Technical Program Management Proficiency (Advanced Level)

  • 20m
  • 20 questions
The Technical Program Management Proficiency (Advanced Level) benchmark measures your advanced working understanding of technical program management. You will be evaluated on your ability to create program management and subsidiary plans, facilitate ongoing stakeholder engagement in technical programs and negotiate with challenging stakeholders, identify and resolve unclear requirements, detect cybersecurity blind spots and risks, and support strategic alignment. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates high proficiency in technical program management processes, possesses an advanced comprehension of its vocabulary and topics, and can perform technical program management independently with minimal supervision.

Topics covered

  • analyze complex stakeholder needs in technical programs
  • describe how to support the strategic plan
  • develop a program management plan and subsidiary plans
  • develop the program schedule and establish milestones
  • evaluate shifting priorities
  • examine new program constraints
  • facilitate ongoing stakeholder engagement in technical programs
  • identify and resolve unclear requirements
  • identify ways to promote a culture of continuous improvement and innovation
  • negotiate with challenging stakeholders
  • outline cybersecurity blind spots
  • outline how to analyze the change readiness of the organization and stakeholders
  • outline the characteristics of a technical program life cycle
  • outline the process of facilitating change to deliver benefits
  • perform a digital transformation readiness assessment
  • prepare for unknown technology risks
  • provide an overview of strategic alignment and how it relates to the organization
  • recognize chaos theory in complex systems
  • recognize vendor relationships and integrate seller deliverables
  • resolve resource allocation conflicts