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PgMP Program Management Professional All-in-One Exam Guide by Joseph Phillips

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CHAPTER 5 Initiating the Program

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In this chapter, you will

• Examine program selection approaches

• Learn how to initiate a program

• See how projects are authorized

• Initiate the program team

• Determine initiating program process inputs and outputs

In order to have a program, there has to be, of course, a demand from someone to create one. When you get down to it, it's not that someone is just demanding that a program be created, but more likely that someone is demanding a new service; a new business objective; or a change for the better in the circumstances of a business, a community, or an organization.

Programs generally get created not on a whim but as a result ...

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