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When your Executives need high quality project portfolio decision support and analytics how will you respond?
Whether you work in a PMO or manage a project portfolio this course equips you with the essential knowledge and practical tools that you need to succeed in the practice of Project Portfolio Management (PPM). The course materials were designed for and have been part of the syllabus of the Masters of Business in IT Management (MBITM) Program at the University of Technology, Sydney since 2004.
This course can save you many tens of thousands of dollars in consulting and tuition fees! In addition to video lecture presentations it provides practical demonstrations of "how to do it" using both an industry leading PPM product and analytical tools, models and templates which have been developed and proven in practice over many years.
Practical: Students will be provided with helpful and easy to use FREE templates and tools that they can take away with them and start using immediately. In addition, students will be provided with FREE online access to a "sandpit" instance of an industry leading PPM product in order to practice the techniques covered in the lectures.
The course is self-paced but should take about 10 hours to complete. It consists of 7 sections:
You should take this course if you:
In today's global knowledge economy businesses need to differentiate themselves by constantly investing in and developing new and innovative products and services. It is more critical than ever that business and IT leaders collaborate to optimize the value of their organisation's human resources, digital and other assets by making prudent project investment decisions. PPM is the set of management disciplines through which this alignment is achieved.
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|Section 1: Portfolio Management Introduction and Overview|
PPM Definitions, Objectives and ContextPreview
Management by Projects
Management Challenges in a Multi-project Environment
Industry and Management Responses
|Quiz 1||10 questions|
The following quiz tests your knowledge from the lectures on Portfolio Management Introduction and Overview
|Section 2: Portfolio Selection Processes|
Introduction to Portfolio Selection Processes
Prioritisation Part 1
Prioritisation Part 2
Optimisation (or Risk Balancing)
Free Tools and Templates - Portfolio Selection
|Quiz 2||10 questions|
The following quiz tests your knowledge from the lectures on Portfolio Selection Processes.
|Section 3: Portfolio Monitoring and Controlling Processes|
Introduction to Portfolio Monitoring and Controlling Processes
Risk (Including Dependency) Management
Free Tools and Templates - Portfolio Monitoring and Controlling
|Quiz 3||10 questions|
The following quiz tests your knowledge from the lectures on Portfolio Monitoring and Controlling Processes
|Section 4: Portfolio Governance|
PPM Roles and Responsibilities
Presenting to a Portfolio Governance Board
|Quiz 4||10 questions|
The following quiz tests your knowledge from the lectures on Portfolio Governance.
|Section 5: Commercial Portfolio Management Products|
PPM Vendors and Products
PPM Tool Benefits
PPM Tool Implementation Issues
SciForma PPM Tool Demonstration and Free Student Access
|Quiz 5||10 questions|
The following quiz tests your knowledge from the lectures on Portfolio Management Tools.
|Section 6: Advanced Portfolio Management Concepts|
PPM and Knowledge Management
PPM and Internal Organisational Markets
|Section 7: Portfolio Management Game - Practice Your Skills|
Portfolio Management Game Description and Instructions
Bryan Fenech is a lecturer and Board member for the UTS Masters of Business in IT Management (MBITM) program. He has over 20 years experience working in project delivery and business change programs and is the Founder and Director of PPM Intelligence which aims to support and improve the practice of project portfolio management by providing knowledge resources and facilitating creative interactions between practitioners. He is a member of the Leadership for Innovation in the Digital Age (LIDA) research group, the Organisation of the Future (OOTF) research group and the Project Portfolio Management Special Interest Group (PPMSIG).
Specialties: Organisational design for the knowledge economy and establishing and managing complex business transformation programs, including project portfolio management (PPM) implementations and improvement and PMO setup and refresh.
View Bryan's profile at LinkedIn - http://au.linkedin.com/pub/bryan-fenech/2/23a/730/