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Governance is the fifth domain in program management. It represents 14% of the 170 questions, or 24 questions, on the PgMP® exam. Governance transcends program management from the beginning of the program when it is first approved to be part of the portfolio to the closure of the program.

In program management, there can be several types of governance structures—one used for program approval, one used to oversee the program at the stage gates and for periodic reviews of program progress, and one used by the program manager to oversee the projects in the program. These Governance Boards, often called Steering Committ4es, Oversight Groups, or Boards of Directors, each require a defined structure to promote efficiency ...

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