The Program & Portfolio Management Advanced Certification (PPMC)® Virtual Workshop

40 PDUs (15 Strategic, 15 Technical, 10 Leadership)

Are you ready to obtain the tools, knowledge and leadership experience to transform corporations to the highest levels of project, program and portfolio management excellence?  The Program and Portfolio Management Certification (PPMC)® is an advanced certification program that will provide you with the skills, tools, confidence and discipline to successfully implement and lead strategic portfolios of any size and complexity.

Join PMO pioneer and program and portfolio management thought leader Bill Stewart in this highly interactive virtual workshop as he provides you with advanced skills, tools, and techniques for successfully leading programs and strategic portfolios of any size and complexity. During this training, you will have the opportunity to create a program plan for leading a successful  transformation to project, program and portfolio success.   You will learn how to create a strategic portfolio, link projects and programs to strategic initiatives, prioritize projects and programs,  establish and facilitate governance committees, balance portfolios, monitor interfaces between projects, programs and portfolios, manage resource capacity, develop heat maps and establish and manage stage gating processes. You will learn practical and proven techniques for communicating with and managing sponsors, executives and steering committees.   You will leave this training with a comprehensive set of program and portfolio management templates and tools, a portfolio prioritization tool, tips and techniques that you can immediately apply when you return to your organization.

The PPMC certification is awarded upon completion of this virtual program as well as the 1-day “Remote Leadership Success” virtual workshop.

Topics covered during the program include:

  • Successfully transforming the organization to Strategic Execution Excellence (project, program and portfolio management excellence)
  • Successfully implementing PMOs or Strategic Execution Offices
  • Understanding the relationship between projects, programs and portfolios
  • Establishing a sound project and program management foundation that supports portfolio management
  • Establishing an executive vision of a future of project, program and portfolio success
  • Assessing the current state of project, program and portfolio management and comparing it to the vision statement
  • Creating a business case for project, program and portfolio management transformation
  • Identifying and overcoming barriers
  • Identifying and linking projects and programs to strategic initiatives
  • Techniques and tools for developing, measuring and balancing strategic portfolios
  • Implementing and applying stage gating
  • Creating and implementing prioritization tools
  • Creating and managing dashboard reports
  • Implementing and facilitating governance board(s)
  • Establishing effective resource capacity planning
  • Initiating and planning programs
  • Implementing and conducting benefits realization tracking
  • Identifying and managing program interfaces and interdependencies
  • Developing integrated program schedules
  • Implementing a benefits realization program
  • Program and Project scope change management
  • Capturing and reusing project, program and portfolio history
  • Successfully leading domestic and global programs remotely

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn directly from Bill Stewart, an architect of the PMO concept and   thought leader in project, program and portfolio management. Contact Sean Boyle at or 678 325 1100 with any questions you might have and/or to ask about Corporate and PMI discounts.

“I found your teachings and insight invaluable. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. From top to bottom, a great trip and well worth the time and investment.”

Paul S. Kandel 
Strategic IT Project Management Lead

“Thank you for everything – sharing your knowledge about project and portfolio management… showing you genuinely care about people and assuring they learn the skills for success. I greatly enjoyed the program and hearing the examples of your vast experience.”

Belinda Smith – Senior Corporate Portfolio Manager

“Thank you so much for the training. I learned a lot and am going to be heavily using it immediately.”

Sharon Sefcik Carroll – Director Governance

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