The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with a generic and practical methodology to build and manage a balanced project portfolio. The course covers all project portfolio cycle where it defines basic project portfolio terminologies, introduces project portfolio models, presents projects evaluation techniques (both financial and non-financial). Also, the course offers projects prioritization tools for ranking projects, techniques for quantifying portfolio uncertainties and risks, assessment of portfolio performance using earned value analysis.
The course uses a mix of interactive techniques, such as brief presentations by the consultant and the participants. It also offers hands-on training on project software, such as MS Project and Monte Carlo simulation for portfolio risk assessment. The course also features the use of a number of group exercise and case studies followed by plenary discussions.
The target audience includes: portfolio directors and managers, senior managers, decision makers, portfolio sponsors, PMO staff, program and project managers and all individuals involved in building and managing their organization project portfolio. This course is worth 30 PDUs.
The competencies targeted in this course are:
Project portfolio related templates and portfolio KPIs dictionary (soft copies) will be distributed during the course. . The course includes hands-on training exercises using MS Project and Monte Carlo simulation. Laptops will be provided by Meirc.
Project Management Institute (PMI)®: Meirc is designated as a Registered Educational Provider (R.E.P.) with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. As a result, Meirc is authorized to issue Category Three Professional Development Units (PDU) that can be used for the authorization to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam and for maintaining the PMP credentials.