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Learn what it takes to maximize the number & strategic value of the projects that your organization completes. This course is designed for anyone involved in the development & execution of organizational strategy. Not recommended if you have taken IT Ris

  • Course Start Date: 2019-03-04
  • Time: 08:30:00 - 16:30:00
  • Duration: 3 days 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Location: Toronto
  • Delivery Methods(s): Instructor Led

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Course Outline

Pre-Requisites

Project Management Fundamentals (PM01) IT Project Management (PM11)

Lessons

Learn to manage project portfolios to meet your organization's strategic objectives.

In this course, you will learn what it takes to maximize the number and strategic value of the projects that your organization completes. This course is designed for anyone involved in the development and execution of organizational strategy. This course is not recommended if you have taken IT Risk Management.

What You'll Learn
  • Differentiate project portfolio management from other management disciplines
  • Relate projects to an organization's strategic objectives
  • Explain what is involved in project prioritization in large, complex organizations
  • Develop and apply a project prioritization model that incorporates the many and varied aspects of project value
  • Prioritize projects on the basis of their strategic value
  • Schedule projects on the basis of strategic priorities so as to maximize the benefits derived from an organization's ability to complete projects
  • Maximize the volume of projects that can be completed by developing defensive capacity of non-limiting resources
  • Maximize the value of projects that are completed by ensuring the right projects are being completed in the right order
  • Simplify the portfolio management process by focusing management attention on the bottlenecks to project completion
  • Relate portfolio management success to the contribution made by the Project Management Office
Who Needs to Attend
  • Senior executives responsible for organizational strategy
  • Managers responsible for developing organizational strategy or for making strategic recommendations
  • Portfolio managers, project managers, and program managers
  • Members of portfolio, program, or project offices
  • Operational managers who are impacted or impact portfolios
  • Project team members, customers, and other stakeholders of the portfolio management process
Follow-On Courses
  • Leading Complex Projects (PM86)
  • Project Troubleshooting and Recovery (PM83)
Course Outline
1. Portfolio Management Foundations
  • Organizational Project Management
  • Portfolio Management and Organizational Strategy
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Portfolio Manager
  • PMI View of Portfolio Management
2. Project Success and Portfolio Management
  • Role of Portfolio Management in Project Success
  • Effective Portfolio Management
3. Executive Involvement in Portfolio Management
  • Executive Involvement
  • Capacity Management
4. Strategic Alignment
  • Value Considerations
  • Project Prioritization
5. Considerations Other than Strategic Alignment
6. Metrics
7. Project Portfolio Management Complications
8. Role of the Project Management Office
Hands-on Exercises:
  • Terminology
  • Efficiency of Multitasking
  • Strategic Priorities and Conflicts
  • Limiting Resources
  • Organizational Constraints
  • Strategic Assets
  • Conduct a Strategic Evaluation
  • Develop a Preliminary Prioritization Model
  • Improve a Project Valuation Model
  • Perform a Project Analysis
  • Prioritize Projects

Cancellation Policy

We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted. Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.

Training Location

GK at ctc Toronto
595 Bay Street

Toronto, ON
Canada   

About Global Knowledge

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Global Knowledge is the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. We deliver learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements that drive the way that organizations around the world differentiate themselves and thrive. Our learning programs, whether designed for a global organization or an individual professional, help businesses close skills gaps and foster an environment of continuous talent development.

Training Provider Rating

This vendor has an overall average rating of 4.38 out of 5 based on 421 reviews.

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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platfo ... Read more
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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platform.. from adobe to something called zoom; I had to call support line cause it stated our instructor wasn’t present. Thankfully I called cause everyone online was in the adobe virtual classroom waiting for what looked like a teacher who didn’t show up for class (IT didn’t get anything resolved until 10mins after start time). I felt like he was really getting hung up on very basic knowledge for the first half of the course (talking about how to create tabs and drag formulas as an example). I completed files a few times before he was done explaining. There was a scheduled fire drill for them (roughly 30mins)that also cut into our time, which wasn’t deducted from the hour lunch break or the two, fifteen min breaks. I also really wish he touched base more on the automating workbook functions portion which we barely did. I'm happy there were/are those study guides (learning videos) and exams to take on my own time that I hope after I've had the class are still available for me to learn from.

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It was difficult to practice on my PC while trying to watch the presentation online.
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David was excellent!! I am very for having this course!!
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Everything was great, but the instructor wasted a lot of time talking about unrelated subjects (like demo-ing different programs, talking about other classes, and talks about how Excel/technology has changed) took up way too much time. The course could have been condensed or better focus would have been great

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Did not actually receive the course materials yet (and the course has concluded). Ratings assume that I will receive the course materials as soon as possible.

Course Reviews

This course has an overall avarage rating of 4.47 out of 5 based on 1 reviews.

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Krysten Morin attended this course Dec 2017

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I have taken GK courses in the past and this one lived up to my expectations. I will continue to recommend GK for training purposes.