The Program Management Professional ( PgMP ) test comprises situational questions that need a thorough understanding of programme management fundamentals. Using association techniques such as case studies and examples when studying for the test enhances knowledge and memory retention, both of which are required to pass the PgMP Exam. The case study presented below will help test participants with their studies.

Study of a Case:

XYZ Inc is a software development firm focusing on information and communications technology. XYZ Inc employs about 2000 people, the majority of whom are software designers and developers, and operates two data centres and six regional offices. XYZ Inc’s senior management has authorised a Green IT initiative to move Aurora Inc toward energy efficiency.

XYZ Green IT Is The Name Of The Programme.

Program Goal: By 2022, XYZ Inc will have increased its energy efficiency by 20% while also meeting the country’s carbon emission objectives. XYZ Inc anticipates meeting its energy efficiency goals through lowering electricity use, improving waste management, and streamlining work operations.

A programme is defined as: A programme is described as a collection of connected initiatives that are handled in a coordinated way.

The Following Projects Comprise The XYZ Green IT Programme:

Data centres’ power usage should be reduced.

Improve the building’s amenities (lighting, Air-condition etc.,)

Work process virtualization

Better trash management and recycling

Project Specifications:

Project 1: 

Power Consumption in Data Centers

At XYZ Inc., data centre electricity use accounts for 30% of overall power consumption. A data centre is a physical site that houses servers that host, process, and disseminate data. These servers require constant power to function correctly, and the physical location also needs continuous energy for the air-conditioning to keep the servers cool.

The project includes replacing existing servers with new energy-efficient servers that consume less electricity and modifying the data centre structure to improve cooling capabilities.

Project 2: 

Building Facilities for Offices

Electricity use in office buildings accounts for 50% of overall power consumption at XYZ Inc. Buildings are essential consumers of power. Poor planning and design of waste energy in construction. Lighting, air conditioning, hardware (PCs, workstations, printers), elevators, and other systems are designed for maximum capacity use. The project entails adopting occupancy-based lighting, maximizing daylight consumption, and automating hardware standby.

Project 3:

Virtualization

Business travel, training, and office space account for a significant amount of XYZ Inc’s operational expenses. The project includes adopting telecommuting and virtual meetings, training, and conferencing possibilities. WFH alternatives are projected to cut travel and hence carbon emissions. Using remote web technology to conduct activities, discussions, and workshops will cut logistical costs for people and commodities.

Project:4:

Waste Management and Recycling

A large part of XYZ Inc’s spent material is disposed of inefficiently. The initiative entails building a paperless office and replacing high-carbon physical items with low-carbon equivalents. The industry also entails extending the life of acquired entities, lowering the number of discarded end-of-life products.

Conclusion

A case study like the one above is an excellent way to understand programme management ideas. This case study explains most concepts outlined in the Program Management Standard. All training is performed using a case study method to demonstrate and clarify crucial topics.