Now that you've mastered project management, you're ready for the next challenge: program management. From leadership to strategic business and cross-functional skills, this learning path can help you acquire the skills to become an exceptional program manager.
Explore and develop key program management skills.
Practice technical skills that directly apply to the program manager role.
Master leadership and communication skills related to program management.
Learn the essentials of program management, from planning programs to delivering results, and beyond. Find out how to manage a program's scope, finances, resources, schedules, and more.
51m 45s • COURSE
Project Management Foundations: Requirements with Terri Wagner
Discover how to gather and analyze project requirements.
1h 35m • COURSE
Project Management: Rescuing Troubled Projects with Bob McGannon
Discover ways to reset your troubled project on the path to successful completion.
1h 1m • COURSE
Managing Resources Across Project Teams with Chris Croft
Learn the fundamentals of resource management, and discover how to plan your resource requirements for a number of projects all competing for the same resources.
1h 36m • COURSE
Business Development Foundations with Robbie Kellman Baxter
Explore the role and goals of business development, and learn how to launch, scale, and manage a business development team, as well as how to excel as an individual contributor.
55m 8s • COURSE
Managing International Projects with Sam Yankelevitch
Learn techniques for improving collaboration and communication in settings where team players are separated by culture, language, and distance.
1h • COURSE
Managing Time-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project with John Riopel
Learn how to manage projects with time constraints and fast-track schedules with Microsoft Project.
57m 26s • COURSE
Managing Resource-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project with Bonnie Biafore
Set up and manage projects with a limited supply of resources (people or equipment) with Microsoft Project. Learn to assign resources, find overallocations, substitute resources, and track project progress.
1h 32m • COURSE
Managing Budget-Constrained Projects with Microsoft Project with John Riopel
Explore how to best set up and manage projects facing budget constraints with Microsoft Project.
1h 7m • COURSE
Mastering Microsoft Project Graphical Reports with Bonnie Biafore
Create more visual and engaging project reports and project dashboards with the built-in charts, graphs, and Report Designer tool in Microsoft Project.
1h 28m • COURSE
Data Analytics for Business Professionals with John Johnson
Learn how to use data analytics to make better business decisions and gain competitive advantage. This fast-paced introduction is ideal for managers, executives, and other business professionals.
1h 17m • COURSE
Leadership Foundations with Britt Andreatta
Cultivate leadership traits that will help you inspire your team, successfully manage change and conflict, and better serve the needs of your organization.
1h 24m • COURSE
Organization Communication with Brenda Bailey-Hughes
Learn the dynamics of successful organizational communication, so you can communicate and lead more effectively.
1h 20m • COURSE
Communication within Teams with Daisy Lovelace
Learn how to cultivate the communication practices of high-performing teams. Discover how to establish a team charter, communicate in different settings, and more.
1h 8m • COURSE
Negotiation Foundations (2012) with Lisa Gates
Demonstrates the skills empowered communicators use to achieve mutual benefit at the negotiation table.
37m 39s • COURSE
Influencing Others with John Ullmen
Learn how to increase your influence and visibility in your organization.
1h 21m • COURSE
Building High-Performance Teams with Mike Figliuolo
Discover how to accelerate your team's performance.
2h 23m • COURSE
Leading with Emotional Intelligence with Britt Andreatta
Get concrete techniques for boosting your emotional quotient (EQ) to better lead teams, work with peers, and manage up.
1h 2m • COURSE
You'll learn program management skills with these experts
Michael Boyle is a certified PMP, PfMP, and CBAP. He is the founder of Procurro Solutions.
Michael has worked in various positions internationally, both operationally and in IT. He specializes in business analysis and in managing large programs, projects, and processes. He is skilled in cross-functional team leadership, change management, and business intelligence.
Terri Wagner is a PMP and certified Scrum Master. She leads multimillion-dollar project portfolios for her clients.
Terri Wagner has managed multimillion dollar project management office portfolios for domestic and international consulting clients. She has provided the capital planning and earned value management efforts for a program over $130 million dollars. Terri has also led teams of project managers, business analysts, process specialists, operational groups, and trainers in the planning, design, development, and deployment of system and operational enhancements, as well as client-based initiatives. She has been awarded honors for being a creative thinker with the ability to successfully apply technology for the advancement of internal and external operational efficiencies and quality. She has taught project management, project leadership simulations, portfolio management, program management, business leadership, quality management, business acumen, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, team problem solving, and other topics to state agencies, governmental entities, corporate clients, and at the graduate level in the university system. Terri has delivered training, consulting, and project management in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe while continuing to both run projects and consult with organizations on project management methodologies and strategies.
Terri is owner/managing member of Mentor Source, Inc., a Colorado-based project management consulting and training company. She is a certified Project Management Professional and certified Scrum Master. Visit her website at mentor-source.com.
Bob McGannon is a PMP and a PRINCE2 certified consultant, coach, author, and keynote speaker.Bob has set up project management and leadership programs on three continents. He currently serves as the director of Intelligent Disobedience Leadership Pty Ltd in Australia. His company focuses on improving the quality and quantity of business outcomes by sharing novel leadership techniques—using approaches deployed to train dogs! He regularly leverages his capabilities in the portfolio, program, and project management space, and provides leadership consulting, workshops, keynotes, and coaching.Bob specializes in organizational leadership using "intelligent disobedience." He also has extensive experience in strategic program and portfolio management. He has over 30 years of IT, project management, and project analysis experience, 18 of those years with IBM. His management experience includes technology outsourcing, IT delivery measurement and quality, business analysis, and general project management. Bob has worked internationally while playing a major role in the development of international trade applications in use in the United States and Europe. He resides in Australia, where he has worked on government and international private enterprise improvement projects. He has managed project teams as large as 460 individuals, once serving as the IT delivery manager for IBM, supporting American Express.Bob is certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, an Executive Project Manager with IBM, and a Project Management Coach for the Boeing Corporation. He also holds a practitioner certificate in the PRINCE2 project management methodology. Bob's book, Intelligent Disobedience: The Difference Between Good and Great Leaders is available from Amazon outlets or from the publisher (Routledge in Oxford, UK).
Lecturer turned thought leader Chris Croft has trained 80,000+ people in project management and leadership.
Chris has also provided instruction on time management and negotiation, and has trained six million people on Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning. He comes from an operations background, having earned an engineering degree from Cambridge, qualified as a chartered engineer, and worked as a senior manager in manufacturing for 10 years. He earned an MBA and worked as a university lecturer at Bournemouth University Business School for four years before starting his own training company in 1992. Since then, he has been in constant demand as a speaker, and his free email tips are sent to over 20,000 people.
His website, www.chriscroft.co.uk, offers a free email tip of the month, a wide-ranging and unusual blog, and free instant guides. Chris has also created numerous free iPhone and Android apps, notably his Jobs To Do app and his Daily Happiness Tips app.
Robbie Kellman Baxter is the founder of Peninsula Strategies LLC, a management consulting firm.
Robbie is also the author of The Membership Economy: Find Your Superusers, Master the Forever Transaction and Build Recurring Revenue, a book that has been named a top-five Marketing Book of the Year on Inc.com. She coined the popular business term "Membership Economy," which is now used by organizations and journalists around the country and beyond.
Her clients have included large organizations like Netflix and the National Restaurant Association, as well as dozens of fast-growing, venture-backed companies. Over the course of her career, Robbie has consulted clients or worked in more than twenty industries. Before starting Peninsula Strategies LLC in 2001, Robbie served as a New York City Urban Fellow, a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, and a Silicon Valley product marketer. She has an AB from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Robbie has been quoted or interviewed by major media outlets, including CNN, Consumer Reports, and NPR.
Sam Yankelevitch is an author, trainer, and international conference speaker.Sam has helped numerous organizations end their struggle with unwanted costs caused by miscommunication. He is a LinkedIn Learning instructor and the author of Lean Potion #9 – Communication: The Next Lean Frontier and Global Lean: Seeing the New Waste Rooted in Communication, Distance, and Culture. Sam aligns local and global teams by combining his rich grasp of multicultural contexts with quality and continuous improvement approaches. Learn more at SamYankelevitch.com.
John Riopel has over 25 years of experience as a program and project manager.
John has worked in government service and commercial industries, implementing and managing internal, commercial, and government projects. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional in Enterprise Project Management, and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). He has provided program/project management expertise to the US Navy, Army, Federal and civil, along with the banking, telecommunications, retail, and entertainment industries as well as other commercial clients. He conducts training courses on project management theory and does extensive consulting in the application of project management tools and techniques. He has been actively involved in the Microsoft Project Users Group (MPUG) board of directors and the PMI CMass chapter.
Bonnie Biafore is a certified project management professional (PMP), trainer, and best-selling author.
Bonnie has 25+ years of experience in project management and training, and more than 25 best-selling books, including Practical Project Management with Microsoft Project 2016, Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual, Successful Project Management—an award winner at the 2012 STC International competition—QuickBooks: The Missing Manual, and Your Project Management Coach. Her novel, Fresh Squeezed, is available on Amazon and other book retailers. She has authored dozens of courses for LinkedIn Learning. She also provides project management and Microsoft Project consulting services. When not attached to her computer, she hikes in the mountains, takes aerial dance classes and improv comedy classes, plays the banjo, and cooks gourmet food. You can find her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/bonniebiafore.
John H. Johnson is a professional economist, expert witness, author, and speaker.
As president and CEO of Edgeworth Economics, he provides premier economic consulting services to clients around the world. Dr. Johnson is known internationally for his ability to explain highly sophisticated concepts in a simple, straightforward manner and brings this skill to his consulting, writing, and speaking. At Edgeworth, Dr. Johnson provides consulting and expert testimony for Fortune 100 clients, trade groups, and government agencies. In his litigation work, he guides companies and outside counsel on the appropriate use and interpretation of complex data sets, and has served as expert witness in some of today's most high-stakes corporate lawsuits. On the business analytics side, Dr. Johnson helps companies translate their complex internal data sets into strategic, actionable information across a variety of business settings including human resources, finance, marketing, manufacturing, and business intelligence. Both aspects share the need to understand—and properly apply—large, complex sets of data. He applies this same skill to his writing and speaking, where he helps audiences avoid the most common pitfalls people make when confronted with data, so they can become more confident and discerning consumers of data and make better decisions in their professional and personal lives. Dr. Johnson is a frequent presenter on economic topics and the use of data, and co-author of EVERYDATA™: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Everyday. He has also authored numerous papers across his areas of expertise. Dr. Johnson received a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his BA in economics with Highest Distinction from the University of Rochester.
Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader in leadership and learning.
Britt is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience consulting with businesses, universities, and nonprofit organizations. Corporate clients include Fortune 100 companies like Comcast and Apple, as well as companies such as Avvo, LinkedIn, Franklin Covey, Alter Eco Foods, DPR Construction, and 15Five. She has also worked with major educational institutions like the University of California, Dartmouth University, and the University of New Mexico, as well as nonprofit organizations like the YMCA and Norton Healthcare.
Britt has published several titles on learning and leadership, including her books Wired to Grow: Harness the Power of Brain Science to Master Any Skill and Wired to Resist: The Brain Science of Why Change Fails and a New Model for Driving Success. She has received over 4 million views worldwide of her courses on Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning. Titles include Leading Change, Having Difficult Conversations, and Leading with Emotional Intelligence.
An engaging and highly sought-after speaker, Britt delivered a TEDx talk called "How Your Past Hijacks Your Future" and she regularly speaks at corporate events and international conferences receiving rave reviews like "best speaker of the conference."
Britt has served as professor and dean at the University of California, Antioch University, and several graduate schools. She regularly consults with executives and organizations on how to maximize their full potential.
Britt has won several prestigious awards, including the 2016 Global Training & Development Leadership Award from the World Training & Development Congress. She won the gold medal for Chief Learning Officer magazine's Trailblazer Award, and was also nominated for the CLO Strategy Award.
She has served as the chief learning officer for Lynda.com and senior learning consultant for global leadership and talent development at LinkedIn. She continues to partner with Lynda.com and LinkedIn as an author and thought leader on learning and leadership.
Brenda Bailey-Hughes is a Kelley School of Business senior lecturer who coaches executives on communication.
As a faculty member of the nationally ranked Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Brenda teaches undergraduate communication courses, Kelley Direct MBA consulting and global leadership courses, and works on the Executive MBA partnership program between Kelley School of Business and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. Professor Bailey-Hughes is an advocate of teaching global perspectives in the business environment and is a licensed mentor for students and business professionals seeking to improve their international competencies.
Brenda is a sought-after speaker who regularly presents at conferences and workshops on a variety of topics, including change management, presentation skills, intercultural communication, influential communication, and customer service. As co-owner of Team Performance, a consulting and training company, Brenda specializes in communication training and has coached many executives from Fortune 500 companies.
Brenda has a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication and Professional Development.
Daisy Lovelace, PhD, teaches communication and leadership courses.
Her professional interests include management communication, interpersonal communication and conflict resolution, inclusive excellence, leadership, crisis communication, strategic planning, persuasion, and influence.
Lovelace is also a corporate consultant and executive coach. She earned her doctorate from the University of Virginia. She has taught courses at Duke University, the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington, the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.
Lisa Gates is a negotiation consultant and executive coach who helps high-potential individuals negotiate powerful livelihoods. As cofounder of She Negotiates, she also designs training that help businesses and organizations empower women, on topics such as negotiation, conflict resolution, and the art of coaching in the workplace. She has been a frequent contributor to Forbes Woman, The Daily Muse, and LinkedIn, and the work of She Negotiates has been featured on NPR and CNN, and in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, More Magazine, and Real Simple, among other publications.
Dr. John Ullmen is an executive coach and professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
John Ullmen, PhD, is an internationally acclaimed executive coach who oversees MotivationRules.com and is on faculty at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where his course on interpersonal communication was voted by students as one of the "top 10" experiences in their graduate program.
Dr. Ullmen is a frequent keynote speaker on how to influence for results without resorting to authority or relying on rewards and penalties. His most recent book, Real Influence: Persuade without Pushing and Gain without Giving In (Amacom, 2013), coauthored with Mark Goulston, is in print in many languages, and was chosen as one of the 30 Best Books in Business for 2013 by Soundview Executive Book Summaries.
Spanning a wide range of industries, his clients include industry leaders such as Apple, Bain & Co., Cisco, Deloitte, Disney, Genentech, Frito-Lay, Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, NASA, Nike, Oreck, Raytheon, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, UBS, Verizon, Yamaha, and many others.
Dr. Ullmen also works with senior leadership teams, and one of the programs he created for a leading global firm was featured in a Harvard Business School case study on successful strategic and human capital change.
He received a BS from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a PhD in organizational behavior from UCLA. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, where he served in a global top-secret intelligence program and later at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Center for Character and Leadership Development.
Mike Figliuolo is founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services training firm.
He is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger on the topics of leadership, communications, decision-making, problem solving, and other critical business skills. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding his own company, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (www.onepieceofpaper.com), Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (www.leadinsidethebox.com), and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved (www.elegantpitch.com). Mike's blog and the programs he teaches can be found at www.thoughtleadersllc.com.