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Project Portfolio Management (PPM)
Feeding the PMO a prioritised pipeline for execution
15 – 18 October 2017
The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE
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Overview

This highly practical course will provide you with the tools and knowledge to implement a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) approach within your organisation.

During the course, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of interactive exercises, including building a portfolio priority sorting tool, as well as a graphic dashboard – both of which you will be able to re-use at your work. You will also see examples of commercial apps that automate PPM.

You will further gain insights into the interactions between PPM and the Project Management Office (PMO).

Content
  • PPM – An Overview
  • Roles In PPM
  • The 12-Step PPM Process
  • Defining And Managing The Pipeline
  • Reporting And Portfolio Dashboards
  • Simulation – Build And Prioritise A Portfolio
  • Categorising Work And Defining Requirements
  • Developing Value Propositions And Business Cases
  • Selecting Projects
  • Prioritising/Balancing The Portfolio
  • Authorising And Planning Work
  • Developing The Portfolio
Who Should Attend

All professionals involved in working on or managing projects, programmes and portfolios in an organisation will benefit from this course. If you are a manager responsible for evaluation, selection, and termination of projects; or PMO staff responsible for initiating or streamlining portfolio management processes; or a decision maker involved in authorising projects or phases of projects, you will benefit from attending this course.

Benefits Of Attending
  1. Articulate the key roles in portfolio management
  2. Explain how to setup a portfolio and choose potential projects to charter
  3. Show how to categorise work in line with business requirements
  4. Describe how to balance the portfolio and align with strategic plans
  5. Demonstrate how to create a portfolio, using a decision hierarchy and graphical techniques
In Association With

    Project Management Institute (PMI)

    Informa is an approved Registered Education Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute ((PMI).

    Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than 600,000 members and credential holders in more than 185 countries. Our worldwide advocacy for project management is supported by our globally-recognized standards and credentials, our extensive research program, and our professional development opportunities.

    These products and services are the basis of greater recognition and acceptance of project management's successful role in governments, organizations, academia and industries. For further information on PMI, please visit www.pmi.org

    As a REP Informa Middle East are approved by PMI to issue Professional Development Units (PDU) for our training courses. The REP programme has been designed to enhance the ongoing professional development of PMI's members, those credentialed through PMI and others in the project management profession


Course Director

    James Graham
    Principal Consultant
    Stratexology, USA

    James Graham specialises in strategy formulation and strategic execution, with the experience of working in over 30 countries across Africa, The Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Initially working in the sales and marketing function, he then developed a second career in management consulting, working with Pagoda Consulting, a highly respected London based boutique that focuses on IT strategy and business transformation.

    He has consulted to a number of strategically focused initiatives in Europe and the USA and worked in Learning and Development in the Middle East since 2005, mainly in the areas of managing business change, strategy and process management. This experience includes the private and public sectors.

    Although primarily a practitioner, James has also been published, as a contributor to "97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know" (O'Reilly) and as a co-author of "Maximising the Potential", a publication under the Information Society Initiative of the UK Department for Trade and Industry. He also wrote the chapter "Planning for Change" in ABG Publications' "Electronic Business" publication.

    James holds a Certificate in Management Studies, a Diploma in Psychology and a Master of Science in Consulting. He is PMP® certified and also holds British Psychological Society Level A and B Intermediate + qualifications.



Venue and Accommodation

    The Address, Dubai Marina

    Dubai

    The Address Dubai Marina
    Dubai Marina
    P.O. Box 32923, Dubai, UAE
    T: +971 4 4367777
    F: +971 4 4367788
    W: http://www.theaddress.com/en/hotel/dubai-marina

    click here for directions

    Standing tall in the heart of one of Dubai's most vibrant neighbourhoods, where crystal waters shimmer against modern architecture and luxury yachts moor alongside trendsetting restaurants, The Address Dubai Marina is a haven for the discerning traveller.

    With 200 luxurious rooms, five superb restaurants and lounges, a relaxing spa, spectacular infinity pool and state of the art meeting and event facilities, The Address Dubai Marina will keep you refreshed and inspired.

    Perfectly situated for your business needs, The Address Dubai Marina is just a short ride away from Dubai Media and Internet Cities, Knowledge Village, Jebel Ali Free Zone, and within walking distance from the metro station.

    And what is business without a little fun? With the white sand beaches of the Arabian Gulf just a stroll away, and the hotel's direct link to the stylish Dubai Marina Mall, The Address Dubai Marina gives you every reason to extend your stay and unwind.


    Accommodation

    Special delegate rates have been negotiated at selected hotels and we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    T:+971-4-407 2693
    F:+971-4-407 2517
    E: hospitality@informa.com

    VISAS

    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.


Course Fees
Date Course Fee Before
6 August 2017
Course Fee Before
10 September 2017
Final Fee
15 – 18 October 2017
(BC6841)
US$ 3,995 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995

Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

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Book and pay full fee for two colleagues and the third attends for FREE

  • Not applicable in conjunction with corporate discounts
  • Payment to be settled before start of the course to avail the offer
  • This offer is not applicable on Early Bird Prices

For more information, email Andy Watts on a.watts@informa.com

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