.
You can see a few videos of Michel Thiry discussing Program Management. Click here to watch!
ProThoughts is delighted to work with Michel Thiry, and bring the benefits of PgMP certification to our clients. We believe that certification is only useful until you put it into practice. That has been our goal. The exam is then very easy.
You can also read Do Organizations need a Program Manager?
Michel Thiry will provide the PgMP certification. This certification will include the material as well as a world-class case and lots of interactive games and exercises that will help you crack the PgMP exam. Ashish Sadekar (PgMP), PMP, PfMP) would be providing coaching on Michel Thiry material.
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