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Home > Training > Curriculums > Advanced > Introduction to Project Portfolio Management

Introduction to Project Portfolio Management

Reduce the gap between strategy and achieving results.

Level : Master Code : IPP01EN
Duration : 1 day Prerequisites : no
Solution : Conference Participants’ Profile : Senior Project Manager, Program Manager, Management
PDU’s : 8
Delivery Language : French, English
Material Language : French, English

Course Overview

This training defines strategy, processes and deployment of an efficient and adapted project management portfolio in your organisation. An efficient portfolio management will improve multi-project management and will assure to take in account the projects that have priority in your organisation. The training also presents a practical approach to portfolio management within your organisation. This approach will allow you to acquire methods and tools to analyse the situation in your organisation, to define the portfolio’s structure required and to plan portfolio deployment and the processes to portfolio management.

Learning Objectives

  • Define strategic objectives to portfolio management.
  • Define fundamental components to portfolio management process.
  • Link the organisation’s strategic planning to portfolio management.
  • Evaluate tools, techniques and models to define the project’s priority and to balance your portfolio.
  • Manage organisational change linked to the portfolio management deployment.
  • Maximize project management with portfolio management.

Course Outline

Portfolio Management Background

  • Project Management components (projects, programs, portfolios, PMOs)
  • The project management frame in an organisation
  • The projects life cycles
  • Common problems to portfolio management

Organisational Management and Project Portfolio

  • The portfolio management’s position in an organisation
  • Links to strategic planning
  • Links to operations
  • Links to project management
  • The project life cycle

Portfolio Management Processes

  • Initial portfolio development process
  • Control and monitoring process (Reporting cycle)
  • Project portfolio updates and optimization process
  • Project life cycle process « Gating system»
  • Key roles in operating processes
  • Roles of influence
  • Strategic role of a PMO

Portfolio Deployment

  • Use a business case to define et deploy portfolio management
  • How to sell project portfolio to executives?
  • Adapt project portfolio deployment to the organisation’s maturity
  • Find and deploy portfolio management key resources
  • Manage change resistance

Case studies and exercises

Best practices in project management

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