Initiating the Program

Study Hints

PMI® in the PgMP® Examination Content Outline has established a Program Life Cycle consisting of:

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Controlling
  • Closing

In this life cycle, Initiating represents 6% of the questions or 10 questions on the exam.

We have elected to provide 20 questions for you for practice in this book, even though the sample 170-question exams will contain 10 questions.

The questions on the exam concentrate on additional methods to gain greater support and approval for the program. They focus on the need to ensure that the program’s values and objectives are aligned with those of the organization as documented in the program mandate.

In The Standard for Program Management—Third Edition (2013), ...

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