I am frequently asked for book references or other material to help prepare for the Program Management Certification (PgMP) Exam. There are not many titles available directly related to the topic, but I know there are several effective ones. The good news is they are available as part of the PMI membership. If you are a member of PMI, I strongly recommend going to the eReads & Reference section under the Knowledge Fly-away tab and take advantage of online access to about 250 complete and unabridged books. There is also a search feature to find books about a specific topic.
I have selected the following books as the best in relation to Program Management.
Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management , Second Edition (2008) by Ginger Levin and Allen R. Green Auerbach Publications © 2010
Program Management by Michel Thiry Gower Publishing Limited © 2010
The Program Management Office Advantage: A Powerful and Centralized Way for Organizations to Manage Projects by Lia Tjahjana, Paul Dwyer and Mohsin Habib AMACOM © 2009
Fundamentals of Effective Program Management: A Process Approach Based on the Global Standard by Paul Sanghera J. Ross Publishing © 2008
Program Management for Improved Business Results by Dragan Z. Milosevic, Russ J. Martinelli and James M. Waddell John Wiley & Sons © 2007
The Wiley Guide to Project, Program and Portfolio Management by Peter W. G. Morris and Jeffrey K. Pinto (eds) John Wiley & Sons © 2007
Middle Managers in Program and Project Portfolio Management: Practices, Roles and Responsibilities by Tomas Blomquist and Ralf Müller Project Management Institute © 2006
Project Portfolio Management Tools and Techniques by Parviz F. Rad and Ginger Levin IIL Publishing © 2006
The Program Management Office: Establishing, Managing and Growing the Value of a PMO by Craig J. Letavec J. Ross Publishing © 2006
A Concise Guide to Program Management: Fundamental Concepts and Issues by Mitchell L. Springer Purdue University Press © 2005
Enterprise Programme Management: Delivering Value by David Williams and Tim Parr Palgrave Macmillan © 2004
Program Management: A Comprehensive Overview of the Discipline by Mitchell L. Springer Purdue University Press © 2001
Project and Program Risk Management: A Guide to Managing Project Risks and Opportunities by R. Max Wideman (ed) Project Management Institute © 1992
Quality Management for Projects and Programs by Lewis R. Ireland Project Management Institute © 1991
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David L. Davis, PMP, PgMP
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