Portfolio Guru – PfMP® Course

The science and structure behind “Realizing” Strategy.


Course No: PFMCER 01
Duration: 2 Days
Credits: 16 PDUs

Minimum of 4 yrs of Portfolio related experience and 8 yrs of Professional Business Experience
Course Level

Advanced, Certification Course
Course Overview
As the business grows and the organizations become bigger and the competition becomes meaner there is increasing pressure on the Science of Portfolio to help realize the strategy faster cheaper and with due diligence and governance. The course is based on PMI’s The Standard for Portfolio Management (current version) and the “Best Practices” to not only help business owners and decision makers understand Portfolio Management practically but also help them prepare for PMI – PfMP certification exams. This course is highly intensive and is only meant for senior decision makers.
Who should attend?
  • Sr. Executives who take strategic decisions
  • Business owners
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Sr. Program Managers
  • Program Directors
  • Sr. Project Managers with adequate experience who help in strategic decisions
  • Product Managers
  • Members of PMO office
  • Business Change Managers
  • Program Sponsors
  • Members of Steering Committee
  • Sr. Business Consultants 
Performance Focus
  • Practical empowerment in Portfolio Management
  • Familiarizing the participant with the content and structure The Standard for Portfolio Management
  • Link between Organizational Strategy, Tactics and Governance
  • Applying The Standard for Portfolio Management to scenario-based questions
  • Applying practical and effective Governance and Governance poicy
  • Linking Strategy, Portfolio, PMO, Programs, Projects and Operations across the entire Organization
  • Ability to apply powerhouse concepts to the real world Portfolio and strategic initiatives
  • Applying and preparing for the Program Management Professional (PfMP)® Examination
What You Will Learn
  • To establish and maintain a framework and methodology for Portfolio management within the organization.
  • To establish and maintain an apt governance philosophy
  • To select, prioritize, balance and / or terminate Portfolio components to ensure alignment with strategic goals of the organization
  • To establish a suitable and cost effective infrastructure for portfolio and governance
  • To measure and monitor the value of Portfolio management to the organization through apt measures and matrices
  • To conduct stakeholder engagement at an organizational and strategic level
  • To articulate the role of a Portfolio manager, based on the outcome of PMI’s role delineation study
  • To apply the tasks, knowledge, and skills of a program manager to the appropriate phase and supporting processes, per the PMI Portfolio Management Profession (PfMP)® Examination Content Outline
  • The do’s and don’ts of the PfMP exams
  • To study and prepare for the PfMP® Examination
Training Content and Basic Outline of the course

Foundations Of Portfolio Management

  • Portfolio Framework
  • Organizational Strategy and links with other elements of business
  • Business Value
  • Role of Portfolio Manager
  • Role of PMO and MIS vis a vis Portfolio Management

Portfolio and the Organization – An Overview

  • Portfolio Management and Organizational Objectives and Strategy
  • Portfolio Management Process Implementation
  • Portfolio Management Information System (Dashboard)
  • Governance and Organization
  • Portfolio Stakeholders
  • Organizational Structure and Maturity and how they affect Portfolio Management


Portfolio Management Process Overview

  • Portfolio Management Process Groups
  • Portfolio Process Interactions


Portfolio Strategic Management

  • Develop Strategic Plan
  • Develop Portfolio Charter
  • Develop Portfolio Play Book (Roadmap)
  • Manage Strategic Change

Portfolio Governance Management

  • Develop Portfolio Management Plan
  • Define Portfolio
  • Optimize Portfolio
  • Authorize Portfolio
  • Provide Portfolio Oversight

Portfolio Performance Management

  • Develop Portfolio Performance Management Plan
  • Manage Supply And Demand
  • Manage Portfolio Value

Portfolio Communications Management

  • Develop Portfolio Communications Management Plan
  • Manage Portfolio Information

Portfolio Risk Management

  • Develop Portfolio Risk Management Plan
  • Manage Portfolio Risks

Engagement End And PfMP Exams Discussions

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