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What Is A Program Manager? (Job Description Included)

Jennifer Bridges
Publication date:
October 21, 2022
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What Is A Program Manager? (Job Description Included)

A program manager is a leader who oversees the planning, executing and tracking of programs. They have project management or business administration backgrounds and must excel at risk management, resource management and project planning. They are responsible for daily management through the life cycle of the program and plan the overall program and monitor progress to ensure that milestones are being met. Program managers manage the program budget, coordinate projects, manage resources, manage stakeholders, make sure deliverables are aligned, have strong project management experience, a broad knowledge of project and program management methodologies, the ability to work with a wide range of individuals, strong leadership and managerial skills, and a strong knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures. To become a program manager, a bachelor's degree in business administration or related fields and a program management certification are required.

Professional events such as conferences and seminars are also important to stay on top of program management best practices. Program Manager Certifications are a great way to become a program manager and stand out when it comes to hiring and building your career. The two most common program manager certifications are Program Management Professional (PgMP) and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP). PGPMP requires you to demonstrate program management experience or a project management professional (PMP) certification, while MSP is divided into two levels: MSP foundation and MSP Practitioner.


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Jennifer Bridges
What Is A Program Manager? (Job Description Included)
October 21, 2022
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