Portfolio Project Management Professional - A PMI® Approved Course

Empowering Organisations with Successful Business Intelligence Approaches to Portfolio Project Management

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5 Days

Introduction to the course

Any executive, manager or project lead needs to have access to and understand how to make high-quality project portfolio decisions to support analytics and data visuals. Whether you work in a Project Management Office, engage in Business Development 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). 

This KC Academy Portfolio Project Management Professional course explores the concept of a portfolio approach to possible future projects and investments to help reach or maintain strategy targets. This KC Academy Portfolio Project Management course also considers the crucial role of risk management, including a risk management framework and sources of risk to meeting and maintaining a successful portfolio.

This KC Academy training seminar will highlight:

  • Defining the business case to get senior management approval for portfolio management
  • Planning the implementation of portfolio management
  • Selecting and adapting Management of Portfolio (MoP) principles, practices and techniques to suit different organisational environments
  • Evaluating examples of MoP information (including documents and role descriptions)
  • Analysing the solutions adopted concerning a given scenario

Course details

The objective of this KC Academy Portfolio Management Professional training seminar is to prepare students for both the MoP Foundation and Practitioner level examinations. To confirm understanding of the MoP principles, cycles, practices, techniques, roles and documentation. This will enable them to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of Portfolio Management.

At the end of this KC Academy course, you will be able to:

  • Scope and objectives of portfolio management and how it differs from programme and project management
  • Benefits from applying portfolio management
  • The context within which it operates
  • Principles upon which successful portfolio management is based
  • Approaches to implementation, the factors to consider in maintaining progress, and how to assess the success of portfolio management
  • Purposes of the portfolio management definition and delivery cycles and their component practices, and relevant techniques applicable to each practice
  • Purpose and critical content of the significant portfolio documents
  • Scope of key portfolio management roles

Participants will receive thorough training on the subjects covered with the tutor utilising various proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Seminar methodology is designed around a PMI® syllabus and includes an insight into appropriate methods and industry tools and processes used as practice examples. 

This KC Academy Portfolio Project Management Professional course includes teamwork around an applicable case study, with group discussion and critical analysis of portfolio stakeholders, processes and portfolio context.

This KC Academy Portfolio Project Management Professional course provides advice and examples of applying principles, practices, and techniques that together enable the most effective balance of organisational change and business as usual. Thus ensuring that the organisation benefits from a team of professionals with relevant awareness to make good decisions that will impact the organisation's future.

For the individual, the KC Academy course provides the opportunity to gain some of the crucial tools to be a Portfolio Management Professional, including:

  • Having an understanding of the scope and objectives of portfolio management
  • Knowledge of benefits when applying portfolio management
  • Understanding the context within which portfolio management operates well
  • Learning the approaches to implementation, maintaining progress, and assessing successes
  • Purpose and critical content of the significant portfolio documents
  • The scope of crucial portfolio management roles
  • Improved decision-making

This KC Academy Portfolio Project Management Professional training course is aimed at those involved in a range of formal and informal portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, project and programme delivery, and benefits realisation. It is relevant to all those involved in the selection and delivery of business change initiatives, including:

  • Members of Management Boards and Directors of Change
  • Senior Responsible Owners (SROs)
  • Portfolio, Programme, Project, Business Change, and Benefits Managers
  • Business Case Writers and Project Appraisers
  • Manage or Perform a PMO Function
  • Individuals who sponsor, manage or participate in projects
  • Project Management Professionals

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Introduction to Portfolio and Portfolio Management
  • Key Definitions of Portfolio and Portfolio Management
  • Portfolio Management Model
  • Relationship between the Principles, Cycles, Practices and Relevant Techniques
  • Differences between Portfolios, Programmes and Projects
  • Differences between Portfolio, Programme and Project Management
  • How Local Context can affect MoP Principles & Practices - How to adopt cost-effective approaches?
  • Objectives and Benefits of Portfolio Management
Portfolio Selection & Implementation
  • The Need for A Portfolio Approach to Investment
  • The Approaches to Implementing Relevant Portfolio Management
  • Benefits of Assessing The Impact of Portfolio Management
  • Factors Required to Sustain Progress
  • Approaches to Assessing Portfolio Management Maturity
DAY 2:
Strategic and Organisation Context
  • Six Key Functions / Activities that Portfolio Management needs to coordinate with to achieve Strategic Objectives
  • Identify How Portfolio Management can:
    • Coordinate with all other stratagems to deliver strategic objectives
    • Support effective corporate governance
Portfolio Management Governance
  • The Principles upon which Effective Portfolio Management is Based
  • Senior Management Commitment
  • Governance Alignment
  • Strategy Alignment
  • Portfolio Office
  • Energised Change Culture
DAY 3:
Portfolio Definition Cycle
  • Terms & Concepts relating to The Portfolio Definition Cycle
  • Three-point Estimating and Reference Class Forecasting
  • What is involved and The Keys to Success
Portfolio Risk Management
  • Portfolio Risk Management Process
  • An Enterprise View of Risk & Governance
  • Risk Drivers & Metrics
Portfolio Delivery Cycle
  • Portfolio Delivery Practices
  • Tried and Tested Techniques for Delivery Practice
  • What is involved, The Main Elements, and Keys to Success
DAY 4:
Roles and Documentation
  • Purposes and Responsibilities of The Main Portfolio Management Roles Identified in MoP
  • Purposes of the Main Portfolio Management Documentation
Portfolio Risk & Return
  • Return Measures
  • Risk Characteristics
Applying the Portfolio Definition Cycle
  • Apply and Tailor Practices and Techniques of The Portfolio Definition Cycle to A Scenario
  • Identify Appropriate Practices and Techniques within The Portfolio Definition Cycle
  • Identify, Analyse and Distinguish between Appropriate and Inappropriate Application of Portfolio Definition Practices and Techniques to A Scenario
DAY 5:
Portfolio Delivery Cycle Presentation
  • Apply and Tailor The Practices, Techniques and Responsibilities of The Portfolio Delivery Cycle to A Scenario
  • Identify Appropriate Practices and Techniques within The Portfolio Delivery Cycle
  • Identify, Analyse and Distinguish between Appropriate and Inappropriate Application of Portfolio Delivery Practices to A Scenario
  • Analyse whether The Approaches Adopted are appropriate, with reasons, in a given scenario
  • Analyse whether The Portfolio Documentation is fit for purpose, with reason

Professional certificate & Accreditation

Whether you work in a Project Management Office, engage in Business Development or manage a project portfolio, learn to apply principles, practices and techniques to enable the most effective balance of organisational change and business as usual with KC Academy's Portfolio Project Management Professional course.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

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Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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