Managing Complexity

As organizations mature in their project management initiatives, there comes a natural increase in complexity and sophistication of the project management environment. As more projects compete with increasingly limited resources and grow to support large company initiatives, it becomes critically important to ensure all projects are firmly tied to the organization’s strategic direction. The Cadence Program Management course delivers this perspective.

Understand how program management can deliver strategic benefits to the organization. Learn how to see the “big picture” from the program and strategic level. Discover how to implement a successful program with repeatable processes. Learn techniques to define benefits and track the delivery of those benefits to the organization. The Cadence Program Management course teaches organizations to broaden their frame of reference beyond project management, and implement program management effectively.

This course is part of the Organizational Project Management (OPM) Series of training courses offered by Cadence. As with all Cadence offerings, the course format emphasizes practical and straightforward techniques to facilitate retention and immediate application after the seminar.

Is this the right course for me?

If you wish to Increase the delivery of core program elements, to utilize project resources within the program in the most effective manner and want to understand your role in a program, how you can best serve the project and program environment, this course will provide you with answers and skills.

Course Outcomes

  • Define your Program: Define a program and show how the projects within it connect to the strategic goals of the company
  • Integrated Program Management: Understand the differences between program management and project management
  • Drive for Efficiency: Increase the delivery of core program elements
  • Leverage the Right Tools: Develop a program Work Breakdown Structure and Responsibility Matrix
  • Streamline your Program: Utilize project resources within the program in the most effective manner
  • Cultivate a Positive Project Environment: Understand your role in the program, and how you can best serve the project and program environment
  • Get the right players on the field: Outline the roles and responsibilities of your program team
  • Drive the Program Life Cycle: Use the Program Life Cycle to manage and control multiple concurrent programs

Training information

Face to face training

Format: F2F, Virtual, Public, In-house for for Teams or groups Audience: Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, Program Managers, Sr. Project Managers
Duration: F2f: 3 days | Virtual: 5 half days
Group size: 12 Max
PMI PDUs: 24 (technical)
Cost: pricing page. Team or In-house group: please ask for proposal.
Course Calendar: Check the calendar for upcoming seminars


  • State-of-the-art training session
  • Seasoned seminar leaders
  • Ready to use in practice immediately after the training exercise
  • Life-long support from Cadence
  • Certificate and 24 PDUs (PMI®)

Other relevant trainings & services

  • Project Management (classic, agile or hybrid)
  • Portfolio Management
  • Managing Project Management
  • Executive Briefing on program Management