Program and Portfolio Management (PPMC) Advanced Certification – 40 PDUs (15 Technical, 10 Leadership, 15 Strategy

Join PMO pioneer and program and portfolio management thought leader Bill Stewart as he provides you with advanced skills, tools, and techniques for successfully initiating and executing programs and portfolios of any size and complexity. You will plan a program to transform your organization to successfully support project, program and portfolio management. You will learn how to link projects and program to strategic initiatives, prioritize them, 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 and as a program manager, develop and lead a team of disciplined and talented project managers. 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.  You will be awarded the Program and Portfolio Management Certification (PPMC) is based on the successful completion of two highly interactive virtual workshops or completion of the  four-day in person workshop.

Subjects covered in the PPMC 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

Awarding of the PPMC certification requires successful completion of this workshop and the successful completion of the 1-day “Remote Leadership Success” virtual workshop.