Program Management: A New Frontier 4/27/2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Program management, a new frontier in the project management arena, is receiving wide acceptance in recent years as a key business process for organizational success. As organizations have reached higher levels of maturity with managing individual projects, they are turning their attention towards managing them collectively under the umbrella of a program to become more effective. Program management doesn't simply entail managing interrelated projects. It’s about maximizing benefits realization while ensuring that programs are aligned with organizational strategy and goals. This keynote presentation will address the why and what of program management.

You will learn:

  • Why program management is needed?
  • Difference between project and program management
  • Four program critical success factors
  • Six key competencies of program managers
  • Three categories of program metrics


Prasad S. Kodukula

Prasad S. Kodukula, Phd, PMP, PgMP,

is an award-winning speaker, coach, author, and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of professional experience. He is the founder & CEO of Kodukula & Associates, Inc., a project management training, coaching, and consulting company in Chicago, Illinois. He has spoken to audiences spanning more than 40 countries on a variety of topics in project management. Prasad has trained or coached several thousands of project/program/portfolio managers at 40 Fortune 100 companies, the World Bank, the United Nations, and the United States government. Examples of major companies where he taught include Abbott Labs, Boeing, BP, Chrysler, Cisco, Corning, Dow Chemical, Ericsson, ExxonMobil, IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase, Medtronic, Motorola, Sprint, Volkswagen, and United Technologies Corporation. Prasad is also co-founder and CEO of Neochloris, Inc., an alternative energy technology company. Prasad holds degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Cornell University, and Rutgers University. He was recognized by the Project Management Institute as “Best of the Best in Project Management” with 2010 PMI Distinguished Contribution Award. He also received prestigious awards from the USEPA and the States of Kansas and Illinois for outstanding achievements in education, training, and technology innovation. Prasad is a co-author or contributing author of eight books and more than 40 articles.