Program Management Adaptive Practices with Michel Thiry

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Use the value stream and DA concepts to streamline value delivery.
  • Define alignment with organizational objectives and strategic goals and measure value.
  • Demonstrate their capability to oversee multiple interrelated project teams.


Program management has evolved during the last 25 years from the management of a group of projects into a means of delivering strategic initiatives and value. Recently, concepts such as the Disciplined Agile® (DA™) value stream have enriched program management, and this 2-day training will explain how to consistently realize measurable benefits for stakeholders using a range of tools and techniques.

The training will take learners through the program management life cycle step by step, and they will have the opportunity to practice on a real-life case study.

This training is for experienced project or program managers who want to better understand what a program is and how it can help them and their organization deliver value. 



    • Program Context 
      • Definitions 
      • Program management standards/maturity 
      • Key program functions 
      • Program management life cycle 
    • Definition/Formulation 
      • Translate strategic objectives/stakeholder analysis 
      • Develop shared objectives/benefits map and measures 
    • Definition/Preparation 
      • Business case 
      • Program architecture/stakeholders 
      • Finalize scope 
      • Benefits realization plan 
    • Deployment  
      • Capabilities delivery 
      • Capabilities transition 
      • Benefits appraisal 
    • Closure 
      • Manage program completion 
    • Conclusion

I felt the instructor was well prepared and knowledgeable on the matter at hand. It was also great to have sufficient practical activities to cement the concepts learnt.

The lessons were very insightful and the practical exercises added to the benefit. I admire the trainer's pleasant demeanor and his approach to imparting the knowledge. I would recommend this training course to others.

Great information; loved the templates and case studies, ability to do hands-on learning in small groups, and seeing one business case through from start to finish.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 7 2 5 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 2 5 7.00
PMI-SP® 0 2 5 7.00
PMI-RMP® 0 2 5 7.00
PfMP® 0 2 5 7.00
PMI-PBA® 0 2 5 7.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Michel Thiry PhD, PMI Fellow

Michel Thiry has extensive worldwide experience and has worked in many cultural environments. He is recognized as a worldwide authority in strategic applications of project, program, and value at the organizational level and has supported the development and implementation of a number of strategic programs for major corporations in various fields, including construction, financial, pharmaceutical, IT and IS, telecom, water treatment, transportation (air and rail), local government, and others, using agile and change concepts. He is a regular keynote speaker for major International events, both at the academic and practice levels since 1996, and an instructor for PMI Training since 2001. He has written and lectured widely, including 27 PMI global congresses and multiple keynotes at PMI chapter annual conferences worldwide, and been invited to sit on expert panels in international academic and practitioner forums.

In 2013, PMI published a revised and updated version of his book A Framework for Value Management Practice. His 2010 book Program Management has been presented with an Award of Merit by the Canadian Project Management Association and is on PMI’s recommended list of readings for the PgMP® Exam. The second edition has just been published. In addition, he has written a number of book chapters on value, program and portfolio management in prominent PM books such as the Gower Handbook of Project Management, 3rd and 4th editions, and the Wiley Guide to Project, Program and Portfolio Management, published by Wiley (2007). He was also a contributing editor for PM Network from 2003 to 2008, a “significant contributor” to the PMI Standard for Program Management, 3rd Edition (2013), and was on the core team of the new PMI Practice Guide to Managing Change in Organizations (2013).

Michel has obtained an MSc in organizational behaviour with the School of Management and Organizational Behaviour at the University of London, and a PhD on the contextualisation of project organizations at Middlesex University. In 2006, he was elected PMI Fellow for his continued contribution to project management, and in 2007 he was nominated Fellow of the Association for Project Management. In 2008, he was awarded a Life Achievement Award by the Canadian Society of Value Analysis. In 2014, he was awarded the PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to the practice of the profession, and leadership in advancing project management concepts, techniques, practices, or theories.

Training Information

8 - 9 April 2024
2 Days


Member Price
(€1259.00 before 26 February)
Nonmember Price
(€1425.00 before 26 February)
Government Price
Student Price

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